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Re: OT: 2003 Blackout

I hope your MIL will be ok. Glad you had back up on the fish tank. I bet those 
stars really were quite a sight! 

Hang in there!
> Christine Petersen Northport, New York Zone 7 
> I guess you all heard about the blackout in the Northeast!  My 
> family was all at home, thank goodness! My biggest worry was 
> reaching my elderly relatives to check on them and keeping my 
> fish tank aerated. We had one non-cordless phone and finally reached 
> the old folks (when they realized their cordless phones wouldn't 
> work). Luckily, I had purchased a battery operated air pump for the 
> 100 gallon tank that houses LARGE fish! When I thought everything 
> was under control, my mother-in-law ended up in the emergency room, 
> where there was no AC- until my son and I left her at 3:30AM. The 
> roads were treacherous as there were no traffic lights. When you 
> live in suburbia, traffic lights are essential!  The stories of 
> friends being stranded in NYC are starting to trickle in. Our 
> electricity is back on, but my ISP is down, so I'm sending this message
> by way of Yahoo Groups! I'll have to wait for your messages as the power
> is still off in many areas on Long Island and NYC.
> Chris 
> PS- The stars looked so magnificent in the total absence of city 
> lights! 
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