Saturday, February 9, 2013

Blizzard of 2013

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Thursday, 2/7/2013 The 35th anniversary of the Blizzard of 1978.

At 3:30 PM, the college where Himself and The Eldest works announced the school would be closed for the entire weekend. At 7 PM, the college The Youngest attends announced the school would be closed on Friday. Everyone was going to be home safe and sound during the storm.

Friday, 2/8/2013 Innocuous little snowflakes began falling at 9 AM. We had adequate provisions. Water for 7 1/2 flushes. Another 5 flushes. 8 gallons of drinking water or 4 more flushes whichever comes first. Home-made cheese pizza 1. Home-made cheese pizza 2 because someone snacked on the pepperoni. At 9 pm the snow was coming down at a pretty good clip with blowing and drifting snow. And at 1 AM we still had electricity. Gottseidank!

Saturday, 2/9/2013 8:30 Still snowing. Still have electricity and still can flush. Ink inspects things from the front window. View from sunroom slider.  11:30 and the clean up begins

Noon: Path to the mailbox cleared. Outer wall of driveway is breached. Opening of the driveway cleared. Time for lunch and some ibuprofen. Front of mailbox still needs to be cleared. Cars and half the driveway still need to be shoveled.


  1. Ditto what Julie said. Enjoy the family time.

  2. Thank you all for your concern. We were fortunate and did not lose electricity. Storm has passed us by and the sun is out.

  3. Glad you're all safe and warm at home, and that you still have powah. :D

  4. Not losing powah was a real blessing, Erica. Besides losing the well pump, and the sump pump, we would have had no heat source. We don't have a fireplace, wood, or pellet stove.

  5. Glad you're safe and sound. Stay warm.