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Ruxendil_Thoorg
Grey Havens


Nov 3 2012, 1:49am

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Haven't been posting much. I'm livin' La Vida Sandy. Frown.

No power in the house for the 4th day so far. Living on a borrowed generator for the fridge and the sump pumps, and a gas fireplace. We have to conserve gasoline bc the state only has limited fuel. Lines for gas stations are hours long to wait. If we don't get power back soon....

There's another storm due mid next week, a Nor'easter.

Sorry, no punch line. I hope my next post will be under better circumstances.
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Starling
Half-elven


Nov 3 2012, 1:58am

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Thinking of you [In reply to] Can't Post

I know what it's like to live without basic amenities, and it ain't no picnic.
Hang in there, and I hope things improve for you soon. Do you live with others? I'm hoping you aren't having to go through this on your own.


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 3 2012, 2:26am

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Rux! There you are! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm glad you're getting some heat, and keeping the food cool and the pumps going. I've been reading horror stories about trying to get gas at the pumps in your area. How far are you from the shoreline, and what damage was there near you? Has there been any word on power restoration? Do you have somewhere safe to get to, if you need to?

Our electric came back on late this afternoon, but there are still many in this area that are out. And downed wires, and boats on lawns, and ripped houses and roads along the shore.

And I've been hearing rumors about that next storm too...Frown Hang in there!


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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 3 2012, 3:46am

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It will happen soon Rux. [In reply to] Can't Post

Don't stay inside, get outside and take a warming walk i'd say. Many pour souls do not have a generator. That must be a hard thing to have patience for.

Hot tea, hot coffee, hot apple cider. You know the drill:). Build a little fire if you have too.















Starling
Half-elven


Nov 3 2012, 4:25am

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Hot apple cider! [In reply to] Can't Post

Sounds like a plan. Smile
Nice to see you around, Sil. I see from your posts further down that you have been very busy.


Sunflower
Valinor

Nov 3 2012, 3:34pm

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Posting in the wrong thread [In reply to] Can't Post

the other one is moving fiurther down, but I wrote something Sil.

I have been wondering--how is this going to affect the election? Not as to how NYS might flip--(i'm on a news boycott until after the election, so DONT mention the names Obama or Romney, please, or the polls or how it might go, etc).Just stick to this general topic:

With all the public transport difficulties, how are people going to be able to vote? What are the plans for getting people to the polls or moving polling stations? Have Bloomberg or Chrstie addressed these issues?
And how bad was Penn hit?

(Incidentally, both Penn and NJ have Republican governors--this might be good news for them--or then again, maybe not. Evil And this was just a general statement--so don't reply to this last please., just the topic above.)


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 3 2012, 4:40pm

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Oh cripes.. I'm sorry... [In reply to] Can't Post

for all of the torture and destruction your area has been suffering. I've been watching on the news. I can't even imagine what you all are going through. My prayers are with you.

I'm so glad you're okay!



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Malveth
Rivendell

Nov 3 2012, 8:06pm

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Me too... [In reply to] Can't Post

Just got power back abt 2 hrs ago.


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 4 2012, 12:40am

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Whoa! I didn't know you were in the midst [In reply to] Can't Post

of the darn thing! We got just a glancing blow where I am--nothing major. We're with you "in spirit" here! Try to keep in touch if you can. And, seriously, if you need any practical help, Starling and silneldor may have some really good answers for you. (Sorry, I can't type paragraphs properly right now because my enter key isn't working! So forgive the "run-on.") Crazy How about a little distraction? I'll start it, and you can finish it! (Can't do stanzas because of the darn enter key . . .) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgPBNHbhrPg Balin's song for BIlbo: Now that I've found everything, thanks to you, You're going off into the blue, And it's sad that you're leaving. No more fabulous thieving! But since you have to leave, take what's fair Wink, Beware of grouchy people turning into bears, And remember us when using you diiiiiner ware! Oh, Bilbo, Bilbo, It's a wiiiild wooorld, and Thorin just thought of yoooou as a mild squirrel. Oh, Bilbo, Bilbo, it's a wiiiild wooorld, I'll always remember yoooou, as a prize pearl!! Your turn!Smile


Magpie
Immortal


Nov 4 2012, 1:20am

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You have two enter keys [In reply to] Can't Post

or at least I do.

One is next to the single and double quote key and one is on the number pad under the + sign.

If you can type numbers from the number pad, that enter should work for you.

If you can't type numbers from the number pad, hit the key that says 'Num Lock' and see if that helps.


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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 4 2012, 1:25am

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Unfortunately, my MAC keyboard [In reply to] Can't Post

does not have a number pad. (Why, I don't know). It's the little silver cordless kind. But if there are any MAC workarounds, I'd be really grateful to hear about them! Thanks, Magpie!Smile


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 4 2012, 2:16am

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That's good! [In reply to] Can't Post

How is it now, in your area?


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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 4 2012, 2:35am

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I think the biggest influence of the storm on voting [In reply to] Can't Post

is fortune to have a window to feel a man's soul and heart and another to be brave enough, to just speak truly how he feels. This light shining through is a breath of fresh air in a terribly stuffy room.















Eowyn of Penns Woods
Valinor


Nov 4 2012, 3:03am

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Well, *I'm* going to reply. [In reply to] Can't Post

And I'm going to ask you to drop all mention of my state and the current resident of the government-owned mansion in Harrisburg and the political party said occupant is supposed to represent. It's not about national politics. It's about the aforementioned resident. You really don't have a clue what many people here think, but daren't try saying publicly any more. Not even members of the same party. You can't know. The media has silenced too many, too often, and for too long. But trust me, it makes what you intended to be a throwaway political crack you could get away with even more distasteful to me. You've made promises in the past. Please try harder to keep them! It isn't fair to everyone else.

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Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 4 2012, 4:04am

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Mods up. :) // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 4 2012, 3:34pm

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Wow... [In reply to] Can't Post

That's been a long haul. What a bad week... but I'm so glad you're okay :)



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Malveth
Rivendell

Nov 4 2012, 4:17pm

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Thanks!! [In reply to] Can't Post

A lot of people are in for much more and there's a serious cold front coming in. I'm just happy to put it behind me. I lose power all the time anyway, due to the remoteness of where I live, this was like injury on top of injury, it's been an interminable year.

Happy News: someone bought me The Art of The Hobbit (the book not the movie); I'd forgotten to check my mail and found it waiting for me yesterday; and I am now able to read it in the warmth & comfort of my home :)


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 4 2012, 5:44pm

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Oh good! Here's hoping you *keep* it! [In reply to] Can't Post

Let us know how you like your new book.Smile


Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 4 2012, 11:47pm

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How are you guys now? [In reply to] Can't Post

I hope you have heat anyway!Evil


dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 5 2012, 1:50am

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Yep... [In reply to] Can't Post

Heat, and Water Hot! And most towns are down to single-digit percentages of outages.

But the return to normalcy has been tempered by tragedy. We heard today about a local fatality, a guy who was helping remove trees had a limb fall on him. A young man...an old friend of Geeky Son's, they went through school together...the grief is still too close...

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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 5 2012, 1:59am

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I'm so sorry, dernwyn, [In reply to] Can't Post

What a horrible situation for his family and your son.

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Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

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silneldor
Half-elven


Nov 5 2012, 2:15am

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D, i am so sorry for the death [In reply to] Can't Post

of this young man. He was trying to help and it is tragic that his life was lost. It is a dangerous task dealing with these trees. Live wood is so very heavy and a fallen or leaning tree can move or fall in unexpected ways.
Please give our condolences to your son from us dernwyn my friend.















Ethel Duath
Valinor


Nov 5 2012, 4:59am

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I am so very sorry. [In reply to] Can't Post

Words fail. Sending thoughts and prayers--


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 5 2012, 5:08am

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Oh Dernwyn, [In reply to] Can't Post

I am so very sorry. Frown xxx


zarabia
Tol Eressea


Nov 5 2012, 5:16am

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Thoughts and prayers to you and everyone dealing with this awful situation // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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