Tuesday, November 1, 2011


(actually, it started in October)
 and then there was no power
 for three days.
no school.
and no trick-or-treating.
 LOTS of broken trees
 lots of pushing WET, HEAVY snow around;
we got 14" in our town.
 just about every tree that wasn't an evergreen and still had leaves on 
was bent over or broken.
 we were bent over, too.
(but not broken)
 snow is FUN!

there are still MANY in New England without power.  We are grateful to have ours back.
Maybe we'll go back to school tomorrow.  It's day-to-day.  Trick or treating has been rescheduled for November 4th.
11/1 5pm Update: No school (for the third day in a row) tomorrow.  Twenty percent of our town is still without power.  The middle school is being used as a shelter.  Roads are still unsafe for school bus travel.  Most local businesses and restaurants are still without power.  We have seen power crews from as far away as Michigan and West Virginia.  THANK YOU!!  We are not suffering.  We enjoy spending the extra time together.  We have enjoyed hosting neighbors and friends.  Power OUT means people IN.  Life is good.


Alana said...

Fun break from life, just not fun broken trees.

Doran & Jody said...

Smoley hokes! Didn't you snow just barely melt not long ago?

Darleen said...

Your Canadian friend up north is hoping that "snow"-vember stays south of the border!!!

Becky said...

Sorry it's been such an ordeal - but I'm proud of you for the way you've hosted so graciously. xo

Jo Jo said...

Beautiful pictures...thanks for sharing. Can't believe those trees! Your son looks absolutely glowing!

shirlgirl said...

Loved the snow people--especially the twiggy skirted one. Can't believe all the snow everyone had this time of year and the damage it has caused everyone. Hopefully everyone's power will be back soon. I feel for those who have lost so much food in their fridges and freezers, too. Would homeowner's insurance cover such losses? If not, I should think you'd be able to deduct it from taxes--with the economy in such a mess, people just don't have the extra money. It's a tough one. Hope this isn't a picture of what we have to deal with all winter. I would not be a very happy camper, that's for sure, and it makes for a very long winter--last winter was LONG enough.

rad6 said...

Holy Smokes, I have been hearing about this untimely snow on the news... a little too early I think...
Glad you are busy seeing the silver lining in it all!
Love ya

LL said...

We've LOVED the down time.