Mike Lang

What's on the Grill?...Nothing!

Mike Lang

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Early Sunday afternoon, the remnants of Ike came crashing through Ohio, and like a really bad house guest took one of our most prized possessions on his way out: our electricity. Today is marking the 72 hour mark, so we are hoping that the power is back on today. There are over one hundred thousand households in the Dayton area and over a million across the State in the same boat as we are.

The irony in all of this is that my brother, Matt, was in Houston where Ike made landfall. We never guessed we would have been hit by the same storm. Our storm had sustained winds over 60 mph for upwards of three hours and no rain. We have several 100 foot tall maple trees in the front yard that during the height of the wind, looked as if though they were John Travolta auditioning for a role in Grease. Thankfully, those remained vertical. We did lose a smaller tree and tons of limbs.

In the grand scheme of things, this is a minor inconvenience. Others have it off far worse. Thankfully I have power (and a shower) at work.

Amazingly, the grills came out unscathed. I wish I could say the same for the contents of the refrigerator. All should return to normal soon.