Friday, September 2, 2011
Its easy to forget how reliant we are on our modern technologies.
It’s another brilliant day of sunshine in the aftermath of Irene, and I’m happily sitting at my computer, with blow-dried hair, and a cold yogurt and iced tea by my side. Last week, they were comforts that I never thought twice about, but today, what a difference. I spent only two and a half days without power, and yet I feel like I revisited the 19th century again, living the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder, on Little House on the Prairie. Well, maybe just a little. I wasn’t exactly wringing out clothes, or making home-made biscuits to cook in a wood-fired oven. But, I did spend a few hours buying ice bags, trying to keep meat and milk from spoiling. And for two evenings, I actually read a few pages of a book by candlelight. My eyes …
Monday, August 29, 2011
National Grid is in Easton working, but restoring power for everyone could take close to a week.
Easton Emergency Officials said Monday that cleanup and recovery from Hurricane Irene's destruction could take at least a few days - and a lot of Easton residents will be affected as a result. Police Chief Allen Krajcik said that for some of the approximately 6,000 Easton households without power, the wait could be almost a week for National Grid to repair the damage. "It could be today or tomorrow for some, but some parts of Easton could be without power until Saturday," he said. Krajcik met with National Grid representatives in a conference call Monday afternoon along with fire and Department of Puplic Works officials. He said National Grid workers were in Easton and a priority list was being put together. Currently, Krajcik said, …
How are you staying busy and dealing with the lack of power?
Monday, August 29, 2011
Cabin fever yet? If you live in Easton, there is a really good chance that you don't have power right now. It has been over 24 hours without power for most Eastonites, and National Grid has not yet given a time frame as to when power would return. Lack of power leads to many issues: Food in the fridge and freezer, hot water, and of course, boredom are all issues we encounter. How are you hanging in there, Easton? What have you been doing to stay busy and how have you handled the challenges that come with losing power?