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Humdinger of a Nor’Easter

February 2, 2011

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Image by Paul-W via Flickr

Greater Bippus Area (GBA) snowbound

Greetings from the snowy winterland of the Greater Bippus Area.  I haven’t made it over to the weather station for the official statistics yet.   Actually, I have barely been out of the driveway, and that was on the tractor, trying to keep the circle drive open, with the six foot blade.  We may have received 14″ of snow.  The trouble here in the GBA is that the wind takes all your snow and places it thick here and thin there.  And driving the back roads, with drifts up to your waist, can get to be an adventure.  Oh, and we were advised of a level 1 Snow Emergency, which means stay OFF the stinkin roads.  No argument here.

And speaking of Adventures

We were all cozy enjoying the dense snowstorm and some distilled adult beverages, watching Bruce Willis save some nuns and priests in Nigeria, when the lights went out.  That was about 9 o’clock last night.  Junior clicked on his flashlight, that just happened to be in his pocket, and we set about being prepared for a cold night without power.  (Sometimes I just LOVE Junior’s resourcefulness)  So we fired up a kerosene heater in the basement, got extra blankets for everyone, and hit the sack.  Next thing I know it is 2:30 a.m. and our automatic alarm clock, the fancy one with the satellite link glowed brightly with the correct time.  I got up listened to the furnace kick on and turned off the heater and the lights that were on, at the time when the outage occurred.

And I tipped my slumber cap to the utility worker that re-established our power supply.

T H A N K  Y O U  -Mister out in the middle of the night to restore power dude. Thank you very much.

Were YOU affected by the big nor-easter?  Are things back to normal yet?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 2, 2011 10:14 pm

    They say southeast Michigan was spared the worst of it. I think we only got about 6.5 inches; however, it blew around into large drifts which made driving (in cars) tough. Looks like we are getting an hour of bright sunshine before dark!

    • Uncle Milton permalink*
      February 4, 2011 12:39 pm

      Hey, Linda! My friends from southeast Michigan were calling it snowpocalypse on facebook, and then were disappointed to only receive 5″ of snow. Several did mention that they had 2 snow days, and the teachers in the group appreciated that. We are still digging (a little) in Bippus, “officially” receiving 10″ of snow. The countryside is beautiful in white, especially with all the sun.

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