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|User Info||Ten Things Update: 2011; entered at 2011-06-10 21:10:16|
Registered: 2010-11-04 Connecticut
Last year in march we had a hell of a storm go through coastal Connecticut. We had downed trees and power lines all around our home, and more downed trees and power lines on our way to work. Plus an electric transformer fell just outside of our driveway and we couldn't get either one of our cars out of the driveway.|
How did we get to work? We live about two miles from our office, so we walked to work. We called in and told the managers that we would be walking so we would be late. Not a problem for us, we love to walk anyway.
The bigger problem was that we were without power for about seven days. We made it through by filling a couple of huge coolers that we have with ice, and we put everything in our fridge and freezer into the coolers. Now long term this would have presented more of a problem, but for a week we decided we could get away with this. We didn't lose a bit of food that we stored in the coolers. We cooked using our charcoal grill and our fireplace.
It was the people who moaned and groaned that lost the most and had the most trouble. We took everything in stride and had fun with it. How you think under pressure is going to be a big part of how you make it through the big stuff in life. Most people just throw up their hands and eith give up or lookfor someone to take caree of them. Being independent and having a good attitude can save your life.
BTW...I have had knee problems since I played basketball in high school. I just go out and walk. I don't worry too much about the pain. It feels better when I walk.