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  •  October 29, 2011 storm (14+ / 0-)

    I've already forgotten it's name.  Was it Isaac?  Power went out at 8:30 that (Saturday) night.  Was finishing up making the food for my mother's 80th birthday party the next day.  My father asked if we wanted to bring the party to their house (in another town) because they had power.  We were unable to get out of our driveway due to the downed power line running across the end of the driveway.  End result: 9 days and 3 hours without power, 48 degrees in the house, birthday cake for breakfast for 9 days, 7 dinners out, many afternoons spent in Barnes & Noble Cafe, went to four movies (work was closed) and my mother's birthday party finally rook place in May after her recovery from intervening surgery for a broken hip.  A good time was had by all.  Not so much.  But at least we had the money to pay for the dinners and movies and the contents of the freezer and refrigerator.

    If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? When I am only for myself, then what am "I"? And if not now, when?

    by betorah on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:18:27 AM PST

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