Experiences like this ice storm cause us to remember the critical things we overlooked when we set up our homes. I'm not thinking about the big issues like the decision to live here in the great Northeast - it's the small stuff that gets you.
Like on our first home - it never occurred to me as we were shopping for homes to ask which side of the street the snow plow came down first. Sure enough, our house was on that side, which meant that we got more than half a street's worth of snow dumped in our driveway.
And then on the present house - I knew that it was at the bottom of a hill, and that meant that we had to have a grinder pump. But until we had the first power outage, it didn't register that with a grinder pump, you have to start counting flushes when you lose power.
The only solution is to have a sense of humor!
[On the other hand, there is a seriousness here. The local news has reported that a couple has died from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning attributable to running an emergency generator in their garage.]
Last edited by Monophoto; 12-14-2008 at 03:54 PM. Click to view previous post history.