Well, we weathered the storm.
And had a lot of fun too.
We had the day off from school and work
so we spent the day preparing.
First, we had a hearty brunch of French Toast and sausages.
we ran some errands, brought in wood, filled tubs with water,
and prepared food.
We had the ultimate comfort foods for dinner.
Macaroni and cheese.
And chocolate pudding for dessert.
Then we went next door to my son's place,
and watched "The Day After Tomorrow" on his huge tv.
It was the perfect "before the storm" movie.
We we left his place about 8pm, it looked like this:
This morning, we awoke to a winter wonderland.
We had coffee, eggs, bacon, and toast,
then headed outside.
Well, first we had to clear the doors.
We got about 2 feet of snow.
This is our driveway.
There is not much snow on the trees because
the snow was so light and fluffy.
My husband and son shoveled.
I was the official photographer.
Dan climbed on the shed, and then jumped into the snow.
We have our driveway plowed,
but there was still tons of shoveling to do.
After shoveling, there were cinnamon buns and coffee.
We really eat a lot during storms.
For lunch we had meatball subs
(do you call them subs, grinders, or something else)?
After lunch, my husband got out the tubs of photos.
We could not stop laughing at some of the photos.
What were we thinking in the 80's?
Now the house is quiet.
Brian was called in to work.
Megan went to her boyfriend's house.
Dan is relaxing in his place.
My oldest son Nick does plowing.
We still haven't seen him.
All in all,
it was a BIG storm,
but not as big as
The Blizzard of '78.
At least not here.
The governor of Massachusetts, where both my family and my husband's family live, was very smart.
There was a ban on driving from 4pm on.
The penalty for driving was up to a year in prison,
and a $500 fine.
Definitely a deterrent.
The governor of New York should have been so smart.
By tomorrow things will be almost back to normal here.
But I will remember Nemo fondly.
Anything that keeps (most) of my family
home and together is ok by me.