Oct. 31st, 2011 09:21 pm
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So if you somehow missed the news of the world, there was a big early snow storm in the Northeast. The snow was very wet, and very heavy, and we got nearly a foot of it. It fell onto trees that still had their leaves, weighing everything down further. Every tree in our yard broke. We have six. Two maples, four oaks. The maples are in the back yard and now our back yard is full of limbs. Less of a big deal than our front yard, which has huge limbs blocking the driveway and the front door. Some fell on our new car and it has some dents on the roof but thankfully nothing worse than that.

We lost power on Saturday night and actually our entire town and the town beside us have no power. 100% of customers. The town north of us has partial power, but really, there are power outages halfway across the state. On Sunday we left our cold house (it was 59 when we left) and went to stay with a friend in Boston through to tomorrow morning. We wanted to trick or treat here because all of the ToT in our area has been cancelled or postponed. Normally I would suck up the cold but it's near impossible with a baby because you can only bundle him up so much and you can't really stick him under a bunch of down blankets.

Now that some local folks have power, Tuke and I will likely sleep with a local heat-having friend and Punk and Jen will hang out in the cold house. We will be in the cold house during the day though. That should be interesting.

They are expecting we will be out of power for at least a week. Since our power lines got ripped both out from the main wire AND out of our house, we could be longer. It's bad news.


Date: 2011-11-01 01:36 am (UTC)
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I don't even know what to say. So I guess I'll go with, stay safe and try to keep warm.

Date: 2011-11-01 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so sorry for you guys. But I'm glad that you're safe and that you have warm people to take you in.

Date: 2011-11-01 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*hugs* :(

I don't mean this to be trite-- is there ANYTHING I can do?

Date: 2011-11-01 02:55 am (UTC)
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I'm thinking about y'all. Stay safe, stay warm. I hope Punk thinks of it as a big adventure.

Less of a big deal than our front yard, which has huge limbs blocking the driveway and the front door.

Did any of the tree fall onto the house? As I understand it, if a tree falls onto the house, then homeowner's insurance pays to remove the fallen tree.

Date: 2011-11-01 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It does suck, Jude. How can folks help you guys?

Date: 2011-11-01 01:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

If it's going to be that long, is there any chance of getting a generator? With a decent gas fired generator, you could power the pellet stove intermittently, and things like the microwave. I'm guessing you'd have to drive a ways to be in range. Check on Home, for in-stock availability, or rental availability.

Also, call your insurance just in case, when our power was out for two weeks, we had coverage to stay in a hotel due to the house being unsafe. Also, they covered the purhcase of a generator. But that was in Canada, I don't know about homeowner's in the US.

Hate to inundate with advice, sorry if it's not helpful, I wish I could do something to actually help out.

If I had a house here, I'd say come on up, but we're kind of homeless ourselves. :(

Date: 2011-11-01 02:25 pm (UTC)
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I'm kind of shocked over it..I live in Michigan & we usually get the first and worst storms. We haven't even seen snow yet where I am!

Date: 2011-11-01 06:08 pm (UTC)
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Ugh :(
Just...I hope you get power soon.

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