Friday, February 10, 2017

Snowy Day, Exciting Evening

So we finally got enough snow to really call it SNOW. The weather guys said we were going to get 4 - 8" the day before, then the night before they changed it to 6 - 10" and then yesterday morning it was 10 - 16" (that's 25 - 40 cm for my Aussie and NZ pals).

Here are the front steps looking down from the porch. Notice you cannot SEE the front steps.  Yesterday was the first day I looked out onto the front porch and decided NOT to go out. Mom was a bit surprised.  Anyway it started snowing around 9 AM and didn't stop until after 5:00 PM.

We are outside of Manchester, and they got 13" of snow. That's a lot. It was good that everybody stayed home. Mom worked in the sewing studio, I napped on my kitty condo in the front room, then in my tent. Mom and I had dinner and then we were watching TV when all of a sudden everything shut off and the house went pitch black.

It was dark for a few seconds then it all came back on. Then it went out. Then it flickered and went out for good.

Damn! It's dark with no lights on anywhere.

Mom called the power company to report the outage, and then went to get her battery powered lamp, radio and flashlights. I followed her around. We opened the doors underneath the sinks so the water pipes wouldn't freeze. Mom put an extra quilt on the bed. Our driveway had not yet been shoveled, so we couldn't go anywhere even if we had wanted to.  Mom folded some laundry, and put the dinner dishes in the dishwasher.

After about an hour, the power came back on. It's a good thing. Yesterday when it started to snow, it was about 29F. When the power was out, it was 10F and getting colder.

That's enough excitement for one day.

7 comments:

Megan said...

Oh Millie - how I envy you the cold weather. It's 6.30pm here and still 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Overnight, it's only going to drop down to about 75 degrees before climbing back up to 102 degrees tomorrow. I am

So. Over. It.

Sydney is experiencing its hottest summer on record and I long for autumn.

Wanna swap places?

Megan
Sydney, Australia

PS. I am glad that you had your mom with you with the lights went out. It's not nice to be in the dark all by yourself.

Mickey's Musings said...

Yup, Winter has found you!
It found us too!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

That is a lot of snow. It is sad when the house goes dark and it is dark outside. There is not a lot you can do but snuggle. Stay warm.

Cherie in St Louis said...

Wow, boy. That definitely was enough excitement!! Think you'll go out on the porch today ;-)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

millie...whoa.....now therz sum snow thatz knot goin any wear fora while....we R glad ya got power bak; thatz knot fun bee in with out it...hope de warm up we iz spozed ta get headz yur way ~~~~~~~~ heerz two a green spotted puffer kinda week oh end !! ♥♥♥

Monday walkers said...

Hello from hot hot hot Sydney........ It makes for lazy times ( if that is possible).........Not good sleeping weather - even the sleep that one gets , doesn't seem to do its usual job.

Noela Sydney Australia

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are so glad the power came back on soon! A cold house is not much fun.