Observations from Hurricane Sandy
The hurricane itself is not as bad as the chaos that follows e.g. flooding, and power cut.
The power cut itself is not as bad as the chaos that follows e.g. no public transport, no shops or restaurants or any business open and did I mention no cellphone service.
A smartphone without service is pretty dumb
No cellphone service, no tv, no internet makes you revert to those things with chapters and page numbers. Yes that's right - Readers Digest & Penthouse Magazine
No internet makes the phrase "google it" meaningless and leaves you with a ridiculous amount of time to do productive things and other stuff you would much prefer to avoid
No hot water soon turns to no water and no flushing toilet. The rule - Only flush #2 was hard to enforce in this casa. That's women for ya!
3 days and nights (so far) without above "basics" makes one appreciate the basics a little more.
Obama visited our hood today and didn't even drop off a six-pack?
Smell you laters...