What a week for New York - an earthquake on Tuesday, a hurricane approaching this weekend. What the heck is going on??
For the first time ever, the NYC transit system has been shut down due to a natural disaster. People - including my parents - have been evacutated. They're now staying with me and luckily, they've brought a ton of food!
I dusted off my transistor radio, reloaded the batteries and located all the flashlights I could find. Loss of power is a huge possibility so you really do have to think of everything - going to the ATM for money, making sure cell phones are charged, etc.
If there's no TV, I may actually sit down and finish the book I'm reading - can't read it on the beach this weekend so I may as well read it over (most likely) candlelight.
And if there are no cell phones (or even land lines), we might all have to have actual conversations with each other - no emailing, no texting, no IM'ing, no Angry Birds. Imagine that.
Luckily, I was able to get this blog post in before my computer possibly goes.
So come on, Irene, we're all ready for you now...