October 30, 2011

Snowtober!


As I write this I'm sitting in semi-darkness. Why? Because we had a massive snowstorm yesterday! Two days before Halloween. The poor trees -- their leaves were just getting to be so beautiful and then the wind, snow, and ice hit them and WHAM! Many trees around here are down for the count. Too many leaves plus snow plus ice were too much for them.


Yesterday and most of today we were totally without power. You know what that means?

1. No showers, unless you want to take a shower in pure, icy water. I WANT A SHOWER!
2. All the food in our refrigerator is totally ruined and I had to spend the morning throwing it all out (and cleaning the fridge thoroughly). At least the fridge is nicely defrosted now.
3. No TV.
4. No internet.

Anyway, I spent a few minutes today (a beautiful bright, sunny day compared to yesterday!) We had to go out to get some food (all the supermarkets and restaurants in our town are CLOSED -- no electricity). We finally ended up at a Dunkin' Donuts. We passed by many NJ DOT crews cutting down trees. There were broken trees everywhere. We were so sad.







Anyway, PART of our electricity is back and I managed to hook up my computer and it works!

But I want a shower so badly. I'm also hungry and thirsty. Our refrigerator is sitting empty and silent, waiting for the electricity to come back. I can't wait until it works again. I'm tired of eating dry cereal with cups of water.


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22 comments:

  1. Oh Wow, I am sorry you went without power, it is an awful feeling. One time we were out for five days. I thought I would go nuts.  We had about three inches of snow yesterday and luckily our power stayed on.  I hope your home and neighborhood returns to normal soon. Take care and have a great week!

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  2. sounds dreadful!  Not looking forward to this in MN...so far we have warded off all yucky weather!

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  3. I can't wait until we get our electricity back! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Caite@a lovely shore breezeOctober 30, 2011 at 7:56 PM

    that is so weird...do you think it is a sign of things to come this winter?
    of course we in the south part of the state got only a lot of rain and wicked winds, a regular, non-snow nor'easter.
    at least you got you power back..I hear there are hundreds of thousands still out. and since it is going to be in the 20's tonight...brrrrrrrrrr...

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  5. I don't think that I could take Minnesota winters -- despite my Scandinavian heritage! Our New Jersey winters are pretty harsh already!

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  6. Last winter was pretty rough. We had many snowstorms and I HATE cold weather. The winter never seemed to end. Hopefully this isn't a sign of a harsh winter -- it just seems such a freak storm considering how lovely today was.

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  7. Wow, check out all that snow....we still have little bit of sunshine left, but I don't think it will last too long. Hope you have your power back....

    Thank you so much for stopping by on my SITS Day. I appreciate it.

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  8. We still only have part of the power back. We can watch TV and surf the internet, but the fridge is still out although the microwave works!

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  9. We finally got all the power back today (Tuesday)!

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  10. Weird weather.

    I played too.  Mine are here and here.

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  11. sorry to hear the electricity went out.. but those are really beautiful pix :) glad you managed to post them!



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  12. It is strange weather. First an earthquake, then Irene, and now the noreaster. I would really like some normal fall weather before the winter hits.

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  13. We went without for a week years ago in Anchorage.  I put everything I could on my back porch.  Just have to make it into an adventure:)  We all slept in the living room with the fireplace burning for heat.  The pictures are very telling of the power of nature.

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  14. Oh ugh. Really -- went through this about 12 years ago, it isn't fun *at all.* The loss of the trees is sad.

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  15. Sorry to hear about no electricity and all the downed trees.  Snow an be pretty, but I hate the thought of it coming.  So far in Minnesota we haven't had any.  I hope your electricity is all on by now.
    Barb

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  16. I'm so sorry you are still without power.  How awful for you and the thousands of other also. I hope and pray all will be back up and running soon. God bless you!

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  17. I've never seen so many trees wrecked by a storm. It's really sad.

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  18. It isn't fun at all.  We'll have to replace all the food in the fridge, as soon as we get enough money.

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  19. Our electricity is finally totally on.

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  20. We have our power back, but there are literally thousands of trees down for the count.

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