Sandy is no zombie apocalypse (at least not yet anyway), but this sort of thing always gets me in a “disaster readiness” sort of mood, where I’m likely to be found rotating the jerrycans of gas (old gas into car, new gas into jerrycans), testing our small “hail mary” generator, and doing a quick check of that canvas bag that contains flashlights, candles and that hand crank radio from ages back.
I engage in a lot of routine maintenance of this stuff, but a coming storm always bumps the maintenance interval a bit. It takes less than an hour, and it has never made the slightest bit of difference…so far anyway, but like so many things (insurance, kevlar, seatbelts, armored riding gear) I’d feel pretty stupid if something did go sideways and I had failed to make even minimal preparations.
(Truth be told, my preparations ARE minimal compared to some – and boy do I wish I was that committed to things).
See you after the storm.
[Edited to add: Really? That's it?]