Saturday, October 29, 2005

This Just In: No Power 'Til Turkey Day

So, according to Florida Power & Light ("FPL"), us folks in Broward County will be the last to get electricity. That's no surprise given the number of downed poles and dangling lines around our 'hood. So no electricity until November 22. Lovely. But I have some great news - we still have to boil our water. Oh - and they extended our curfew to 11 pm. Woo hoo!

The courthouses will be closed until after next week. Again, no surprise given all the busted out windows (see photo above) and paperwork strewn all over downtown Fort Lizzle. [Hopefully, my parking ticket is among the missing documents ....]

The lines for gas, water, and ice are simply depressing. Not to worry, though: Sassy is sucking it up and drinking her scotch without ice and without water! That Sassy ... what a trooper!

We've been entertaining ourselves by playing Yahtzee (the series is tied 3-3) and napping. Later on today, we will add to all that excitement by siphoning gas out of our cars to feed the generator. Good times, good times.

If you are planning to send us a care package, please feel free to include any (or all) of the following items (sorted in order of priority):
  1. Funyuns;
  2. Jamesons;
  3. Svedka; and
  4. Solar panels (shaving while shivering in an ice cold shower simply sucks!)
Here's an example of the light and power situation around town...

Yep. We'll be grilling our turkey ....

Well, y'all know the drill by now... Cell phone battery running low, and it's time to top off my drink.

Shaved Sassy

P.S. Keep an eye on Hurricane Beta!

Tags: ; ;

No comments: