Maria and Frederick Koch live on Lake Road. They just moved into their home.
"Four weeks, we are a little new, we didn't have the whole generator system set up," said Maria Koch.
"We can turn on the fireplaces but without electricity, the igniters won't work," said Frederick Koch.
Without a generator, the Koch's put their resources to use; a room full of candles, a space heater to keep them warm and a radio to the outside world.
"We have our wonderful radio that has the gyro where you spin the little thing and it gives us the news, so we were able to keep track of the news. No showers unless you want a cold shower," said Maria Koch.
All inconveniences that thousands of people are dealing with in Monroe County. But for the Koch's, they say they will make the best of it and wait out the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
"No more hurricanes. Make them go out to the East, don't turn West," said Frederick Koch.
There is some good news. Since the water levels were low, the Koch's and their neighbors didn't have any flooding which was a big relief.