Storm damage

I think I’m going to stop signing up for things. In October, I agreed to do the SNAP challenge. Our schedule got all sorts of insane which made it pretty much impossible to finish the challenge. For November, I signed up for NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). On Saturday, we had a storm of the century kinda thing blow through Connecticut. Our power went out Saturday night and we have yet to see it back. The last update from my town stated that we hope to get power back in a week. Oh happy day!

Saturday night we stayed home. It was cold but the storm was pretty nasty. Usually when we lose power it goes right back on. Sunday morning, we still didn’t have power. The trees were covered with snow so it was hard to see what was really going on. Jeff decided to go outside to clear the driveway. I was still in bed when I started to hear yelling downstairs. I ran downstairs to see my husband clutching his hand. He had gotten his fingers stuck in the garage door. I threw on some clothes and off we went to the ER. A few hours later, we left with a fractured finger. It could have been worse. When we were leaving, people starting coming in with snow blower and chainsaw injuries.

After the ER we went upstairs to visit our new niece, Laila. She was born on Friday. Isn’t she cute?

After going to see Laila and family, we decided to try to get food, gas and fill Jeff’s prescriptions. An hour and a half to get gas, another hour and a half to get “fast food” and an hour to get the prescriptions. We finally got home around 4:30 in the afternoon to find our backyard in interesting condition.

Those used to be trees, now they are just sticks on the ground. There is half a tree on our roof.

It doesn’t look like there is any damage but we are going to have someone take a look. The cats are fine but all the fish are dead. We just couldn’t keep the water warm enough.

Sunday night, we decided to see if we could get a hotel room. Most people thought we were crazy but we decided to try priceline.com. I downloaded the app to my phone and bid away. We got a 3-star room in Norwich for $79. When we got to the resort, we were told we had a three room villa. If I had known it was going to be that nice, I would have gotten it for a few more days. We enjoyed our evening away from the cold house, but we missed the cats.

Last night we decided to stay home. The fridge was still cold so I made breakfast sandwiches using my griddle pan on the gas stove. I love having a gas stove because I can still use it if we have no power. I also made hot chocolate. We had a nice little camp out in the living room. It wasn’t ideal and we both started to suffer from internet withdrawal but we made it through. The cats were very happy that we were home and they slept with us all night.

This morning, I got a call from my mom telling me that her power was on. Jeff and I went up for a shower and we walked around the mall a bit since there was also power there. Now I sit here blogging at my mom’s house so I make sure to get my November 1 post up. Looks like Jeff has work tomorrow. I’ll be hunting around looking for internet so I can blog again tomorrow.

Stay safe and warm everyone! Hopefully power will be restored tomorrow.

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