Power is ON, Cars are dug OUT

So things are theoretically back to normal today.

Still some cleanup to do around the edges.  Normally, we wouldn’t worry too much about the edges this time of year – in January, it is important to clean up after a storm so that you are ready for the next one.  In March, it’s not usually a problem, because the snow melts pretty fast.  But this March is not normal.  Over 3 feet of snow in a week, and guess what?  Another storm is predicted for next week.  I am hoping and praying that it is warm enough to be rain, but no one is talking about that.  I’ll bring it up when I speak to Ma Nature.

Yesterday I declared a snow day and did not go to work, though it was open (and 194 others didn’t go to work.  We have just over 200 employees.  There’s a message there somewhere) but it wasn’t a calm and lazy day like last week.  We shoveled snow almost all day, with plenty of breaks for resting, of course.  It took all day to get those two cars free.

I did not much else.  A bit of spinning and few rows of Durrow,  I was just too tired.

The good news was, the power came back on mid-morning!  A true miracle.  Our wonderful plow guy told us he saw no trees or lines down.  And he lives around the corner, and had power.  So I think it was just a case of a branch touching a wire, or something.  Anyway, we were super thrilled it wasn’t out for days.  I got as far as bringing the cooler upstairs, but had not started to fill it when we got power again.  Yippee!

32 thoughts on “Power is ON, Cars are dug OUT”

  1. I am so glad you got your power back! That is the best news:)
    I’d like a light snow next week. I’m afraid rain would just end up in my basement:( The worst wet we ever had came from a rainstorm after a heavy snowfall. The water just had no place to go.

        1. I hope that is true! THey keep saying “possible nor’easter early next week” I hope it isn’t; on Wednesday, I have a full day of work off site planned that will be hard to reschedule.

  2. So glad you’re dug out and powered up. I’m ignoring all forecasts for next week and choosing to enjoy today’s sunshine and relatively balmy (above freezing) temperatures. March snow is waaaay easier to take than January’s — at least, it’ll be gone soon. Spring is just around the corner! (that’s my story, and I’m sticking with it!)

    1. It’s a good story! It is definitely nice and warm out today, but sunshine is a stranger to us. At least it finally stopped snowing for a few minutes.

      If we ignore next week, will it go away?

  3. My goodness. I shall not complain. I shall not complain. etc etc. GLAD your power is on! Time for a much better stretch of weather for you and all involved. I’m hoping for you!

  4. So much better when you don’t have to empty the fridge or freezer! In many cases, I might be jealous of your snow, but referring back to the last post – March is kind of a bitch. Not really into playing that game now.

  5. You make what i think is a lot of snow pale into insignificance. The weather really is out of sorts this year. We have snow predicted again this weekend – although it won’t be on your scale, unusual for us. Fingers crossed your predicted storm turns to rain.

    1. I think we are all used to our “normal” and anything more or less than that is extraordinary. So your lot of snow is a lot of snow! Down south here, everything stops for a couple of inches of snow. They don’t know how to deal with it, drive in it, clean it up. We don’t even count it if it is under 6 inches.

  6. It just keeps coming and coming . . . but are we really getting more this week? I can’t make sense of what they’re predicting. I’m so glad the power outage was brief–that’s such a headache. And maybe you ought to consider a snow blower??

    1. Lol we should consider a snow blower. And a generator! I can’t figure this week out, either. Monday Tuesday is now Wednesday Thursday! Keep putting it off, it will spring soon. 😉

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