Sunday, December 30, 2012

My That Was Fun!

We spent yesterday morning doing some last minute clean up in the yard.  We made sure we knew the locations of shovels and blooms.  It started with freezing rain around 1:30 PM and switched to snow a few hours later.  At seven the electricity went out for about an hour, came back on for twenty minutes, went out, came back on after two hours, stayed on for half an hour and then went out and stayed out.  By this morning the power company was promising power would be on by 8:30 AM......this was at 10:00!  The entire southern part of the state was out, which is not big in square miles, but it  has many rural areas and difficult to access stuff that hasn't been totally put back in order since Sandy!

Again I was reminded that waking at 5:00AM, in the dark totally sucks!  I just was not up for going out and hooking up the power inverter to the car battery.  Six inches of snow to be cleared...not fun!  Since Sandy I have been keeping five gallon jugs of water in my studio, so we had plenty of drinking water and the gas burner.   I had tea but Proge couldn't grind any coffee beans.  He's thinking of some sort of emergency hand grinder.  We didn't bother to get electricity from the car as we were hopeful that it would be quickly restored.

We're fine now.  The photo below is of Winter in the snow last night.  I took it with our big flashlight and the flash on my camera.  I'm amazed that I can get photos as night.  It's never too late to learn something new.........I guess! 

I've gotten behind with my Twelve Days entries.  I'll play catch up tomorrow.  I just don't have the energy to do it now.

Stay warm, play in the snow!

As always, thanks for stopping by..........*s*


  1. I hope you have power soon! I suggest Proge grind some coffee beans ahead of each storm :-)
    Seems the northeast has been getting hammered with weather the last few years, with only the beginning of 2012 being a break.

  2. Dearest Suzi,
    What a fate for the year's ending. That is no fun and it will be hard for having the bare necessities.
    Wishing you a cozy and warm last day of 2012 and a Happy and Healthy 2013 for your two- and four-legged loved ones.

  3. Oh my, can't imagine being in the cold without power :( our blackouts are usually only for a few hours when a tree comes down in a storm onto lines and then mostly in summer. Hope you have an uneventful but fun New Year and happy potting in 2013

  4. What a great picture and a Happy New Year.



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