Weathered the Storm
by, 29th August 2011 at 04:57 PM (686 Views)
Josh and I are fine in NYC and RL. We are lucky enough that I have three annoyances:
3. We needed to pull out one of our air conditioners to prevent leaks. (The other two stayed in due to combination of inertia and contradictory opinions about whether it is or isn't better to pull them in.)
2. When watching Hot Fuzz on Netflix DVD, we hit a stretch of 6 minutes that the DVD wouldn't play, and at a climactic point, too. We do know what happened (our Internet stayed up), but we can't have that watching it for the first time experience again.
1. Idiots complaining that the storm was overhyped. It is still going on. Millions are without power. The meat packing district got a foot of water. Red Hook got hammered. Vermont got hammered -- there is scary youtube footage of one of the picturesque covered bridges going down in the storm. People died in this storm. The precautions taken for NYC were not excessive.