Site Columns By Michelle
September 24, 2003 - 8:05 PM

Hello World!

So after nearly a week of hype, over the course of which we were convinced that the newscasters and meteorologists were just offering the dire warnings to hear their own voices, Hurricane Isabel hit. And we, and everyone in our neighborhood, and most of our town, and much of our county, were left without power for more than three days.

It's amazing the things we take for granted when the power is on, like a refrigerator full of food we had to throw out more than $150 worth and the ability to keep entertained. Not only did we lose the use of television, computers, Gamecube, etcetera, but we didn't have enough light in the evening by which to read or play Monopoly. We couldn't recharge the rechargable batteries for our flashlights or hand-held electronic games. There were no nightlights for the kids' rooms, and with all streetlamps and neighbors' lights out, it was very, very dark.

The good news is that compared to others, we got off relatively easy; no tree crashed through our skylight, no leaves clogged our gutters, and though we had to bail out the sump pump manually, our basement didn't flood. But we lost three days of work, our kids lost three days of school, and we couldn't bring in pizza for our older son's birthday party because the pizza place had lost its power and all the cheese had gone bad.

Next time a hurricane is coming, I'm going camping. My in-laws, who are living in a trailer in a wooded campground, had electricity and hot water all weekend. I went rustic just so I could take a shower!

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Do you agree with Archer's actions when he forced the Osaarian in the airlock to obtain information?
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On a mission to investigate an abandoned Xindi vessel on a jungle planet, Archer, Reed and Hoshi succumb to a virus that mutates them into a primal life form.

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