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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Janis Borgueta
LIC R.E Salesperson - Homes for Sale Newburgh NY
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Pat - My daughter lives in Columbia Heights and is thinking that there will be no power shortly. We will get the storm here after it moves north. NO FUN.. and it is quiet and still outside.. the calm before the storm.. and yes, we wait.

October 28, 2012 09:01 PM
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Karen Anne Stone
Fort Worth Real Estate
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Pat:  I noticed you put Starbucks at the end of your list... saving the most important for last, when you rattled off the closings.  What a tragedy that would be.

I remember the Occoquan River area, and it is quite lovely.  I hope somehow this Frankenstorm ends up nowhere near as nasty as we are being told.  Stay dry.  Stay safe.

PS... no rain or flooding here in Fort Worth, but moving here you'd be living in and surrounded by "red states."  If I had a choice, I'd contend with the rain and the outages.

October 28, 2012 09:12 PM
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Teral McDowell
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Hang-in there Pat; praying for you and all of the people in the path of the storm.

October 28, 2012 09:14 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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Patricia,  I have not seen the T.V. show.  I'll take California earthquakes over Hurricanes any day.  I pray that you remain safe and with power. 

October 28, 2012 09:23 PM
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Erv Fleishman
Luxury Prop Specialist Realty Associates
Realty Associates

There are battery powered TVs. Also, here in an area that is used to preparing, one should have a battery powered radio as a must. Getting information is imporant. Should keep an extra battery for your cell phone.

October 28, 2012 09:44 PM
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Michelle Cooks
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services

Be very careful and safe Pat as it BLOWS for sure. We are praying for the folks.

October 28, 2012 09:47 PM
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Steven Cook
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Pat -- praying you and yours remain safe, warm and relatively dry over the coming week!

October 28, 2012 10:51 PM
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Ginny Gorman
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Phillips Post Road Realty ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate

Pat, I say it is New England weather but that is not comfort to anyone here in RI either.  Everything is battened down on the coast...it still is so dark I can not tell how far the water is from my house...tonight will be worse due to storm surge, high tide & moon tide...making it through safe is all we want!

October 29, 2012 03:34 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Stuart Florida Real Estate
the BlueWater Realty team specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.  I hope you will fare well through this storm.

October 29, 2012 04:04 AM
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Jay Markanich
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Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC

We have everything stored we need (except power, for which we have a generator and extra fuel).  I did not even go to the store!  But still, we are gearing up!

October 29, 2012 04:42 AM
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Richard & Beth Witt
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RE/MAX Wittney Estates 516-795-6900 www.longislandrealestatesearch.com

Pat... this post of Mike's gave me such comfort and such a wonderful feeling of peace... I pass it on to you with the hope that it will do the same for you....

Mike's Post

Have a Beautiful Day...

October 29, 2012 05:05 AM
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Kathryn Maguire
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The wind is starting to pick up here in Chesapeake but it is not very bad.  I am with Jay...we have a generator and extra fuel so even if the power goes out, all will be well.

October 29, 2012 05:07 AM
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Gloria Todor and Doug Durren - Delaware County PA Real Estate
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Century 21 Absolute Realty

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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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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Rory Burkhart Team, Keller Williams

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
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale
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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.

October 29, 2012 07:22 PM
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