Monday, February 11, 2013

Nemo Recap

So, we survived the Blizzard of 2013, which they named "Nemo" for some reason. I don't remember blizzards ever being named before....

We lost power late Friday night somewhere around 10 P.M. By that time we actually had not gotten much snow, but it was eerie like something out of a horror movie. The lights flickered on and off many times. It sounded like someone was throwing rocks at our windows. I am guessing this was balls of ice hitting the side of our house that faces the ocean. 

Here are some "highlights:"

1. We made our own refrigerator from a Rubbermaid container and we were able to prevent most of our food from becoming spoiled.

2. My husband lost his wedding ring while trying to fix the snowblower. He seems to think it is not forever lost and thinks it may be in the glove he was wearing, which is currently lost. 

3. I learned to cook like a Pilgrim. We have an old coal stove which we only use on really cold days because it gives off losts of dust/soot and has a sulfur smell. I learned that I can make some yummy salmon burgers on that thing. 

4. A tree hit my car but luckily it was just the ends of the branches. My husband seems to think the ice that encapsulated the branches helped to prevent it from getting seriously scratched up.

5. Our carbon monoxide detector went off at 1 A.M. on Sunday morning so we got bundled up and headed next door (Chris's sister lives next door with her husband and 2 kids) with our doggies, blankets, and pillows. 

6.  We learned (the hard way) that our generator does not work with our boiler. It was good for getting our morning coffee fix though. Also, it came in handy and has been making its rounds at our family and friends' houses.

 So, all in all, we did not get as much snow as other areas. Our power was restored early Sunday morning (5 A.M). Unfortunately Plymouth was one of the hardest hit areas and some people still do not have power. There are still many people in the emergency shelters and officials are saying that power should be completely restored by Thursday.

the calm after the storm

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