we just made it through hurricane sandy, but in all honesty we would have been in serious trouble if we didn't get power back after a few hours. we barely knew the storm was coming because i seem to live with my head in the sand and were searching for flashlights as the storm was reaching scary status. NEVER AGAIN. what was i thinking? i am a mom to two beautiful, trusting children and an amazing (and VERY important) dog. i should be ashamed of myself....and am. but i'm moving forward and getting prepared. phew.