Thanks for Nothing JCP&L/First Energy
Wind + Trees = No Power. In Hurricane Sandy's case, we're talking nearly two weeks without power and counting and that puts a real damper on day-to-day activities including listening to music on the hi-fi. Since we live in a rural community, our water comes from a well so no power also means no...Water, water, every where/Nor any drop to drink. That said, we were among the fortunate and only lost a few (very large) trees. My cousin's home was filled with water and many of our friends who own houses at the shore saw the ocean and bay rise up to reclaim much of the barrier island they call summer home, a sobering reminder of nature's fury.
We were initially told to expect power back by 11/10 but that didn't happen. We're holding out hope for today but not holding our breath. Instead, we went away. During this time I thought why not focus on something positive like music and this daily ritual has turned out to be, among other things, a pleasant reminder of why we spend so much time fussing over hardware and software. Browsing through sites like HDtracks, Boomkat, and Quboz looking for and listening to music to recommend is one of my favorite past times. I hope you've enjoyed this music-centric week but one way or another we'll be back to hardware and software reviews and more this coming week.
So thanks to JCP&L for providing nothing, forcing us out of our home and into music.