Well Irene has come and gone,all my girls are safe and secure. Got a good bit of wind and a little rain here in eastern Mass. Got quite a few branches down all around with a good size one clipping the edge of the run and bent a pole on the top part but wont need repair,thank goodness. Lost a top of a big oak in the corner of the yard,but no big deal. Through all of it the girls pumped out 9 eggs today,not bad giving the conditions. But the help I need is that we lost power about 1:30 est and I was jonesing for some BYC,so what does one do? I go drag out the generator,get it running,run a cord up to where the computer is in the family room and plug in the surge protector with all the fixings. Then I run another cord to the basement to where the Fios comes in and plug that box in and now life is good. How addicted can I be? Going through all of the hassle just to come to this site to read and post is answer enough.