Well, the power’s back on, and it looks like we survived The Big Storm. It wasn’t really all that bad here; our power was down for a bit under 48 hours, but we still had water and gas, and there was a supermarket with power under a mile away, so it hasn’t been too hard to cope. Our house lost a screen door, and there were a handful of small branches in the yard, but that’s pretty minimal. I’ve heard from a few co-workers with similar stories, but half of my team is still missing, hopefully due to continuing power outages.
The scariest part for me was the complete lack of cell coverage that we had for about 12 hours–I wasn’t able to make or receive calls from home until late in the afternoon yesterday. No network access, no cell phone, no power–it was as disconnected as I’ve been in years.