Good you made it through the storm in good condition. I survived several major snow storms (and ice) in VA. Most were when I lived in the country and I totally enjoyed the quiet solitude of living off the grid and no traffic or going to work (except shoveling snow, lots of snow sometimes almost a 2 ft snow fall and about 60 ft of drive way) When I moved to the city we had a major ice storm and no electric for a few days. No big thing for me. I was camping in my house in the city.I miss snow. Then days like yesterday and today I like FL too.
Bill, when we get the boat in the water again (it needs a good deal of work) I'll come and visit you down in Florida. You don't happen to live on the water and own a dock, do you?
I'm pleased you made it through the storm so well. Amazing what a little preparation can achieve, isn't it. I do wonder what's happening with people these days. A week to get ready and they still can't deal with some snow and power loss. Depressing. Susan and I have made the same type of preparations you have and they have been useful. There is indeed some satisfaction in a little self-sufficiency.I won't get started on your Governor except to say I wasn't surprised with his rather high-handed approach.Jeff The Bear
Listening to tales of woe from co-workers and customers today was enlightening. Let's just say that if Peak Oil ever really puts us in an energy crunch, things around New England are not going to be pretty. We used to be hardier than this!
Pretty dramatic storm! What better conditions for sitting with a typewriter by the stove?
It was fun for us, actually. And now I've formed a new attachment to a typewriter I was on the verge of trading in.
It really surprises me what effect this storm seems to have. Here in Switzerland, we have about as much snow as I see in your pictures - and none of the consequences mentioned above.Thanks for this great post.
I'm glad you enjoyed it! And apologies for mangling the spelling of your name while I was off the grid.