I bought the only generator I could get, a small 900 watt one from Harbor Freight. I bought this Thursday and it was one of the last ones there. Tonight I find out that a sump pump draws 1200 watts and upwards on start up so basically the generator won't be able to cut it. So not if, but when we loose power, there's a good chance my basement will get water.
I spent most of yesterday and today getting things off the floor and as high as I can. I also cut the gaps into the bridge section tracks finally so that I can remove the bridge sections to get to the sump pump.
|The many different computer models of the storm track. The only common theme is that if you live in NJ, you are F***KED.|
|I got as many things off the floor as possible and the more valuable items were moved up to the living room. Also, there was a mandatory evacuation of all beer and scotch from the mini fridge up to the upstairs refrigerator.|
|I cut the rails at the bridge section joints so they can be lifted out out. I had planned to do this at some point. Sandy forced my hand to do it sooner than later.|
|Bridge sections removed for easy access to the sump room. I hope it won't be necessary to get in there.|
I hope the forecasters are ultimately wrong and Sandy turns out to sea. I would like the next pictures I share with you to be more layout progress shots and not disaster cleanup photos.