Wednesday, October 31, 2012
No school for the rest of the week
We are still without power but holding up. Luckily nearly all of Aidan's electronic things can be charged in the car. We have to conserve gas as the state is running out. Most stations don't have the power to pump and if they do the lines are incredibly long. People are getting gas for their generators and extra gas for their cars. Apparently the cell towers are currently being powered by generators so its only matter of time before that runs out. It took me two hours to get home last night from work, including pulling over and crying because the conditions are so bad. I was beginning to fear I would never get home. Here are a few pictures from around us. They aren't nearly as bad as what I saw last night. The electric company's standard reply is 7-10 days for power restoration. Some people have power back today but judging by what I saw last night with all the downed wires and trees, it's going to take a long time for us. Maybe as people get power back hotels will have rooms available.