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Prepping for Sandy


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Last winter I spent a week without power. It was caused by a transformer in my condo development and left 4 buildings with no heat and no electricity for an entire week. Even the 'emergency' alarm systems died and our condo management, true to their standards, did absolutely NOTHING.
No back up lighting, no info, no extra pressure on the utility company to get it fixed. Zip, nada, zilch.
When some irate owners questioned them, they simply said, it was the owners responsibility to call the utility company and get it done.
{...and you wonder why I sometimes binge...
these are the same idiots who did nothing with my psycho neighbor...}
I know that it is said, if you think the best of people ...
they will respond in kind.
The people that made up that saying, never met this crew.
but I digress.

Last time the power went out, I had no option and had to stay in my condo.
I learned that a freezer of frozen food is like throwing money in the garbage....
so...
this time, I'm cooking what I have, with the intention of freezing it, so if I do lose power for a length of time, I have considerably less waste, as I can defrost and use the chicken and pork chops that have been pre-cooked (like home made cold cuts), and eat them with a nice assortment of veggies and fruit.

When the New York City Mayor starts warning that the Big Apple may be forced to take emergency procedures...You know things are going to be bad.
FuhgeddAboudIt

And for those of you who bought the Halloween Candy ahead of time....
and you KNOW who you are...
Don't listen to those voices coming from your stash.
Stay Strong and stay safe
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Sheryl

P.S. Mayor Bloomberg warned New Yorkers not to try surfing the waves...
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Just an update (from my 10/29 blog)
I cooked all my meat yesterday, individually wrapped each portion, and put it in the freezer. I'm thinking of doing the same to some brown rice.
I'm making hard boiled eggs right now and filling up plastic containers with
water to freeze them, in the hopes that in the event that I do lose power for an extended period, it will help keep my freezer cold.
The cell phone is totally charged, I've got loads of candles (real and flameless),
I have a couple of battery operated lanterns, and I even have a tarp and duck tape.
Someone reminded me...extra batteries.

As I said ... I went thru this before...
last time the temp was still mild, but 55 degrees feels plenty cold when you've been sitting in it for a few days. I learned to use the rack from my toaster oven, to set up a small stove, so that while I had the real candles burning, I also had a teapot above it...and I was able to have a warm cup of tea throughout the day.

Hope everyone in Sandy's path stays healthy and safe.
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CATNCAG 7/10/2013 2:06PM

    Great job Shery at being well prepared!
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ANNESYLVIA 11/7/2012 8:11PM

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ERTSMOM 11/1/2012 1:31PM

    emoticon job being well prepared. Stay safe!!

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JSELLINGTON 10/31/2012 5:17PM

    You are just amazing!! emoticon I swear if I ever grow up, emoticon I want to be like you!! Stay strong and stay away from the candy!! emoticon emoticon
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REGSHAR 10/31/2012 10:40AM

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Good job, praying all is well.

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RUNNERRACHEL 10/31/2012 4:30AM

    emoticon you sound like you are prepared! Stay safe!

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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/30/2012 9:45PM

    Ooh, I hope you stayed safe and didn't lose power! But it's great that you thought ahead and preparing for it anyway. Good luck, and again - stay safe!

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YULLABELLE 10/30/2012 10:12AM

    I'm glad you are ok. My family and I made it through Sandy unscathed. Stay safe.

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NEWMOM20121 10/30/2012 8:22AM

    Be safe. Pray all is well for you

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BLUEJEAN99 10/30/2012 1:56AM

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MARYJEANSL 10/30/2012 12:48AM

  Good for you with all your emergency preparedness! All of my family and many of my good friends are in Sandy's path. I am hoping and praying everyone stays safe and warm and rides out the storm successfully.

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CICELY360 10/30/2012 12:47AM

  good blog

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DESERTDREAMERS 10/30/2012 12:14AM

    I loved it when the mayor said something like "if you don't evacuate when told to, you put the rescue people in danger". The news this morning was full of warnings and dire prophecies? Yikes

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JAMER123 10/29/2012 10:19PM

    You are very prepared and I hope you are fending well through the storm. We are camping at the base of the Smokie Mtns. in TN. and it has turned cold here with snow falling in the mtns. Thankfully we went up into the Smokies on Sat. as the road we used is closed. We will sit out one more day and leave Weds. heading back west. We have been well prepared also, for anything that comes our way.
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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/29/2012 9:09PM

    It sounds like you are ready. We are checking into getting a whole house generator.

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KIPPER15 10/29/2012 8:55PM

    Stay safe. Even here in Michigan we will be getting high winds relating to Sandy. Amazing power. emoticon

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SHOSHANADP 10/29/2012 8:13PM

    I hope we all make it through the storm with power! I'm south fo you but still in the path (DC). Luckily, our condo management is really good about making sure that things continue to run, including owning a generator. Hopefully we won;t need to use it.

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SUSANK16 10/29/2012 7:08PM

  stay safe

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SHOAPIE 10/29/2012 5:39PM

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PANNPETERS 10/29/2012 5:22PM

    If you have extra blankets, tarps, or even big sheets of plastic throw them over your freezer. We've done this during power outages during the summer months due to strong storms and tornados. It does seem to help. We managed to keep stuff frozen for 4 days at the beginning of July in 90 degree weather.

Good luck to all of you! You are in my prayers.


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ONLYTEMPORARY 10/29/2012 5:07PM

    emoticon on preparing ahead!

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JLLOVETT 10/29/2012 3:30PM

    Staying "SMART" is the key in a storm like this one. I live in Mississippi and hurricanes are second nature here. Trust in God and I will pray for everyone in the storm's path!

1 Peter 1:6 “So be truly glad! There is wonderful joy ahead, even though it is necessary for you to endure many trials for a while. These trials are only to test your faith, to show that it is strong and pure.”

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4KWALK 10/29/2012 2:40PM

    Very smart thinking. Experience is a good teacher.
Hope all will be well for you with no power outage at all.

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SERASARA 10/29/2012 2:11PM

  Stay Safe! emoticon emoticon

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NEWTINK 10/29/2012 1:53PM

    Stay safe ... we are praying for you !!!!

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LYNNA1968 10/29/2012 1:51PM

    you also, next time tell your super "its the owners responsibility to collect the months fees" lol

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VOLLEYGIRL77 10/29/2012 1:31PM

    Be safe!

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DIANNEMT 10/29/2012 1:24PM

    You have lots of company--during Irene, I had lots in the freezer. This time, I have lots of ICE in there to hopefully keep things cold. Lots of friends are praying for ALL of us!

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KARRENLYNN 10/29/2012 1:01PM

    Sounds like you have a plan. Being prepared can mean the difference sometimes. I hope the damages aren't as bad as the predictions and that you and your friends and family are safe. :)



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GRACEFULJOURNEY 10/29/2012 12:21PM

    It's good to be prepared. Stay safe.

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SJKENT1 10/29/2012 12:11PM

    Good for you - praying that everyone remains safe.

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LAURIE5658 10/29/2012 12:10PM

    What a great idea, Sheryl. Pre-cook what you have and use it as needed. Stay safe!

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FITANDFIFTY2 10/29/2012 11:26AM

    Smart planning on your part!! Be safe! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who are in the path of this storm! emoticon

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HEARTS116 10/29/2012 11:15AM

    Stay safe! I'm in Sandy's path too.

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IAMAGEMLOVER 10/29/2012 11:13AM

    emoticon I have a freezer full of frozen food.

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SAMI199 10/29/2012 11:00AM

    Great idea-we cooked up the freezer stuff,too. I don't expect too much "help" from our building,although they have extra staff on. I'm hoping they will be looking out for the seniors here-there are a lot of them that live alone. Stay safe.

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FARIS71 10/29/2012 10:53AM

    Way to be prepared. Be safe!

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JANEMARIE77 10/29/2012 10:38AM

    cooked up a storm yesterday too but the freezer is still full I'm in the wait and see mode I will not watch TV or read internet its two much what if for me Stay safe

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DJSHIP46 10/29/2012 9:38AM

    May you have a wonderful, SPARK-filled day!

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MIMIDOT 10/29/2012 9:00AM

    No school for our area. We're on the fringes, I hope! Everyone be safe!

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PENOWOK 10/29/2012 8:50AM

    Good thinking!!!

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WALLINMW 10/29/2012 8:31AM

  The east coast is in our prayers. Stay safe and get out of there!

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EUEK098 10/29/2012 8:25AM

    Stay safe

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TRYINGHARD54 10/29/2012 8:00AM

    I'll be right in the center of sandy also.... I live in Pa.. sooooooooooooooo here we gooooooooooooooo

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NASFKAB 10/29/2012 7:33AM

  My daughter visited me from Queens NY & is with me in DC area praying for all of us

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GRAMPIAN 10/29/2012 6:57AM

  Stay safe. Good luck!

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BESSHAILE 10/29/2012 6:01AM

    no - that halloween candy is not your friend.

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COCOSMOMMA 10/29/2012 5:29AM

    Praying for your safety!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/29/2012 4:51AM

    Praying for your safety. I am in Maryland, so the hurricane will effect us. I've been through days without electricity before too and its not fun!

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