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MrFinn & rest of the NJ contingent (Read 294 times)


day after day sameness

    We haven't heard from Tim in a few days since Sandy...anyone heard or seen any updates from other sources like FB or anything ?

    Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


    Will Crew for Beer

      My SIL is in Redbank and they are still without power.

      2014 Goal: Run Monkey as my first marathon. Brilliant!


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        steph  

         

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        Prince of Fatness

          Still no power, but power is being restored to places nearby so I am hopeful of getting it back within the next day or two.  They estimate that well over 80% of the state lost power.  The shore got absolutely hammered.  Worst tropical system in my lifetime by a mile.

           

          I have a gas water heater and stove so I am coping.

           

          Biggest issue is that I work for a small company that publishes time sensitive information.  No power in the office.  We have a backup site up about 75% and are just getting by.  I'll feel better when power is restored in the office.

           

          Lots of people far worse off than me so I am just rolling with the punches.  Not much else you can do.

          Semi-retired.


          day after day sameness

            Good to hear from you and that the news isn't horrible.

             

            Lots of people far worse off than me so I am just rolling with the punches.  Not much else you can do.

             

            Yep.  But it does get old really quickly. 

             

            During the ice storm of Feb 1998 up here, we had huge swaths with no power for 7 - 10 days and it was ok for a while, then got old in a hurry.  Gas stations, ATMs, grocery store's point-of-sale...everything was down. Neighbors camping in our living room for a few days for our wood heat as their houses became unlivable in the cold.  Work office had running water and showers...there was a line every morning of bedraggled folks coming to the office for relief and some heat.

             

            It gets old very quickly....

            Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless

              My daughter lives on Long Island, she's not married and lives on her own in an apartment.  Talk about a worried Dad.  She called me today after a few days of only text messages.  She had a good bit of non-perishable food and water so she was OK.  Her power and water just came back on a couple of hours ago.  She's been eating and showering at a friends house who have a generator and, I guess, enough gasoline to run it once in a while.   I have said  my share of prayers for the people in that region.  Best to all of you.


              Prince of Fatness

                Power came back on in my house overnight, so now power at work is my big issue.

                 

                I ended up losing a little food but I have a small chest freezer in the basement and everything was thawing slowly so  it is a matter of rearranging meals and eating the stuff that thawed within the next couple of days.

                 

                The office that I work in still has no power so that is my big issue right now.

                 

                At some point I have a tree that needs to be cut down, some siding that needs to be repaired, and a chimney cap that needs to be repaired.  That's it,  I was supposed to head down south next week but am going to postpone that for a few weeks.

                 

                For me this is mostly a big inconvenience.  I am lucky.

                 

                I appreciate the thoughts everyone.

                Semi-retired.

                C-R


                  Good to hear Finn.

                   

                  The East Coast sure got slammed on this one.


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                  day after day sameness

                    For me this is mostly a big inconvenience.  I am lucky.

                     

                    Very good to hear. Very good.

                     

                    Have a warm beer...or two.

                    Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


                    Feeling the growl again

                      Power came back on in my house overnight, so now power at work is my big issue.

                       

                      I ended up losing a little food but I have a small chest freezer in the basement and everything was thawing slowly so  it is a matter of rearranging meals and eating the stuff that thawed within the next couple of days.

                       

                      The office that I work in still has no power so that is my big issue right now.

                       

                      At some point I have a tree that needs to be cut down, some siding that needs to be repaired, and a chimney cap that needs to be repaired.  That's it,  I was supposed to head down south next week but am going to postpone that for a few weeks.

                       

                      For me this is mostly a big inconvenience.  I am lucky.

                       

                      I appreciate the thoughts everyone.

                       

                       

                      Let me know when your little care package is safely in hand.

                      "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                       


                      Prince of Fatness

                        Let me know when your little care package is safely in hand.

                         

                        Nothing yet.  Who did you ship with and did they give you a delivery date?

                        Semi-retired.


                        Feeling the growl again

                          Nothing yet.  Who did you ship with and did they give you a delivery date?

                           

                          Shipped Tuesday, they said Thursday...but I would bet there was a bit of a disruption in the system.

                          "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                           


                          Prince of Fatness

                            Shipped Tuesday, they said Thursday...but I would bet there was a bit of a disruption in the system.

                             

                            Depends on who you shipped with.  Fedex delivers from Allentown, PA which wouldn't be too bad.  UPS delivers from Bound Brook, NJ ... might be some issues.  No tracking number?

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                            Feeling the growl again

                              Depends on who you shipped with.  Fedex delivers from Allentown, PA which wouldn't be too bad.  UPS delivers from Bound Brook, NJ ... might be some issues.  No tracking number?

                               UPS.  Let me dig out the tracking.

                               

                               

                              MTA

                              Tracking Information

                                   Location                   Date                  Local Time           Activity

                              Indianapolis, IN      10/30/2012                6:30PM            Order Process

                                                                 10/30/2012               7:20PM            Origin Scan

                                                                 10/30/2012              8:44 PM            Departure Scan

                                                                 10/30/2012             10:00PM            Might tasty, thanks

                               

                               

                              Actually it says "Adverse weather conditions" with a big warning that adverse weather may cause delay of the shipment.  Looks like they froze all outbound shipments to the affected hub Tuesday night.

                              "If you want to be a bad a$s, then do what a bad a$s does.  There's your pep talk for today.  Go Run." -- Slo_Hand

                               


                              Prince of Fatness

                                 Actually it says "Adverse weather conditions" with a big warning that adverse weather may cause delay of the shipment.  Looks like they froze all outbound shipments to the affected hub Tuesday night.

                                 

                                OK that's Bound Brook.  Lots of power outages in that area.  That would explain it.

                                 

                                If you want, PM me the tracking number so I can keep an eye out for it.

                                Semi-retired.

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