Storm Responder

48 hours after Irene, Home Depot decides folks might want to respond to the storm. And the thing is, with more than half the state still without power, they're right. These are flying out the door.

But there's just one snag... No extension cords, and they're sold out of DIY plugs too. Everyone's got a generator, but the whole block has to take turns using one cord. Oops!

(I've been extremely pleased with an old "Generac 12500 EXL" extended life generator pushing 4-wire 240v. Well pump, boiler, fridge, and enough left over for lights and hot coffee.)