Saturday, February 9, 2013

After the Storm

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.
 Homemade bread.
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. 


  1. Our younger son lives in Providence RI, and our younger daughter lives in Newport, RI. In Providence, our son never lost electrical power, but our daughter and family did. We hope it will be up and running soon, but is seems to take longer in Newport! All in all, it looks like the storm turned out to be a rather cozy time for your family. Your food looked yummy! Yes, the Mass. governor was so smart to impose that ban on driving and the penalty for those that did. It paid off!

  2. I can't imagine! A southerner who only dreams of a fun day in the snow.........Looks like a wonderful way to wait out a blizzard.

    The French Hutch

  3. My brain can not even begin to comprehend the snow like that. I love that y'all make the best of it with yummy food and fun times though. When we lived in Oklahoma, we actually had a blizzards two different years - when all our company was there. That was so much fun. We did the same as you - eat, play games, nap, watch the weather channel, and make memories. :)

  4. Hi from Millbrook, NY, What wonderful photos! We got about 12in" of the white stuff. But you were snowed in friend. A who lotta of snow. We did the same food, sweets and movies. Stay warm, Anna

  5. Wow, you got hit!
    I live in Chicago and we are used to getting heavey snow but blizzards can really throw us for a loop.
    We only got 7 inches the other day and it was exciting and so pretty.
    Enjoy it before it all goes away!
    And you make being stranded in a blizzard pretty awesome!
    Oh and we call them subs here in the midwest.

  6. I'm so thankful we didn't get a big dump. We got only 6 to 8 inches, but it blew like the devil. My family in South Ontario weren't so fortunate though. They got 40+ cm., not sure what that is in inches but my sisters photos were awe inspiring. Near Barrie, which is south west of us, the scene was like the one you posted of New York.
    Supposed to get quite warm this week so we can all look forward to losing a lot of it.

  7. Wow! You sure got hit but had a good time! Thank goodness it missed us here in Pa! You have also made me hungry for meatball subs, we call them that too!

  8. WOW! That is crazy! I can't imagine trying to dig out from that! Even when we get a big snow dump here, we live out in the country so it usually blows to... Well, where ever it blows to out of our acreage. LOL! Even when we got a foot back in December, we really didn't have much in the yard but 3 ft drifts here and there. It's blowing like crazy this morning, so we have a 2 hour delay for school - although if this wind keeps up, I can't imagine them sending the buses out in it. I don't know about you, but I am sooooo ready for spring! :)

  9. How nice to have time with your family! Beautiful pictures...we haven't had much of a winter and hardly ever get snow so I just live vicariously through others. Thanks for sharing. The food sounds delish!

  10. I can so relate to this. We got nearly a foot of snow yesterday on top of what we already had. I live in Upstate NY, near the Adirondack Mtns and our winters are something else. I also want to say Congrats! I'm passing the Liebster Blog Award to you which honors new bloggers. Get the details at


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