Thursday, November 1, 2012

Still Here So Screw You Sandy!

People I ain't shitting you, if you live anywhere in the state of New Jersey, NYC and Eastern Pennsylvania near New Jersey....you officially got fucked over by Hurricane Sandy.

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I am only writing to you now because our neighbor was kind enough to give us a heads up that the local Tractor Supply store got in 100 precious generators and we decided to break the piggy bank open and rush over to get one. We got lucky and where able to snag one! Once the word spread they went really fast!!! I will just say this, people are nuts when they start to panic and that's what they are starting to do, PANIC! There's lots of people out there who will not be surviving the Zombie Apocalypse when it happens because.....they panic!  We on the other hand will be able to shoot the zombies in the head as we run to pick up firewood to stay warm!  I find it fairly interesting that we won't have power for perhaps 14 more days, but the internet people have their lines all repaired and up and running??  Weird huh JCP&L???   But hey, there's lots of free firewood now to pick up along the side of the road. 

We snagged a generator!! As you can see people are picking up free roadside fire wood!
Sgt getting free firewood, take note to the sagging power line!

Trees are gone everywhere so is power 
Can't go down this road....see the really BIG tree across the road in front of the blue car.  

I won't even begin to tell you how hard it is to get gas right now....you really can't around here yet (and I live in west New Jersey) as gas stations run on electricity :( If you do chance on a gas station that is running the wait is 1/2 mile long and the gas goes fast. As I stated above, everyone is in the OMG panic mode. 

We are very lucky as nothing was destroyed on our property!  We also have heat and water from our rain barrels.  All I have to say is, bring on the zombies! 

~MaryDeluxe

17 comments:

  1. Virginia got off easy for once, I was very surprised. I live in the woods and our power goes out in regular rainstorms if it gets too windy, but somehow ours stayed on through this whole storm. I'm glad you guys are doing ok!

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    1. Yeah, this storm was really weird how it hit us?? It seems the closer you were to the coast the harder you got hit.

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  2. I'm so glad you are well. I'm sure the pictures I've seen don't come close to what it's really like. I've been through tornadoes, but nothing like that storm. Sending prayers your way and for all of those that have been devastated by Sandy.

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  3. So glad you are weathering the storm. Hope your chickens and other friends are safe and sound.
    That road looks like some of the roads around our cabin last summer after it got hit with a tornado. So friends near by lost about every tree on their property which had been heavily wooded. They also a lot of property damage. We got off easy by only losing a few trees but one was over 100 year old pine and for sure the oldest tree on the lake. We were sad to see it go but glad it fell away from the cabin. Our friends had to form a chainsaw gang to get out of the neighborhood because of all the downed trees on the road, just so they could get out down the road for supplies.

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    1. The chickens didn't even lose a feather! They stayed in all day in their cozy warm chicken coop!

      The pine trees always suffer the worst in wind storms. I saw so many big beautiful pine tress that were just pulled right out of the ground.
      It was sad.

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  4. I'm glad you guys are OK, and that your property is in good shape. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this storm.

    We bought a small generator several years ago, and it is a great thing to have. I live in Anchorage, and we had a huge windstorm come through in early September-since the trees still had leaves, and the ground was saturated, so many trees came down. We were without power for 5 days, and without our landline and internet for 15 days. That generator was such a great help. We couldn't run our stove, but we could run our Traeger grill, which can cook about anything. We kept our food from spoiling, we have tons of salmon in a big freezer, it would have been such a waste to lose it.

    Something that is interesting to me-Alaskans don't do the panic shopping like they do in other places. I don't know if we just keep ourselves better stocked because of where we live-but no kidding-a blizzard is on the way? There is none of that panicked buying I used to see in the Midwest, where I grew up. They did sell out of generators after the windstorm, but that was it.

    Sorry for such a long comment!

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    1. It's always interesting to read how other people weather a storm in other areas of the country. Sgt and I are lucky, we are fairly self reliant here. I agree with you, a generator is a smart thing to have if you find yourself often without power! A good investment I think and comes in handy to save your frozen food investment.

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  5. It's great to hear that you, your husband, and your animals made it okay. It always amazes me how powerful Mother Nature is. From the looks of those photos, she must have been having a bad day and PMSing as well.
    All of our appliances are electrical except for the heater so we have a backup camp stove in case of an emergency.

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  6. Glad to hear you guys are ok!Hope you can get enough gas to run that generator as long as you need too.As far as the "pre storm freaking out"..yup Bombero said the same thing this week.Glad he owns weapons because if something REALLY bad ever really happens he knows we are gonna need 'em!! And that was after a trip to the grocery store looking for some bananas before the storm hit. :-)
    I think more people need to learn to be a little more self sufficent..how to be stocked ahead of time and have 'back up plans' as far as cooking, etc. Hard to do if you live in a city apartment though..Oh well.Keep us posted as you can.

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  7. We have a generator too! I think it's essential if you have a well. I'm glad to here that your house made it through the storm being without power for 14 days has to be tough! I guess it's great practice for the impending doom of the approaching Zombie Apocalypse!

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  8. I'm so glad to hear that you're doing ok! And you guys are so smart to be so self-reliant. I'm imagining you in a very Laura Ingalls kind of bath.
    Ever since the summer storm where a lot of us in Ohio were power-less for up to 2 weeks our rallying cry has been "Bury The Power Lines!"

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  9. It was scary following everything! I'm so glad to hear you are okay, even without power (getting in your zombie practice). All my family in the mid-Atlantic weathered it fine (only one lost power for a few hours and he was the one with a generator). I can't believe how long it will take to get things back up and running.

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  10. glad to hear you are safe. everyone on the east coast are in my thoughts and prayers. and speaking of zombies...my grown kids play the zombie game. a good idea for a post for me in the future. ;)

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  11. Stay positive girl! :) We're still without power too. It's getting old, ain't it? LOL At least I think the bright side will be that people get more interested in self-sufficiency and some of the old school ways of doing things. Enjoy your time off with Sgt!

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  12. Oh, forgot to say that 99% of my brother's service calls this week are hooking up generators for gas stations in Jersey- if he gets to one near you I will give you a heads up! But bring cash, because they can't process credit cards if they have no internet. He said he often has to have police there to hold back the customers until he gets done.

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