November 4, 2012
Greetings from Sandy Land
I've been taking a break from the Land Use Prof blog for awhile now, as I take a break from Land Use proffing, but thought I'd post a "Superstorm Sandy" related update. We're now living in Emmaus, Pennsylvania (near Allentown) and we just got our power back after 5 days out. Given the extensive storm damaged suffered by folks in nearby New Jersey and New York, (not to mention in the Carribbean) we count ourselves extremely lucky. We also had some extremely generous friends and neighbors who lent us generators, and when our next door neighbors got power back they let us string an extension cord to their house. So we didn't totally lose heat, hot water, or everything in our freezer. Nevertheless, we were very excited when a line crew from North Carolina came to our neighborhood to restore our power.
I'll leave it to others to speculate on the climate-related causes of Sandy and the economic impact of the storm and its aftermath. I'll just remain grateful to have dodged a bullet this time, and to be living in a community of kind and helpful folks.
I hope all of you in Land Use Prof land remain happy and healthy, and I'll post updates from time to time as my quasi-sabbatical year passes.
Jamie Baker Roskie
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