Only a couple of days ago, a hurricane passed over our town, & we are still waiting for someone to get the power turned back on. This whole experience has been pretty challenging because I realized how dependent I am on electricity. The people I was with and I have lost a lot of food because the refrigerator hasn’t been running, & we have been pretty uncomfortable because we are not able to turn on our air conditioning system. The only thing we are able to do right now is open the windows to let some air blow inside of the house. I never understood how dependent I was on our Heating, Ventilation & A/C system until I wasn’t able to turn it on. The cooling system can definitely impact how comfortable an apartment is, & I hope that I never have to deal with without our air conditioning system after the power is finally turned back on. Hurricane season is no joke. There is a lot of preparation that goes into getting ready for a storm. This is the strongest one that I have ever dealt with, & I am ecstatic to believe that our family is all safe & that our apartment is still in nice shape. Aside from having to clean up our yard from all the limbs & debris, there will not be a lot of work for us. The people I was with and I are particularly fortunate because there are places along the river that are dealing with some serious flooding problems. If an a/c is the worst of our concerns, then I consider myself particularly fortunate. It could have been much worse.