So, having lost power for non-trivial amounts of time three times in the past several years, and now being faced with another natural disaster on its way, I got into a wee bit of a panic yesterday. Jeff and I had been thinking about a generator since the last big storm (Ice Storm 2002), but hadn’t done anything about it yet. Yesterday some calling around revealed that there were no generators in a 75-mile radius around the Triangle, which, of course, caused a panic-reinforcing effect. Further investigation revealed a generator in High Point, and damned if we didn’t haul patooties there last night to get it.
The bonus was that my hairdresser was able to squeeze us in thereby saving us a trip. Wheee!
 anything long enough that you’re worried about the food in the fridge spoiling
 Fran, Floyd and Ice Storm 2000
 who is in Greensboro
 we were due to go next Monday anyway