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Ball point pen on today's newsprint The lineman is king across the eastern seaboard as Hurricane Irene left millions without power. We lost power for 14.5 hours, returning last night about 6:00 pm. The best tip we received going into the storm was to fill freezer bags with water and put them in the freezer. Once we lost power we moved the frozen bags into the fridge to keep our food from spoiling. It worked like a charm - we even celebrated the power returning with a cold beer. Scrabble update: The competition was fierce with our daughter Alyssa emerging as the hurricane tournament champion, Donna was a very respectable runner-up and I brought up the rear in last place. ...

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