Surviving The Blizzard In The Woods

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

Life in Riverwoods is not for the faint hearted.  I am just getting back on line after the blizzard of 2011.

During the height of the storm we lost all electric power for over 36 hours.  18 homes in our area were the only ones effected, but we all toughed it out. 

My husband and I lit a fire in our woodburning stove and put pots of water up to boil in the kitchen thereby raising the temperature from 57 degrees to 67 degrees.  We also curled up in bed a lot under the covers to keep warm. 

It was actually an interesting time. My husband and I talked and didn't watch TV or use our computers. We also had 4 invitations from friends, neighbors and family to come stay with them, but we did not want to leave the house in case of pipes freezing and besides we were snowed in.

When my daughter, Joy, in California told my 3 year old granddaughther, Sky, that "Bubbie" had a really bad storm where she lived, Sky's comment was,"That sounds really scary.  Bubbie should run away".  Sky it is a tempting thought. 

Things are much better now.  The streets are plowed, it is not below zero and my dog is having a great time in the snow.  However, at the barn where my horse is boarded one of the grooms told me that this morning he looked out into the field and saw a horse with all 4 legs sticking straight up in the air.  He and 4 other grooms ran over expecting the horse to be dead.  It had rolled over in the deep snow and was stuck.  They had to dig a trench next to him so he could get up on his feet.

I guess we humans are not the only ones dealing with the snow.  Happy winter everyone.



Comments (5)

Pat Tasker
Shorewest Realtors - Germantown, WI
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)

It was 35 in Wisconsin today, seemed insane, but everyone was thinking it was WARM outside!

Feb 12, 2011 02:00 PM
Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

Hey good for you . Interesting how we need crisis for quality time between people.

Feb 12, 2011 02:01 PM
Vickie McCartney
Maverick Realty - Owensboro, KY
Broker, Real Estate Agent Owensboro KY

Hi Bill and Sherry~  It is a good thing you have a woodstove!  Glad you made the best of a bad situation!

Feb 12, 2011 02:16 PM
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Sherry,

Oh my you two are hearty folks, I live in So Cal so I couldn't begin to imagine what that was like. I hope you still had phone service or cell service most of the time.


Feb 12, 2011 02:37 PM
Laura Forman
Your Brevard Premier Property Specialist

Just reading that made me cold!

Feb 12, 2011 03:12 PM