No. of Recommendations: 2
But GSF, how did you do with Sandy?

Thanks so much for asking!!!

I'm in Somerset County. We got walloped. Not the same way as the coastal portions, but there were trees EVERYWHERE. Roads closed everywhere, schools out for a week and a half.

I could have had it much worse. I didn't have any flooding in my house thanks to my generator. I didn't have a tree land IN my home, only in my yard.

I was out of power for a solid week. We learned an awful lot about what generators do and don't do, and how to make do without water when you have a well. I'm glad we did a lot of storm prep.

During the storm itself, our house was howling. The wind would catch the vents at an angle and it literally sounded like there were wolves in our attic and the walls. The boys were completely freaked out, even though we knew what it was it sounded awful.

But we tried to treat it as a learning experience, overall... hopefully some of the lessons will stick!


Print the post  


What was Your Dumbest Investment?
Share it with us -- and learn from others' stories of flubs.
When Life Gives You Lemons
We all have had hardships and made poor decisions. The important thing is how we respond and grow. Read the story of a Fool who started from nothing, and looks to gain everything.
Contact Us
Contact Customer Service and other Fool departments here.
Work for Fools?
Winner of the Washingtonian great places to work, and Glassdoor #1 Company to Work For 2015! Have access to all of TMF's online and email products for FREE, and be paid for your contributions to TMF! Click the link and start your Fool career.