After the Blizzard, the world looks exquisite! This photo was taken the morning after at the Warwick Neck Lighthouse!
I have always thought that I was a prepared person. After all, I was a girl scout years ago and I am definitely a planner. So when the news announced that we would be getting a major blizzard, I thought back to the Blizzard of '78.
I remember seeing on the news, cars and trucks stranded on Route 95 and I remember we could not drive for a week. All the roads were impassable except for the major roads...even after the actual Blizzard. We had to walk everywhere. What I remember most was the kindness and friendliness of people!
Fast forward to 2013. We lost our power, but we have a generator that powers most of the house so we still had heat and light.
Our Cable company had issues so I did not have internet nor TV, but we had an analog TV that we hooked up and managed to view one station.
Still not too much of a problem, just inconvenient and I was grateful to have my generator and heat! Many people did not and I'm sure had to endure a lot more.
The third thing though, and this is where you just cannot have enough back up, is my cell phone would only let me place emergency calls to 911! I also could not get on the internet with either my phone or my tablet due to the emergency phone call issue.
Suffice it to say, we felt cut off from everything and everyone for awhile. We got everything back on Sunday, but by that time the Disconnect had creeped up on me and I found I really liked it!!
What did I learn? Two things. 1. You can NEVER plan enough for Mother Nature! and 2. Sometimes she is just trying to tell you to take a break and enjoy the experience!
Without being connected, I actually had to say to myself...well there is nothing I can do. My business literally shut down and guess what? Nothing bad happened:)
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