<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 5:55 P.M.. I put the British Union Jack and the Dutch Tricolor flags back up in the hallway. I learned back in February 1978, after I designed a desktop computer in December 1977, I went to Paradise Island in the Bahamas in February 1978, and I was entertained by Richard Mercy who looked like Prince Charles, and he told me there were 5,000 British citizens working for R.C.A. Global Communications in the Bahamas on their satellite ground stations. I will now eat a fresh muffin, and then I will dress up warmly and go downtown. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 5:30 P.M.. I closed the living room windows. I forgot to turn on my wireless internet during this emergency. I just turned it on, so it is available to anyone with range. It is unsecured, so I hope anyone whom uses it, does not abuse it, if they should I will have to turn it off. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 5:15 P.M.. I took the two http://www.army.mil/ extreme cold weather sleeping bags good to minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit out of storage, and I put them behind the Ethan Allen recliner in the living room. I keep them around the apartment in case I ever lose the electric heat in the winter. I moved from the bedroom the two DeLonghi oil filled radiators, and I put one behind and to the left of the primary work computer chair in the living room, and I put another one to the left of the IBM ThinkCentre in front of the mahogany bureau in the living room. It usually does not get cold enough in the apartment to use them, but I have used them in the past on extreme cold days. About four years ago, it was zero degrees Fahrenheit here during the first week of December. It is going down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit here tonight. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 4:40 P.M.. I took the air conditioner out of the center living room window. I put the window blank back in the window and secured it with a nut driver and star bit. I stored the air conditioner underneath the sitting chair at the hallway entrance. While I had the screen off, I put two new AA alkaline batteries in the Oregon Scientific weather station sending unit, which should be fully charged for the cold winter coming ahead. I left the window unlatched, so I can still open it with its crank for any warmer days in the near future. Once it gets colder, I will latch it closed for the winter. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 3:30 P.M.. I ate a bowl of potato salad with a 12 ounce glass of http://www.coke.com/ . I put away the laundry. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 2:50 P.M.. I was told the Stop and Shop on West Putnam Avenue is back up and running and has electricity, but it is not fully stocked yet. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 2:25 P.M.. I chatted with neighbors. I have 35 minutes to go on one dry cycle and 45 minutes to go on a second dry cycle. The far right dryer does not work with the far left dry button, but it works with the middle and far right buttons. I picked up the mail. I was told the Riverside Mobil and the exit 5 Mobil gas stations have short gas lines of less than 10 minutes, but it costs $6 in gasoline for me to dry over there and back. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 1:50 P.M.. I showered, and I cleaned up. I chatted with neighbors. The building elevator is broken. I started two loads of laundry, and I am just about to start the dry cycles. I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature. I watered the plants. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 11:55 A.M.. I hung out my two pairs long underwear bottoms on the left side of the hallway on the right side of the bedroom door. I hung out two pairs of Two-Layer Union Suit, Men's: Underwear and Accessories | Free Shipping at L.L.Bean on the right side of the hallway on the opened bathroom door. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 11:35 A.M.. I put clean linens on the bed. I stored away the summer quilt. I put the electric blanket and comforters on the bed. I also put a couple of comforters on the Ethan Allen recliner in the living room. I moved my summer shirts to the far left of the bedroom closet. I put my winter shirts at the left center of the bedroom closet. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 10:20 A.M.. I woke up at 8 A.M.. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 12 ounce glass of watered down punch, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk. I washed the breakfast dishes. CIO
<888> 11/03/12 Saturday 1:00 A.M.. I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed soon. CIO
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<888> 11/02/12 Friday 11:30 P.M.. Town of Greenwich report, Friday November 2, 2012:
Good evening. This is the Friday, November 2nd update on Hurricane recovery efforts from the Town’s Emergency Operations Center.
The Town remains under a declared state of emergency. The Town’s Emergency Operations Center remains open on a full-time basis. Road clearing, debris removal and general recovery efforts remain on-going.
49% of Greenwich residents remain without electric power. Fifty (50) two-man line crews arrived in Greenwich this afternoon from Quebec, Canada, bringing the total number of Connecticut Light and Power restoration crews assigned by CL&P to work in Greenwich to 127 multiple-worker crews. All but one (1) Town of Greenwich polling location have had power restored. The remaining location is scheduled to have power restored in time for Election Day. While no specific timetable for complete power restoration in Greenwich has been provided, CL&P has indicated that they anticipate 95% power restoration statewide by Monday or Tuesday.
It’s turning colder – especially at night. A 24-hour shelter location remains established at the Eastern Middle School. The Western Greenwich Civic Center will also be staffed by Red Cross volunteers as a drop-in warning station and cellphone charging location during the Civic Center’s normal, daytime operating hours. Other places happy to charge cellphones include Greenwich Library or any of its branch locations which have all reopened.
For residents without power, drinking water and pre-packaged cold meals will be distributed this evening until 8:00 pm at the Banksville and Sound Beach Avenue firehouses.
With gasoline and diesel fuel shortages in New York and New Jerseyty, we have seen a large influx of motorists traveling to Connecticut for fuel. Some gasoline filling stations are experiencing long lines – especially those near the I-95 corridor. Greenwich Police resources have been deployed to manage this situation. This condition is temporary and we have been assured by State officials that the actual regional wholesale supply of gasoline remains abundant.
Greenwich Point remains closed until further notice. Byram Park is partially open with limited access. Some previously issued permits for open field use will be honored this weekend, however all fields will be in their post-storm condition. With all of the on-going disaster-related work, no Parks personnel are available to prepare, maintain or groom fields for play.
The Transfer Station will operate with extended hours this weekend to accommodate storm clean-up efforts. They will be open 8 to 4 tomorrow, 10 to 4 on Sunday and 7 to 4 on Monday and Tuesday. Greenwich residents are reminded that storm-related organic debris may be disposed of at the Holly Hill transfer station at no cost.
A decision concerning school openings next week and the rescheduled date of both school Halloween parties and townwide trick-or-treating will be made no later than Sunday at 2:00 pm.
If you don’t have power or heat and need to warm up or get a meal, please don’t be shy about taking advantage of the services available. If you are unsure about what to do or what services are available, please feel free to contact the Greenwich Police Department’s non-emergency number at 203-622-8000. Another update announcement will be made tomorrow evening. Until then, please remain patient and act safely.
End of Message: CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 11:25 P.M.. Town of Greenwich report, Thursday November 1, 2012:
Good evening. This is the November 1st update on Hurricane recovery efforts from the Town’s Emergency Operations Center.
The Town remains under a declared state of emergency. The Town’s Emergency Operations Center remains open on a full-time basis. Road clearing efforts remain on-going. Most, but not all, primary roads have been re-opened.
56% of Greenwich residents remain without electric power. Town of Greenwich officials, met with the president of Connecticut Light and Power and other executives today, at the Town of Greenwich Public Safety Complex in an effort to ensure that the Town is doing everything it can to both support CL&P’s restoration efforts and leverage as many restoration resources as possible. By tomorrow morning, a total of 53 two-man line crews should be at work in Greenwich.
As the number of residents requiring shelter services decreases, effective tomorrow, 24-hour overnight shelter operations will be consolidated at the Eastern Middle School shelter location. The Western Greenwich Civic Center shelter will remain open during daytime hours as a reception center for residents who would like to get out of the cold, charge electronic devices or enjoy a small snack. Tomorrow, Friday, November 2nd, the Western Greenwich Civic Center shelter will be open from 7:30 am to 9:30 pm. The Eastern Middle School shelter will remain open on a 24-hour basis until it is no longer required.
The Greenwich Fire Department would like to remind residents NOT to try to heat their homes by turning on gas stoves or using other unsafe alternate heating sources. Unsafe alternate heat sources can start fires or emit dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide. If your home is without power, some types of smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors may not work. Fire safety is paramount during power outages.
The Health Department is recommending all residents keep food safety in mind over the coming days. If your power has been out for an extended period, food in refrigerators and freezers is likely to have spoiled. If your power comes back, do not refreeze thawed food.
Announcements and reminders:
Schools are closed tomorrow, Friday, November, 2nd. A decision concerning school openings next week and the rescheduled date of both school Halloween parties and townwide trick-or-treating will be made no later than Sunday at 2:00 pm.
When driving, be aware that some traffic signals remain without power. Under Connecticut state law, any intersection with a disabled traffic signal is to be navigated like an all-way stop intersection. Motorists are required to stop completely and yield to traffic on the right.
All Town Parks and Beaches remain closed until further notice.
Greenwich Libraries, have reopened. They are happy to provide power for recharging cellphones and electronic devices.
It’s getting chilly at night. If you don’t have power or heat and need to warm up or get a meal, please take advantage of the services available. If you are unsure about what to do or what services are available, feel free to contact the Greenwich Police Department’s non-emergency number at 203-622-8000. Another update announcement will be made tomorrow evening. Until then, please remain patient and act safely.
Capt. Mark Kordick
Commander - Operations Division
Greenwich Police Department
End of Message: CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 11:15 P.M.. I ate a bowl of potato salad and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale. CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 10:15 P.M.. I went out after the last note. I went by CVS on Greenwich Avenue, and I picked up a prescription. I chatted with amigot.com - Michael Amigot's blog -- Good Ideas & Inspiring Stories About Social Media . I then went further downtown, and I sat out for a while. I chatted with a regular at Starbucks. Starbucks was busy with people using the wireless internet. I did not notice if anyone was buying coffee. I then went by Whole Foods Market | Whole Foods Market , and I bought a Costa Rican pineapple for $3.99 and a Bermuda onion for $1.49 a pound for .67 for $4.66 total. Whole Foods is fully stocked, and the store seemed normal from my perspective, but it is more expensive than the other grocery stores that are without food. I noticed on my way back home both the Shell Stations on East Putnam Avenue and West Putnam Avenue had long lines of motorists waiting to buy gasoline. Earlier I had checked out Peabody's garage on Church Street, but they were out of gasoline. I stopped by the Greenwich Library, and there was the usual group using the internet. I noticed they had a new thick book on London, if anyone is interested. I chatted with a relative on my wireless telephone. I then returned home. I picked up the mail. CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 6:20 P.M.. I ate a bowl of potato salad with a 12 ounce glass of http://www.coke.com/ and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk. I will now go downtown for a while. CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 5:25 P.M.. I made 150 Premier Lights 100 MM filter Peter Stokkebye Turkish pipe tobacco cigarettes while watching Series 3 Episode 3 of "Poirot". CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 3:00 P.M.. I chatted with a local walker. The local walker who is a former http://www.navy.mil/ pilot from Pensacola, Florida told me that the Shell Station on East Putnam Avenue across the street from the Whole Foods Grocery store has a quick line for gasoline. He also told me that the Whole Foods Grocery store is in operation and fully staffed with their usual selection of gourmet food. The only thing I could ever afford to buy their was pineapples from Haiti in the winter for $2.99 a pineapple. Helen Kress Williams who had stone pineapples on her gates of her vast estate in Oyster Bay, Long Island on the waterfront always said that the pineapple was the symbol of Christian Hospitality and it came from the symbol from the Christian Missionaries from Boston who first started preaching in Hawaii. Of course with so many established members of the Williams family out on Long Island, we do not see many of them around here. They tend to be taller than six feet tall and dark haired. Of course Helen Kress Williams was a tiny frugal woman who would make an A&P tea bag last a week, and then she would use her old tea bags to enrich the soil in her garden. She was a life long friend of her neighbor Alice Roosevelt Sagamore Hill National Historic Site - Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, so possibly there are other republicans across from us to the south across Long Island sound. She knew the Bush family because one of her sons built all of the highways in Houston, Texas. CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 2:35 P.M.. I threw out the garbage. I chatted with neighbors. I will now make cigarettes. I took down the British and Dutch flags, since the British were rude when I chatted with them in England earlier this morning. I am now flying the U.S.A. Stars and Stripes and http://www.af.mil/ flag. I have a lot of relatives and friends in the Air Force, but they never visit me here, since they have already seen the whole world, and prefer to remain private in more remote areas of the country. Some people do enjoy their privacy. My Grandfather Scott who use to live near Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, always said "Believe Nothing That You Hear, and Half of What You See." CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 1:25 P.M.. I will now shower and clean up.
New Yorkers driving to Stamford, Greenwich for gas - GreenwichTime . I saw on the Weather Channel that 80% of the gasoline stations in New Jersey are closed. All of the gasoline stations in nearby Westchester Country are closed. The gasoline stations in Staten Island are closed too. I was told 80% of the gasoline stations on Long Island are closed. The areas east of Stamford, Connecticut are suppose to have gasoline. On the Weather Channel, they said that the New York Harbor was full of debris after Hurricane Sandy, so the fuel tankers were not able to enter the harbor to make their deliveries to the distributions points, but they are now underway after a few days of disruption. Also some of the distribution points were flooded in the hurricane, and it takes time for them to get back online to make their regular deliveries. Newberg, New York up the Hudson River is suppose to be one of those large distribution points. I think here in the Connecticut, the fuel comes from the harbor in Bridgeport, Connecticut. CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 12:25 P.M.. I woke up at 9:30 A.M.. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 12 ounce glass of watered down punch, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk. I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed. CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 3:00 A.M.. I ate a fresh muffin. I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed soon. CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 2:30 A.M.. I left an information message with an out of town private security agency. I called up the desk at the Key West Hotels- Florida Keys Luxury Resort- Casa Marina A Waldorf Astoria Resort , and I gave them a briefing. From the background chatter around the desk, it sounds like some of the tourists still drink alcohol. In the British Royal Navy Royal Navy, they have to wait until they get their orders for their grog Grog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ration. Probably one of the true British people I have met from England was Richard Mercy whom lived in Eaton Square, and he was a vegan who did not drink alcohol, so the Hollywood version of the British might be different than the way they actually are. I know one thing, it is a lot colder up there, which is why they raise and wear so much wool which down here in the Tropics of Greenwich, Connecticut we can not afford and do not really need, if one wears layers of clothing. I have been around the waterfront in many places around the world, so I might have seen a British sailor or two, but I have not seen that many British Ships outside the old Queen Elizabeth. For all I know the local British here might not live in Greenwich, Connecticut anymore, since it is so expensive, but they might live in Darien, Connecticut; since there is a MINI of Fairfield County | Darien MINI | Stamford MINI | Norwalk MINI | Greenwich MINI and CT Land Rover Dealer | 203-951-6133 New & Used CT Land Rover Dealer Serving Milford & Larchmont in Darien CT 06820 | Land Rover Darien and the Ox Ridge Hunt Club which are the types of things the British like to see. They use to have a lot of old British sports cars parked in the gasoline station next to the Darien fire station in the 1960s. The Lock Stock and Barrel restaurant at the Darien shopping center used to be the start of the cross country race to Malibu, California made famous by the movie The Cannonball Run - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia . However, if one ever goes to Malibu http://www.malibutimes.com/ , one only sees Jim Eldert who is totally oblivious in his own world, and ignores everything, but he must like the ocean. However, he might have moved to Bel Air, Los Angeles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia to avoid the sun after all of these years in the sun. However, I do not watch much entertainment media, so seeing a place in California like that would probably be confusing to me, since theatre people seem to have multiple personalities. CIO
<888> 11/02/12 Friday 12:40 A.M.. I went out, and the Shell Station at 401 West Putnam Avenue has no gasoline, but they have diesel fuel. The Mobil Station at Weaver Street and West Putnam Avenue has no gasoline. The http://www.exxon.com/ gasoline station on West Putnam Avenue on the Connecticut New York border has gasoline, but at this hour, there is a line of a hundred cars waiting to buy gasoline. For all of the many British residents in distress, I came up with a toll free number to England at 1-877-854-6872, and I called them up. When I tried to brief them on the local situation here, they told me they were well aware of the overall matter, and did not need my information.
If one looks at NRL Satellite Page , possibly Hurricane Sandy is headed towards Europe or even the United Kingdom. The Canadians told me it was a very bad storm up in Eastern Canada. I am fortunate, because I have a roof over my head, and I am comfortable, and I have electricity and the other necessities of life. Unfortunately I can not come to the assistance of other individuals outside my family, since the Greenwich Housing Authority limits guests, and I am on limited income. I have communications capabilities which a lot of older individuals might not have. However, since Greenwich, Connecticut is a wealthy town which pays over $3 billion in taxes a year, I have better services available to me in this community than the average poor person living out there in the hinterlands. CIO
<888> 11/01/12 Thursday 11:35 P.M.. I called up the Shell Station at 401 West Putnam Avenue, and they did not answer their telephone, when they usually do; so I do not know if that have gasoline. I called up the Mobil station at West Putnam Avenue and Weaver Street, and they did not answer their telephone. I called up Greenwich Exxon on West Putnam Avenue at the New York border Greenwich Exxon detail information , and they told me they do have gasoline. CIO
<888> 11/01/12 Thursday 11:20 P.M.. I chatted with the Canadian Emergency number at 1-613-996-8885, and I gave them a bit of a briefing. From what I know about the New York City area, a lot of the primary warehouses which include food warehouses are in the New Jersey area, because it is a transportation hub, and currently New Jersey is having some major problems. Also a lot of the oil and fuel storage facilities are in New Jersey and Staten Island. I think people should think about CONSERVING their resources. CIO
<888> 11/01/12 Thursday 10:25 P.M.. I chatted with a relative. I ate a bowl of potato salad with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale. I called up Starbucks on Greenwich Avenue to tell them Stew Leonard's in Norwalk and Danbury have generator power, so they have food. I called up the Greenwich Police non emergency number a 1-203-622-8000 to tell them the same thing. I drank a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk. I turned on the living room lights to warm up the apartment a little bit. I still have not taken out the living room air conditioner, because it gets warm in the daytime, so I use the fan on it. When I next change the sheets, I have to put my winter comforters and bedding on the bed. I will not put out the DeLonghi oil filled radiators in the living room until after they put in the ceiling insulation and new tiles, which might be quite a while yet, since they are going to do my apartment last, since it is a more complicated procedure with my more complicated office setup. CIO