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Fuzzy Honesty

The ongoing power outage at Rancho Deluxe is pretty damn inconvenient but seems to be a boon to subject creation here on the screed.  A couple of things happened since the last post which I’d like to share.  One is smart business, one is not.  The first comes from a restaurant here in town and I’ll publish it tomorrow as our Foodie Friday Fun post.  We don’t normally pop out to eat on Wednesday nights but after I tell you about what we found, we just might do so more often.  The second comes from our friends at Connecticut Light & Power, our local electricity provider.  I think they’re doing many good things in dealing with this crisis – here’s one not so good thing. Continue reading

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The Calm After The Storm

A cropped image of Hurricane Irene making land...

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What a weekend!  Whether you live on the East Coast or not, you probably spent a fair amount of time over the last few days hearing a lot about Hurricane Irene.  She paid us a visit late Saturday and spent the night as so many house-guests will:  wreaking havoc and generally making herself unwelcome.  She left us Sunday afternoon but not before killing the power and internet access back at Rancho Deluxe.  They’re still out as I’m writing this at my brother- and sister-in-law’s place in the next town over.

Like most folks, we had the time in the calm before the storm to take in the patio furniture, buy provisions, and generally batten down.  But what should we be doing in the calm after the storm?  That’s the business point today as well. Continue reading

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