Still Waiting For Sandy

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

There is a new television show that is all about what happens when there is no more electrical power.  And I watched the last episode with Hurricane Sandy lurking a couple of hundred miles away, in all likelihood ready to turn our power off.  But that's only one issue.

I just called Cindy Jones.  She lives in a community that I'm considering moving to, and it's right on the Occoquan River.  So, is she nervous?  She didn't sound like it.  Will her basement get wet?  Probably not.

As I sit in my house, located in DC at a fairly high elevation, I am a little bit nervous.  And if my basement doesn't get some water (in spite of a bunch of sandbags) it will be a miracle. 

So far it's a little bit breezy with a light rain. But in a few hours, it's supposed to get serious enough to shut down the Federal Government, area schools, the entire public transit system and Starbucks.  Total rain will be eight inches or more.  The winds are supposed to be at 40 mph with gusts up to 70.  This is making me really glad that I took down the leaning pine tree in my front yard last year.  But the biggest nuisance could come from our power company, which has been know to take weeks to restore power after a biggish thunderstorm. 

So, like Cindy, I'll start off with everything fully charged.  Then I'll go through first the laptop, then the iPad then the iPhone.  Of course, if the power is out, so is the cable and wi fi. 

I made up the thing about Starbucks being closed.  They could be what we all consider to be an essential service! 

Now I'm going to take the advice Cindy gave in her post about the hurricane, and I'm filling the bathtub with water! 

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Gloria Todor and Doug Durren - Delaware County PA Real Estate
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Be safe Patricia.  Everything is shut down here in SE PA....we are just waiting it out now.

Take care,

Gloria

October 29, 2012 10:06 AM
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Claude Cross
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Claude Cross-Charlotte NC Real Estate(Homes By Cross, Inc.)

My bet is you will weather this weather in fine spirit. You may have some power issues but all the power companies in the U.S are on stand-by to get everyone up.. Here is hoping your personal property is spared.

 

October 29, 2012 01:40 PM
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Janice Roosevelt
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It is a bit windy and nippy, did manage to get a hoe inspection in this a.m. Stay dry all!

October 29, 2012 03:04 PM
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Claude Cross
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I love that Janice got a Hoe inspection in . Awesome :)

October 29, 2012 03:08 PM
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Karen Anne Stone
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Janice:  I would congratulate you for getting a Hoe Inspection... if I only had a clue as to what a Hoe is, and why you have to get it inspected.  Is that the farming tool?  Serious question, here.

ooops... it just hit me.  Do you mean a "home" inspection?  Duh... sorry, I should have guessed that.

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Pat Kennedy -- author of The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate -- gives you a look at life on the streets as a real estate broker in our nation's capital. And her blog is peppered with great advice combined with humor!