Posted By Kathleen David on November 2, 2012
The problem is not a lack of gas, which is happening sort of, but the lack of power. With so many areas without power, those with power and gas are overwhelmed. Also people with gas generators need to refill them so that one car driving off with about 20 to 25 gallons of gas, which crunches the supply even further. There has been honking and some angry words among drivers especially when someone tries to come in a sneaky direction for an empty pump and cuts the line. I lucked out at one station and was able to drive right up to the pump as a Hummer exited the pumps. So we have gas in both vehicles, just going to be conservative for a little while as to where we go. There have been a couple shootings at gas stations for various reasons including cutting in line. I don’t think anyone has died yet.
My personal view about the Marathon? Move it. Work with the airlines and hotels and all the other parts of the government to come up with a new date say in about two weeks or 4 weeks. The people of the city need the taxis who’s drivers need the gas to get people around the city. The lower half of Manhattan looks like a war zone. They need power, food, and water. The bridges are barely up and trying to get into the city is a chore. This is a bonehead move.
Today Caroline still is out of school. We are going to the local movie theater to see Wreck it Ralph and pretty much staying home the rest of the day. I got the larder stocked yesterday so that’s done. Cats have food and water.
Got 895 words written on the NaNoWriMo project. Which puts me behind on day one. Let’s see if I can catch up today and get a little ahead. I figure if I put it here, I will keep myself honest. But if I go for the total number of words written, I would be ahead because of the blog entry I did yesterday. I find that the morning is best time for me to write.
Everyone stay safe and dry.
I am grateful for words that work.