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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

SSDD

4 at 6

Meeting cancelled at the last minute so I have a chance to shower and get our of the house at 8am.  Hit traffic that is really heavy.  I hear form someone at work that someone was being apprehended on the edge of the LIE.  That will cause rubber necker's. SSDD

No lunch for me today at work.....too busy so it was a protein bar and a cup of coffee.  SSDD

This day in history "On this day in 2003, a major outage knocked out power across the eastern United States and parts of Canada. Beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET, 21 power plants shut down in just three minutes. Fifty million people were affected, including residents of New York, Cleveland and Detroit, as well as Toronto and Ottawa, Canada. Although power companies were able to resume some service in as little as two hours, power remained off in other places for more than a day. The outage stopped trains and elevators, and disrupted everything from cellular telephone service to operations at hospitals to traffic at airports. In New York City, it took more than two hours for passengers to be evacuated from stalled subway trains. Small business owners were affected when they lost expensive refrigerated stock. The loss of use of electric water pumps interrupted water service in many areas. There were even some reports of people being stranded mid-ride on amusement park roller coasters. At the New York Stock Exchange and bond market, though, trading was able to continue thanks to backup generators."

I remember this event well.  At the time I was working as a shift manager for Hauppauge Technical Center.  After making sure our systems where ok on generator power I made my way home.  Sue and the boys were already out at soccer practice and if I recall, they had a hard time getting home.

A similar balckout occurred in the mid 70's.  Living in the projects, we had no AC, and our biggest worry was keeping the fish in our 12 fish tanks alive.  That meant using a bicycle tire pump to infuse air into the tanks so that the oxygen level wold not drop.

On the way home today, I had to decide on what to make for dinner.  Sue is back in Brooklyn, so I decided to pick up some baby back ribs.  She does not like them, so it works out.

Several IRT calls thru the day....SSDD

Luke and I go fishing for 30 minutes in between dropping Kyle off at soccer practice.  SSDD

Pick up Kyle from practice...he gets out 15 minutes late.  SSDD

I have no gas in the car again.  SSDD

Photo of the day "SSDD"



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