After losing power for five days after last Halloween’s snowstorm, I vowed to get a generator before the next major weather event. I procrastinated a bit but last week, well before any talk of Hurricane Sandy, is began serious shopping. Here’s a photo I took at Lowe’s on Chelmsford St of a Troy-Bilt machine that I contemplated purchasing (I bought another brand elsewhere). Last night I was in Lowe’s for something else and out of curiosity I wandered through the generator section. The machine I photographed plus the 8 or 10 others that were on hand a week ago were all gone. Not a single generator in sight. Hopefully no one will need one.