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Getting ready for a blizzard here.. a nor'easter

 
dustytoes
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on 02/08/2013

Beginning today (Friday) and into tomorrow we (the northeastern US) are expecting 18-24 inches of snow and high winds.  They are comparing it to the Blizzard of '78, but I hope not (yes, I was around for that one too).

So stay safe if you are in it's path.  Fingers are crossed that the power remains on.  But if I disappear for a week, you'll know why..   ;)


onetimeuser
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on 02/08/2013

Sounds exciting to me! 

I'd want one of those propane heaters which use a gas bottle, with a couple of bottles of gas, one of those small gas powered stoves, and plenty of tinned food and cigarettes....... if I had those things I'd be well up for getting snowed in for a couple of weeks.  

BrendaReeves
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on 02/08/2013

I don't envy you. We lost power for a week a few years back. It was 30 degrees in the house. Take care of yourself.


Brenda Reeves
frugalrvers
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on 02/08/2013

You stay safe and stay warm...

This sounds like it is going to be intense/dangerous...

We're thinking of you!


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dustytoes
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on 02/08/2013

 

ryank: 02/08/2013 - 05:26 AM

Sounds exciting to me! 

I'd want one of those propane heaters which use a gas bottle, with a couple of bottles of gas, one of those small gas powered stoves, and plenty of tinned food and cigarettes....... if I had those things I'd be well up for getting snowed in for a couple of weeks.  

I realize how it can sound exciting.

Unless you had kids who were bored to death after one hour of no power.  And if your water supply went away - everyone with a well has that problem here.  Even the town water can go out.  Then there is no flushing of toilets, washing dishes, rinsing hands, or getting a drink.

All the food in your fridge and freezer goes bad, but if it's cold enough you can pack it into a cooler and keep some of it outside.

I've never been without power longer than 8 days, but like Brenda said, I've lived in a house where the temp. was just above the freezing mark - and it's not fun.  Any food we ate was cooked on top of the woodstove.  Believe me it gets incredibly boring.


Ragtimelil
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on 02/08/2013

I lived like that for a couple of years. Generators are wonderful things.  Yes, those little Mr. Heater Propane heaters are good to have, too. Hope you have lots of good books to read.

Stay safe and warm.


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sheilamarie
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on 02/08/2013

I hope you are able to keep warm, Dustytoes. All of my extended family lives in your general vicinity, including my 80-something mother, so I share your anxiety about this storm.

And Ragtime, I still live like that, wood cookstove and all.

 

Sheilamarie


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2uesday
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on 02/08/2013

I hope everyone keeps warm and safe and the bad weather will pass quickly.  We do n't get it like that but even a little snow seems to disrupt things here. 

HollieT
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on 02/08/2013

Keep warm and safe, Pam. And let's hope the bad weather doesn't last too long. 

JoHarrington
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on 02/08/2013

Stay safe and warm.   Perhaps it's time to stock up on ghost stories to tell and get ready for some sing-songs.   All taking turns to entertain the rest.   Just trying to find the silver lining in family time.


dustytoes
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on 02/09/2013

Hey thanks everyone.. I am extremely thankful to still have power this morning as you can see, we got slammed with snow!  

Jo, thanks for the advice - my teenage son wouldn't go for any of it. Cry

Took this at 4 am just outside my back door on my deck.  And it's still snowing.

 


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Ragtimelil
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on 02/09/2013

How's it this morning? Are you still online? I hear the wind down in Mass is wild. Friend of mine's husband drives a plow. They keep running off the road because they can't see where it is. I hear the National Guard is out.


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dustytoes
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on 02/09/2013

Occasional gusts at my house, but we have not lost power... I went out to shovel and it's ridiculous.  I have never seen so much snow at one time.  I shoveled the porch and was exhausted!

Also, my plow guy's truck broke down so I had to scramble and find another one.  He hasn't shown up yet and I don't know how he will plow this.  Thanks for asking Lana.

 

 


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JoHarrington
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on 02/09/2013

Wow!  That's some serious snow.  It puts our pitiful amount the other week into perspective.


dustytoes
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on 02/09/2013

I've never seen this much snow fall all at once.

We've had another 6 or 7 inches since I took that measurement photo.


JoHarrington
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on 02/12/2013

Holding out alright over there?

We had a weather warning today.  We're going to have... wait for it... an inch of snow tomorrow.  I feel that I can't really look you in the face with that kind of weather alert...


chefkeem
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on 02/12/2013

The world gets weather warnings.

Texas has weather warmings.

Oh well.


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JoHarrington
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on 02/12/2013

Yesterday, I was in Coventry with a camera.  The camera is metal, isn't it?  You don't realise until there's snow on the ground and ice in the wind, and your camera is in danger of giving you frostbite.  My fingers went bright red and they HURT.

I really should invest in some gloves.  Or at least remember to take them with me when I go outside.

Texas weather schmexas weather.  Get away from here with your hot sunlight!


dustytoes
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on 02/13/2013

Did you survive your inch of snow Jo?  Need help shoveling - I have some experience. Yell

I'd take a snow alert over a tornado warning any day ... TEXAS


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