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Anybody in the DC area interested in being in communication?

-- Libby (libbyalex@aol.com), September 24, 1998


I'm more interested in finding a good real estate agent.

-- bran (rbran@usa.net), September 24, 1998.


That all depends on your point of view and your purposes. Can you give us some idea what you have in mind?

Buddy from "Inside the Beltway"

-- Buddy Y. (buddy@bellatlantic.net), September 24, 1998.

Sorry for the vagueness, Buddy. I have just been unaware of anyone in the DC area preparing for y2k and thought it would be helpful to compare notes, resources, etc. and find out if anyone of like mind is out there! My partner and I are preparing a pantry. We have elected to stay in the city for the time being. It's a tad isolating -- here on Capitol Hill -- where everyone is concerned with everything _but_ y2k. Don't know when this city will finally wake up!

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), September 24, 1998.

I wish that were "Libby Dole" @ whitehouse.gov

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), September 24, 1998.

Libby -

If you haven't already done so, you might want to read through some of Cory Hamasaki's "DC Y2K Weather Reports". Not sure if he discusses DC area prep groups, but he's certainly local to ya.


Note to Robert - Agree completely! Even my kids have stated that they would vote for Libby for Prez in a minute!

-- Mac (sneak@lurk.com), September 24, 1998.

Robert: ABC (anybody but clinton)

-- sweetolebob (buffgun@hotmail.com), September 24, 1998.

Hi Libby, I went to a meeting at The Center for Visionary Leadership last night. A nice group of people. My impression was This is a growing grassroots movement dealing with all aspects of the problem.Next meeting"s agenda is about raising awareness and helping the community. They are located at 3408 Wisconsin Ave #200 (between Starbucks and CVS)Tel.202-237-2800 I have 3 active friends in the area also. You can e-mail me if you want to compare notes or share information.I'm near College Park

-- Arthur Rambo (buriedtreasure@webtv.net), September 24, 1998.

Actually, The George Washington University has been very into this and they are giving some sort of presentation quite soon, maybe even tonight. Why don't you call them and find out. It's my alma mater.

-- Amy Leone (aleone@amp.com), September 25, 1998.

On Oct 1, George Washington University will present "Potential Impacts of Year 2000 Technology Problems of the Electric Power Grid". This will be hosted by The Washington Post, and is at their building at 15th & L Sts NW: 6-7 reception; 7-9 program. Space is limited, so contact y2k@www.gwu.edu AND 74563.1454@compuserve.com (Wafa Abou-Zaki is the name of who is coordinating reservations) as soon as possible if you want to attend. (I'm going; if anyone else does, let me know, and we can all come with "Another Friend of Uncle D-D's" sticker pasted on our lapels....)

-- Joe (shar@pei.com), September 25, 1998.

Thanks folks! Now I know we're not alone here in the city! Can't get to the Oct 1st event at GWU as I will be out of town, but am anxious to hear about it!!! Please take notes and let me know what happens! Will try to get to the Center for Visionary Leadership too in the near future. Please feel free to e-mail me at libbyalex@aol.com!

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), September 25, 1998.

Ditto the Cory Hamasaki suggestion. He mentions two groups, the WDC Y2K (meets at Freddie Mac) and NOVA Y2K (a community-based group).

-- Larry Kollar (lekollar@nyx.net), September 25, 1998.

any one in central Maryland looking to network , and meet about topics that we are going to face ... mongo

-- ron (mongo@earthling.net), September 27, 1998.

Ah! So now I know some of the names of those furtively looking at the generators at Home Depot. Was it you looking at the shotguns at the Sports Authority on Rockville Pike? I'm the one who loaded his car to the roof with toilet paper last week at Price Club. Just keeping my priorities straight... Glad to know I am not alone.


-- Mike Lang (webflier@erols.com), September 29, 1998.

I was the one buying dehydrated ice cream and emergency candles for the candle lantern at REI. (Where they've stopped asking suspicious y2k customers if they're going on a camping trip...) Who was the one buying 3 fifty lb bags of cat litter at Giant the other day?

Will look forward to hearing about October 1st event at GWU. Yikes! That's tomorrow!

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), September 30, 1998.

Hi Libby. I'm in northern Virginia, which is about as close to DC as I care to be. I've ID'ed a few other Y2K-aware people in my area, but most are more concerned with the current scandal.

Costco, Sunny's Surplus, and Galyan's have been getting mucho business from me recently due to Y2K. I just hope I still like canned tuna come 2002... :-)

I'd appreciate info about the conference at GWU from anyone who attends - I also am busy tomorrow night.

-- Melinda Gierisch (gieriscm@hotmail.com), September 30, 1998.

Glad to know you're there Melinda, Mike and everyone. Feel free to e-mail me. It's great to know everyone is out there. I think awareness is slowly beginning to dawn on folks. Will be an interesting ride here in the DC area!

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), September 30, 1998.

I just want to say that I grew up in DC and it's not as bad as many people think. You just have to know what neighborhoods to stay out of, like any big city.

-- Buddy Y. (buddy@bellatlantic.net), September 30, 1998.

Buddy's right. DC isn't all that bad. The key to being anywhere is to get to know your neighbors... develop community!

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), September 30, 1998.

I will be attending George Washington University's "Potential Impacts of Year 2000 Technology Problems on the Electric Power Grid" tonight (Washington Post is hosting). The panelists are: Dennis Grabow, Millenium Investments, Inc.; Jon Arnold, CTO, Edison Electric Institute; and Ken Cohn, General Manager, Computer Services, Potomac Electric Power Company (PEPCO); and Rick Nicholson, Senior Program Director, Energy Information Strategies, META Group Inc. I'm sure that I will be able to give a report with my usual cheery happy-face Y2K enthusiasm.

-- Joe (shar@pei.com), October 01, 1998.

Looking forward to your report Joe! Will check in on Saturday when I get back!

-- Libby Alexander (libbyalex@aol.com), October 01, 1998.

In response to requests for info in real estate: I've found an excellent realtor named Bill Benhoff, in Farmville, VA. The company is State Wide Realty, their web site is http://luna.moonstar.com/~stwide/mainpage.html If you call Bill Benhoff, tell him I referred you. There's still plenty of land, and I think it's no more than one (1) tank of gas away from DC.

Looking forward to the report after tonight's meeting.

Gas generator good deal at Costco (Price Club). 6 KW for ~$459.

-- Gary Carlson (gscarlsn@erols.com), October 01, 1998.

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