Sandy's Storm

Well, it's been about six months since Sandy visited us. Rain, wind, downed trees, power outages and no heat or T.V. were what Sandy brought to town. With only an electric stove, I had no hot food. Dry cereal, cold canned food, what a treat. The stores were closed, the power lines were down, so what's a guy to do? Mixing powdered milk with cold water on dry cereal started to taste pretty good after awhile.

Lighting my apartment was a problem, too. Flashlights need batteries and batteries don't last forever. I have a battery-operated scooter with a headlight. Voila! The two 12-volt batteries lasted for the duration of the storm. Sometimes you just have to get creative.

Warm clothes and extra blankets kept me warm night and day. Dinner preparation consisted of using my handheld can opener to open cans. Paper plates and plastic cups came in handy. I am still buying extra batteries and extra paper products. I'll be prepared when Sandy's sister comes to town next winter. Enjoy the warm weather while you can. Isn't it great?

Bruce Leigh

Bay Village

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 10:18 AM, 05.14.2013