10th Anniversary Giveaway!

On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born.

In appreciation for all who read this blog, I am going to give something away to one lucky reader. I have a new, mint condition, unused, complete sheet of fifty United States Amateur Radio stamps, issued in 1964 on the 50th Anniversary of the ARRL - Scott #1260. I am going to have the sheet matted and framed - ready for display on some deserving shack wall. All I ask is that you send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net - entitled "Blog Anniversary Giveaway". Include your name, call sign and mailing address.

Any Amateur Radio op worldwide can enter. I will package and ship the framed stamps to any destination that the United States Post Office will accept.

The names and call signs will be loaded into a software program such as RandomPicker on April 30th and a winner will be determined. The winner will be announced here, and then the framed stamps will be posted.

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Raining again!

It's raining like crazy again, only one week after Hurricane Irene.  This time, were experiencing the remnants of Tropical Storm (actually, Tropical Depression) Lee.

I have found some videos on YouTube that fellow South Plainfielders posted of the flooding in our town.  This will give you a small idea of the effects of Irene on our little town.

This is what the park normally looks like:

The gazebo and flag pole to the left of the picture were completely submersed.

When we first decided to move to South Plainfield, we came VERY close to buying the house all the way at the end of the street on the right of this street:

Needless to say, I am glad we didn't!

This is, aptly named, Lakeview Avenue. The building with the big tower behind it is Boro Hall.  To the left of Boro Hall is the Rescue Squad building, where the EMS rigs were evacuated from just in time.

This video, which is the longest, was taken from Lakeview Avenue, looking TOWARDS where the other video was taken from.  Our Monument Park is under water, you can see the Rescue Squad building in the background and more footage of the rain swollen Spring Lake Park.  All the walking trails and recreational areas were under a minimum of 6 feet of water.

There are many other areas of town that were affected just as badly.  If you drive around town, you can see heaps of piles of what is now garbage that people have had to remove from their houses because of flood damage.

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

WOW Larry that is unbelievable for sure. To see the before picture and then for you to have told me the one area was under water is hard to imagine. I hope and pray that you and your family keep safe during this next storm.