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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 09:21 PM

Our power is on again.

Everything is right with the world.

For Father's day, my family bought me the video documentary Juice: How Electricity Explains the World, which is about life without electricity in Puerto Rico - for years after the Trumpers abandoned these Americans - and, sadly, Lebanon - Africa and elsewhere. I had the electricity to watch it.

It was pretty well done overall.

Of course I knew all about this, life without electricity, after Hurricane Sandy (during which I was pretty badly injured), but the reminder connected with the tropical storm this week in New Jersey was, um, um, for lack of a better term for it, "a useful reminder."

Like Taj Mahal used to sing, "You don't miss your water, until your well runs dry."

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NNadir Aug 5 OP
dem4decades Aug 5 #1
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c-rational Aug 5 #3

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 09:35 PM

1. Still out and not expecting it on for days.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 09:45 PM

2. I wasn't expecting mine until tomorrow night. I checked the PSEG outage website...

...and on the map, they reported that they were dispatching crews to investigate the cause and anticipating re-connection late Thursday evening/early Friday morning.

I guess when they got there to check it out, it was fairly easy to fix. I called my wife on the way home from work to see if I should get ice and she told me it was on.

We were lucky. Don't give up hope; it could come earlier.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 11:08 PM

3. Good to hear, and thanks for the song.

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