I should say right up front -- thank God we kept our power. All around us, including people in our neighborhood, power was out. Probably until today. (And it was COLD!) We lost our phones, internet and cable (all through the cable system), but we were with power, which I was sooooo grateful for!
No school for two days. The middle school was being used as a shelter for those without power or heat. And the schools have been on a one hour delay since school started again -- so the bus drivers can see any problems like downed power lines and trees. Downed tree at the top of the street finally got removed last night. Still downed stuff down the street. And our internet is back. Yay!!
It's amazing what you can accomplish with no internet. lol! You've seen the couple.
But don't you love these trees?
It was such a shock to go back to over two. And a pleasure! So much so that I'm not going to stitch the over one words or the two creatures on the bottom corners till the last.
Back to the nor'easter. We were lucky. We kept our power despite tons and tons of branches down in the yard -- and one leaning on the wires to our house too! A ginormous branch landed on top of my car, but amazingly, there are only two small dents in the roof of the car. I tell you though, it was very scary that day and night! Constant cracks, and thumps and thuds. Argh!
It's going to be a busy weekend here. Step-MIL and the girl child are both arriving tomorrow for the weekend. The boy child is in the midst of "h***" week for his high school play, Noises Off. (The boy child is playing Timothy Allgood.) Performances are tomorrow night and Saturday afternoon and night. StepMIL, the girl child, the father type and I are all set to see the show opening night tomorrow! Sunday is the memorial service for FIL. So it's been crazy with rehearsals, drop off and pick up, cleaning, and more cleaning. lol!
I am still working my way through 691 blog posts in my blog reader. AGH! Amazing what accumulates when you can't get to the internet. So my apologies for not commenting on your blogs this week. I'll be back to normal soon and back to commenting. (I didn't even count the number of emails in my inbox. Cringe....)
Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi. Thanks also for emails I received asking how we fared through the storm. I hope the rest of the week and the weekend are good for everyone!