23 October 2011

No More Ice

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23 October: This is bad. Local stores are all out of ice because re-supply of almost all items has been discontinued by flood-blocked roads. And our ancient refrigerator has about zero capacity to make ice cubes, so I always stock up on packs of ice from the stores.
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Street vendors are selling the last of their stuff as everything becomes scarce. Gone everywhere in the neighborhood are: coffee, eggs, canned goods, the better brands of beer, noodles, rice, and drinking water.
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We have a decent supply of drinking water, and we could always boil tap water if necessary on our propane stove. I have already been stocking up on a few necessities such as cat food. We really don’t need much food for ourselves because no one needs that many calories anyway in this awful heat.
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The state utility complex next door has added an impressive sandbag wall around their perimeter, so it looks like they will stay dry. But not us, because there are too many avenues for floodwaters to creep in with no ways of blocking it. It may take a full week for the water to get to us, or it might come fast “when the levee breaks.”

-Zenwind.
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