August 29, 2011

Safe!

ALL the folks I subcontract with work in CT. Last week I sent them some email explaining what needed to be done to prepare for a Hurricane. They weren't worried, I wasn't worried, but I did explain that the aftermath was going to suck.

Today I received two funny email and a text from the few I sent out pinging my guys to see if they and their families were well. The rest didn't make it to work...

One of my best friends up there txt'd me after I couldn't get through. I thought it was a good sign that I was getting a Chinese woman on her cell phone, translation being 'The subscriber is not available...' She was stuck in China on business, which was fortuitous since she's heard from her hubby that there was no power. I think this was the first time I ever gave thought that ANYONE was better off in China. (Hi, DK, if you see this!)

One of the guys emailed me back and said, "I wasn't going to come in. I don't usually like to come in when something is wrong with my house, but my wife and I realized this was going to be the only way we got a hot meal, so we came to work." Heh. That made me laugh. I told him to bring his clothes so he could shower at the gym.

The last guy said, "Hey, we're good, it's just like camping except with a REALLY good air mattress!"

I hope the others are fairing as well. It truly sucks to lose power for a couple days. Words cannot express how much it sucks to lose power for a week or WEEKS...

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See my new little hurricane widget in the corner? I'm LOVING it. I got it from wunderground. It looks nicer on Pam's blog since she has a nice big bar. (She picked wunderground blue.)

I need to shrink mine a bit more... just wondering about the tininess of it then. We'll see....

If you click on the little tabby things, it'll give you data. For instance, if you click on Legend, it tells you how many mph gives you what Category. Kinda fun. I like it better than the defunct weather pixie I finally eliminated.

Posted by Boudicca at August 29, 2011 08:59 PM
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Posted by: custom research papers at August 30, 2011 01:57 AM

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Posted by: vwbug at August 30, 2011 04:47 AM

Remember my comment the other day about getting flood insurance? From reading today's paper, water did MUCH more damage than wind. Amazing how much misery such a "little" hurricane can do. They're SO lucky it wasn't as strong as predicted.

Posted by: George P at August 30, 2011 03:26 PM

I saw this at one of my favorite sites and thought of you right away. Make sure to read the "mouseover" comment as well.

http://xkcd.com/944/

I'll take snow any day...

Posted by: Versatek6 at August 30, 2011 03:57 PM

George- They haven't seen misery until they see their next home owner's insurance bill. Insurance companies DO NOT lose money in the long haul... they will not let it happen.

Versatek- Holy crap! That's great!

Posted by: Bou at August 30, 2011 09:39 PM