The gas stations in my town all have gas today, so if you're in N. NJ or etc. and really need gas, drive to Monroe, NY, exit 130 off route 17 in NY State. You'll wait in line, but you'll get gas. Monroe is 35 minutes north of Ramsey, NJ.
Today is Doomsday. Alternate side of the street parking will be in effect.
This brilliant child of mine called her dad last time she was on 287 and asked if she was supposed to be going west, ah no, you are basically going east when going to MA, now she has a map and written directions. We always used TZ to get to 95, even though longer than GW route, because one time we had a car break down on GW and there was nowhere to pull over and also because the shot out of it and onto 95 is scary even at best hours, TZ is tame.
I think we always went on 95 through CT because for 50 years, whenever we traveled we were headed for the Cape. To get to Boston proper, I now get it that through Hartford makes sense. In my mind, 95 is more direct than Hartford because of all those years of habit. And even with her best friend's parents living outside of Boston, they are on the southeast side, so again, 95 worked for when we visited them right next to Boston.
Very proud of DD this time, on her own she plugged route into GPS before she left (and I am still arguing with DH who said he couldn't do that?), which kept trying to get her to go to 95 (actually must be more direct?), over and over, she was driving my newish car for the first time, and since we didn't teach her the GPS, she was learning it on the fly, literally at 55-65mph, (I think there might be a way to select alternate route?), then she turned off the car GPS when it bugged her enormously and used her phone GPS, which was fine.
We have only driven this car once on highway since I bought it last January. Being a mini SUV, although I love and adore this car, it seems to be a slight gas guzzler, so we weren't sure it could make it on one full tank. Albany was a great second choice if there were also gas problems in Hartford, as in NJ/CT, we didn't know how far that extended.
Hope the route home still has gas on Sunday because she will leave Boston full but also will fill up around Hartford to make sure.
I am very sorry for the people standing in 2-3 hour lines for gas in NJ, at the shore, and for those, even taxis, having gas problems in NYC. What a mess. And lack of gas or electricity for pumping it is something one has no control over, unlike where one buys a generator to solve power problems. Although I was freaked out about my DD traveling, it makes our potential problems seem small in comparison. And the Govs or whoever would be in charge of getting gas need to step up to the plate.
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
My insignificant snark is that my parent’s power won’t be restored until Monday night. I am fine with them staying with me but they aren’t……they hate my stairs and don’t know how to operate anything in my house. I wouldn’t think it is torture to camp out at your daughter’s place for a week but they apparently disagree.
Blessed are the easily offended.......said no prophet ever.
Rogue, I can't see my son doing that. Plus he has so much studying to do. I also worry about his safety getting back and forth.
To think that fun is simple fun, while earnest things are earnest, proves all too plain that neither one thou truthfully discernest.
WNBC is reporting that the Marathon won't be held this Sunday.
Public schools closed until Wednesday, another storm forecasted for Tuesday night, people posting on facebook which gas stations have gas and which are expecting shipments, by the time it's posted there are 100 cars on line. A gas station on Route 208 in Fair Lawn must had gotten a shipment, there were people running up the exit ramp with gas containers.
The lights went out in the child care center where I teach, every child started crying thinking the hurricane was coming back.