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Saving the day when power gets knocked out

When I was a kid, the power went out and it seemed like an adventure. My mother, who was quite creative in every aspect, made me a piece of toast by slowly moving over the top of a candle. That was fun. Then I grew up. When our power was knocked out by Hurricane Irene,  [...]

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Just throw fridge contents away

I hate to waste money or throw away food. Yet I will be doing both after five days without power. Yes, I was one of the “lucky” 53,000 Pocono residents left without power, thanks to Irene. Just one tiny tree brought down wires down the road from my house. I took all my frozen food [...]

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