DDC XXIV - What Bacon Shortage? We're Full Of It!

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  1. ClearScreen

    ClearScreen <font color=red>DIS Dad #461<br><font color=royalb

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    I have been mostly absent from the boards for a while now.

    My office building was severely damaged by Sandy and we were forced to re-locate 75 of us to a temporary office designed to hold 25 people. We actually consider ourselves lucky under the circumstances as some offices will never re-open and so many people lost everything.

    Anyway, we are one of the buildings on Water Street in downtown Manhattan that was on the news. There is a parking garage in our building off Water Street and a basement and sub-basement where most of the electrical and mechanical for the building are.

    The building is completely dark right now and we won't be back until January, probably. They have temporary generators running one freight elevator for a 40+ story office building that normally holds several thousand workers.

    We've been up to our office with flashlights moving the computers and files to the temporary office. We got an e-mail last week from building management saying they finally pumped the water out of the basement and sub-basement - 5 million gallons of the East River. The stench is horrible.

    5 maintenance guys from the building were trapped in the basement when the water came in. They were telling us all about it. In 2 minutes, the water went to the ceiling and pushed them through layers of drywall and a steel door. Guys in the lobby lowered an emergency firehose to them and pulled them to safety. They just have some cuts and bruises and were lucky to escape with their lives.
     
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  3. ClearScreen

    ClearScreen <font color=red>DIS Dad #461<br><font color=royalb

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    Yeah Brian. I kind of had no choice on this one. The kids really were great when the Wii broke and they played it all the time. They didn't complain too much and said they would wait until Christmas.

    When they are that good about something, they really deserve to be rewarded. :thumbsup2
     
  4. DisDadDoc

    DisDadDoc <font color=red>DDC #403<br><font color=royalblue>

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    We're going to wait on the Wii U, but are considering an X-box instead (although aren't they releasing a new X-box next year?) You'll have to let me know what you think of Assassin's Creed 3, Chris. My DS (12) really wants to play it...

    Wow, Steve and David. :scared1: I had no idea adoption cost that much up front!
     
  5. ClearScreen

    ClearScreen <font color=red>DIS Dad #461<br><font color=royalb

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    Will do! :thumbsup2
     
  6. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    Happy to see the Pats win, but since I started Luck in Fantasy this week, it would have been nice if it was a bit closer! :lmao:
     
  7. RodBelding

    RodBelding <font color=red>DIS Dad #589<br><font color=royalb

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    I can already see that you're going to be a great landlord. Norm, we're all set!!! :cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  8. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    That sounds pretty severe. The only thing we had locally was a tornado 13 years that took out several sections of town. But, we are not in an urban area like you are. Glad you are ok.
     
  9. GoHerd1028

    GoHerd1028 <font color=red>DDC 172<br><font color=green>"Inse

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  10. GoHerd1028

    GoHerd1028 <font color=red>DDC 172<br><font color=green>"Inse

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    For those of you Dads who signed up for the Christmas Card exchange the addresses have been sent out on facebook. Check your accounts and make sure that you have them and that no corrections are needed.
     
  11. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    Sounds great. Let's go.

    :thumbsup2
     
  12. ClearScreen

    ClearScreen <font color=red>DIS Dad #461<br><font color=royalb

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    Thanks.

    The family is safe. We lost power for about a week and lived out of local hotels. A few trees down on the property, but they were mostly in a wooded area behind my house. No big deal. We had a small tree fall in front of our house. It missed our brand new deck by 6 inches. :woohoo: I never liked the tree anyway.

    Now I'm looking into a connected generator, but they are so much $$. :eek:
     
  13. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    One of those natural gas generators that kicks automatically when your house loses power? We've thought about it because of tornados, but I still haven't done in. Last time there was the ice storm, we lost power for a couple a days and there was a run on gas generators, but I still don't have one. I think I'm going to wait until December 23, and if we're still here, then I may need to get one.
     
  14. ClearScreen

    ClearScreen <font color=red>DIS Dad #461<br><font color=royalb

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    Exactly. Ours would have to run off a large propane tank, because we have no natural gas connection. I've lost power for a week three times in the last year.

    I may wait also. These guys have been jacking up the prices because they are in such demand around me. Friends have been getting quotes over $20,000.

    I just bought a small portable that runs on gasoline. That should get me by until the spring when the prices will come down to a more reasonable level.
     
  15. AirGoofy

    AirGoofy DIS Dad#341

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    I'm not sure about the markup in your area, but that sounds high. A few years ago, they were selling for $2000 for generator plus installation. We have a natural gas line and range/ water heater, and central heat run from it. Our gas bills cost $20 in the summer and $80 a month in last year's mild winter. One of the nice things about living here. I've also thought about a gas fireplace, which wouldn't blow out the heat with electricity off and we wouldn't have lights, but it would be cheaper than the back-up generator and I could get some use of it.
     
  16. ClearScreen

    ClearScreen <font color=red>DIS Dad #461<br><font color=royalb

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    Yeah, it normally should be in the $10-12k range for a whole house generator. $5-6k for a partial house which is all we would really need.

    I'm willing to make an investment, but I am not willing to get hosed.
     
  17. moose615

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    That's awesome, the dad in me wanted to put it back for Christmas but the man in me wouldn't allow it haha, I did put back Mario bros game for DD but we have been playing epic Mickey 2 and zombiu (DD doesn't play that one haha) we didn't even get to the Nintendoland game yet. , the target I reserved mine at got 8 total and 5 were reserved and only 3 for first come this morning, so I'm sure there were some mad people, and I felt bad when I got their later because I hold all 5 of the reserves , if you weren't able to get one I would of def for you one of the ones I reserved, glad you were able to get one, your family will love it, make sure you have plenty of controllers
     
  18. Jousey

    Jousey <font color=red>Dis Dad #694 <img src=http://www.w

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    Yes it I nice
     
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    disdadIL <font color=red>DIS Dad #711<br><font color=blue>B

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    Yesterday was Mickey Mouse's 84th birthday. That's all I'm allowed to say unless I want to violate copyright laws....
     
  20. Jousey

    Jousey <font color=red>Dis Dad #694 <img src=http://www.w

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    Happy Birthday Mickey.
    I have no problems with copyright.
     
  21. theduck619

    theduck619 DIS Dad #188

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    Thank you for sharing that. I am glad that they were able to get out relatively unscathed.

    Unfortunately, it is. Nothing in life worth fighting for is easy.
     
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