The Saga Continues! The Snow Storm of October 2011

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Snow Storm of October 2011


Today I have the luxury of sitting in the comfort of the lobby of the Hampton Inn in Manchester CT while the rest of the world is dark around me.  No, I don't have a room but they are letting me charge my phone and use the wireless network.  The small things we are grateful for!


I am currently #54 on the waiting list to get a room here so I have a long road ahead of me.  The only thing I am banking on is that either I or someone I know gets their power back soon.  I have friends and relatives in several towns and I know one of them will invite me in when they get their power back, as I will invite them in if I get my power back.


In the meantime, we are cleaning out the debris, gingerly moving dangerous branches in the front yard (and not allowing anyone in the backyard where it's really dangerous).   And we will take it one day at a time, but in the meantime (because I have so much time to think these days), I think about the things I am really grateful for:

  • An outdoor grill to cook the defrosting food
  • A Bialetti espresso pot so I can make coffee on the outdoor grill
  • The longjohns that somehow I never got around to throwing out
  • My Smart Wool socks that are the warmest socks ever
  • Daytime temperatures that reach into the 50s


It's kind of funny what you appreciate when lose electricity.   With over 800,000 people without power, I don't expect getting back to normal for many days, but I will hope for the best.

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George Souto
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Peggy I am still without power also, but I guess I am lucky in one respect and that is that both my offices have power and I can charge up my cell phone and laptop there before I leave.  This is starting to be a pain in the donkey :)

Oct 31, 2011 02:04 PM #1
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Know that your tremendous snowstorm is making headline news here in San Diego, if that makes you feel any better. Probably doesn't...

Oct 31, 2011 05:49 PM #2
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Why not leave town till everthing is back to normal, go on vacation. During the five hurricanes here in 04 we were without for 22 days so we just went on vacation. The insurance company basically paid for it.

Nov 01, 2011 12:59 AM #3
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