Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Big Storm!


As many of you know, we got hit with a blizzard this weekend. It started Friday and by that night, the power went out. It was still out the next morning so we started up the generator and settled down to relax and watch tv. The next thing we know, the cable went out, so no tv, no internet and a raging storm to keep us stuck at home. It seems our box was ready to go and with the power out, the battery died and finally killed it. Today they came and replaced the box, so I am up and running again.

I didn't get much done with my projects, just a little sewing that I am still working on. I thought I could help Bill by shoveling the porches and I found out that I can't, lol. Spent the rest of the time, hurting and dizzy from the pinched nerves, so no more shoveling for me.

We finally got our power back, late yesterday so today I got the house clean and caught up with things I missed. Now I can relax again and get going on my projects. I hope those who were stuck in this storm, made it through ok. I love snow, but two feet was a bit much;)

This was friday, the beginning of the storm.


This was Friday night, the snow was falling, the wind blowing and you could hear the trees cracking as the weight of the snow, weighed them down.



This was saturday, you can see how much snow had falling over night.


We had a lot of trees down and the bird feeder is under snow, after the branch it was on, broke. Bill got to spend the day plowing us out.


15 comments:

Fiona said...

we heard about the storms on our news... amazing weather... keep safe and warm....
Hugz

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

My goodness looks like you both have been busy trying to dig out! Hope your staying warm and safe and back to stitching on lots of goodies once again!

Firecracker Kid said...

I thought you might have been without power. I hate that I can't get out and do what I used to. I feel like I can, but my body has a different idea. Do be careful:)

Carol

cucki said...

oh dear..alot of snow..
keep safe and warm
big hugs x

Deborah OHare said...

Glad to hear that you made it through the big storm in one piece:)

moosecraft said...

Ugh! 2 ft is waaaay too much! And 3 plus days without power is awful... especially when it's so cold out. Glad you are back up and running!

Linda said...

That's a whole lotta snow!!! Glad to hear you guys are ok !!!

www.welovequilting.com said...

That is a lot of snow. I am so glad we do not have to deal with that much here. We had a snow storm a few weeks ago and we barely made it home.Ice under the snow and we were in my car and I was terrified that we were going to be in the ditch with the other cars I saw. Took us 3 hours to get home to what usually takes 1 or less hours. I still could not get up the hill.. so I have to leave my car at the foot of the hill.. One hour after it stopped snowing the sun came out and in about 2 hours we could have not told it snowed. See we just get it for a few hours but I will say in 1993 we had the Mother of ALL snow storms. Our state was without power.. most of us for over 5 days.. NO WAY TO GET OUT and we ate canned beans and wrapped up in quilts and played Scrabble for 5 days. I did not even have a way to take a bath. We were total electric then.

Carrie P. said...

Glad to hear you have power back. Hopefully it will melt quickly.

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Exhausting! Glad your power is back on! We had 13" the last big heavy snow and it about killed our blower. Glad yours is working well! I hope those pinched nerves are better by now! Take care!

coinguyslady said...

We got snow but none of it stuck.

marie said...

That's a lot of snow. 6" about shuts down our town. We don't get much so there is limited trucks with plows so it's a wait till down town get plowed then they do the residences. Glad you made it without any major mishaps.

Jacquelynne Steves said...

Glad your power is finally back on! We did not get a single flake, though they were calling for up to (only) 3" here...

Libby said...

That was some storm. Glad you came through it without too much trouble or damage.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

That is a lot of snow! Lucky you have Bill!!!