EditorialsBy Matt Bud, Chairman, The FENG

It’s always best to try to make the best of a bad situation.

What was forecast as a tropical storm, apparently was a lot more severe by the time it hit Connecticut. At about 2PM yesterday I was on the phone with an old friend when the lights went off, not to return. Sadly, it looks like they’re not going to be on any time soon.

As most of you know, I have a sailboat. During several storms, I have been able to go down to the boat where I have a strong cell signal and do some work. That’s where I am right now. I’m one of the lucky few at the marina. Most of the docks don’t have power, but I do.

Since it was not my expectation that I would lose power, I foolishly didn’t copy my inbox and my important directories to my laptop, so I’m doing the best I can.

Although lots of trees in the immediate area have fallen down, none of them were on our property. We have quite a few branches that broke, some of them rather large, but fortunately none of them hit the house. We have a small generator, so although we aren’t “living the dream,” we have power to run the pump that powers our well, our furnace that heats our hot water, and outlets that power our refrigerator. It’s a little hot today, so I guess we’ll have to open the windows.

None of this is anywhere near as bad as the Covid-19 epidemic that is running rampant throughout the United States and the rest of the world as well, so I am doing my best to maintain my famous positive attitude.

I hope all of you are wearing your masks and washing your hands. It’s about all we can do these days.

No promises, but I’ll try to get out another newsletter tomorrow.

Regards, Matt

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