Well, if you are reading this Hurricane Irene did not wipe you off the East Coast into oblivion. You also likely have power (again) or at least some generator boosted internet capability.
For our part-we were without power for about 24hrs. Just enough to suck after work, not enough to ruin everything in the chill chest. Although my wild blackberries did spoil on me. I know-the horror. I am suitably shamed, but I did work the first batch into a strawberry-blackberry jam I named Strawberry Blackout Jam.