Thursday, March 15, 2018

Is It Over Yet?

It's definitely been an interesting week as Nor'easter #3 passed through town.

Just before the heavy snow arrived last Wed. the transformer blew in front of our house, the telephone pole broke off at the top and wires burned and fell blocking the road. The Fire Department was here in an instant and told us NOT to go outdoors. Our property was cordoned off. Our firewood is under that tarp but we couldn't access it.

By that evening it was really an eerie sight. So much snow!

We were without power for 4 days. Late Friday night the utility crew came and installed a new pole. 

This is what's left of the old one.

Our local mall was the staging area for the hundreds of out-of-town utility workers who came to help.

There wasn't much we could do except try and stay warm--and read :)

The only "sewing" I did was cut 2" squares for a new little project. 

I can't believe there's another nor'easter in the forecast for next Tuesday. That'll be #4!

Hope you are staying warm!

Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Yikes! Sorry you were without power for so long. You Easterners are getting hammer with snow. Stay warm and get plenty of supplies in before Tuesday. Chocolate, cookies, etc.

  2. Wow! Glad you are safe. Might have to bring some firewood closer to the house so you can stay warm at least. Another one!? Oy.

  3. Oh my gosh - how scary to be that close to the pole. sorry to hear you were out for 4 days. I am always amazed how much we depend on electricity for everything.
    I loved Olive K. but haven't read these yet.
    When we were out of power (only1 day) my family was so happy to have lots of quilts to stay warm.