OT KNV, you guys okay up there?

OT KNV, you guys okay up there?

Post by ~Candace » Mon, 24 Jan 2005 14:11:44



I'm watching the weather right now and seeing some rather scary stuff going
on in the New England area, and especially in Boston.  There's a friggen
blizzard warning in effect up there!

So, I'm hoping like mad that Kathy and Manda and Bob and anyone else in the
area is well prepared and not in any danger.

Thinking about you all,
~Candace~

 
 
 

OT KNV, you guys okay up there?

Post by Kathy N- » Mon, 24 Jan 2005 19:58:03


On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 0:11:44 -0500, Candace~ wrote

Quote:
> I'm watching the weather right now and seeing some rather scary stuff going
> on in the New England area, and especially in Boston.  There's a friggen
> blizzard warning in effect up there!

> So, I'm hoping like mad that Kathy and Manda and Bob and anyone else in the
> area is well prepared and not in any danger.

> Thinking about you all,
>> Candace~

We're fine.  It looks like about 2' of snow on the ground now, but
it's hard to tell with the drifting.  Both Bob's truck and the Bug
are buried up to their roofs.

We rarely have power failures of any duration (the last big one was
for 2 days back in 1978)  But we still have candles and flashlights
around the house, and Bob fetched some matches recently. The last
power failure we had, which lasted a couple of hours, highlighted the
wek points in our preparations:  no batteries because the child eats
them in her toys, especially the boom box.  And the only matches we
could find were from our own wedding, and didn't want to light.  
We've since corrected these problems, found a few cans of Sterno in
the ba***t, and have the gas grill parked in a handy spot in the
garage.

We're a mile or two from the beach, so the astronomical high tides
will not effect us. All the local churches have cancelled services,
so we needn't worry about neighbors, friends, or Grandpa getting hurt
while trying to make it to Mass.

As far as food is concerned, well... My grandmother isn't the only
one with a grocery store in her home.  My store would only last us
several months, unlike my Oma's several years' worth of food, but
we're covered.  I made a nice pot roast yesterday so it will require
little more than reheating if the power goes out.

The only possible problem would be heat during a prolonged power
failure.  We'd all hike downstairs to Grandpa's living room, which is
the most insulated room in the house.  There are more than enough
blankets and so forth.  We are completely out of liquor, but that
isn't a real problem since no one here drinks.

Don't worry about us - we're fine.  If we retain power, I'll key in
my "Blizzard of 1978" story.  It was the most astonishing weather
systerm I've ever seen, and was devistating to the area, coming
during an astronomical high tide.

Thanks for asking!

Kathy N-V

 
 
 

OT KNV, you guys okay up there?

Post by Kandice Seebe » Mon, 24 Jan 2005 20:29:08


Good to hear - stay safe, dry and warm!

--
Kandice Seeber
Air & Earth Designs
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Quote:
> On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 0:11:44 -0500, Candace~ wrote

>> I'm watching the weather right now and seeing some rather scary stuff
>> going
>> on in the New England area, and especially in Boston.  There's a friggen
>> blizzard warning in effect up there!

>> So, I'm hoping like mad that Kathy and Manda and Bob and anyone else in
>> the
>> area is well prepared and not in any danger.

>> Thinking about you all,
>>> Candace~

> We're fine.  It looks like about 2' of snow on the ground now, but
> it's hard to tell with the drifting.  Both Bob's truck and the Bug
> are buried up to their roofs.

> We rarely have power failures of any duration (the last big one was
> for 2 days back in 1978)  But we still have candles and flashlights
> around the house, and Bob fetched some matches recently. The last
> power failure we had, which lasted a couple of hours, highlighted the
> wek points in our preparations:  no batteries because the child eats
> them in her toys, especially the boom box.  And the only matches we
> could find were from our own wedding, and didn't want to light.
> We've since corrected these problems, found a few cans of Sterno in
> the ba***t, and have the gas grill parked in a handy spot in the
> garage.

> We're a mile or two from the beach, so the astronomical high tides
> will not effect us. All the local churches have cancelled services,
> so we needn't worry about neighbors, friends, or Grandpa getting hurt
> while trying to make it to Mass.

> As far as food is concerned, well... My grandmother isn't the only
> one with a grocery store in her home.  My store would only last us
> several months, unlike my Oma's several years' worth of food, but
> we're covered.  I made a nice pot roast yesterday so it will require
> little more than reheating if the power goes out.

> The only possible problem would be heat during a prolonged power
> failure.  We'd all hike downstairs to Grandpa's living room, which is
> the most insulated room in the house.  There are more than enough
> blankets and so forth.  We are completely out of liquor, but that
> isn't a real problem since no one here drinks.

> Don't worry about us - we're fine.  If we retain power, I'll key in
> my "Blizzard of 1978" story.  It was the most astonishing weather
> systerm I've ever seen, and was devistating to the area, coming
> during an astronomical high tide.

> Thanks for asking!

> Kathy N-V

 
 
 

OT KNV, you guys okay up there?

Post by JavaGirlB » Tue, 25 Jan 2005 02:13:58


Checking in from NH. We have about 2 feet of snow. It does seem to be
letting up now, but it is still coming down.

:(  This is my Stephanie Sersich lampworking class weekend and today's class
was cancelled. But I'm glad it was cancelled and that I'm not missing
anything because I'm too much of a wuss to drive today. We had fun
yesterday - I actually made an off-mandrel button and even most of a
starfish until it fell off my punty. This class is definitely pushing my
comfort-zone and it's a lot of fun. I can't wait until tomorrow.
-Ellen

 
 
 

OT KNV, you guys okay up there?

Post by Lilyflowe » Tue, 25 Jan 2005 04:01:04


Thank you for asking.  I live in Cambridge where we sometimes escape
the worst of the most costal storms, but not this one!!
I'm safe, and have electricity and water.  Also back up water, candles
and enough fresh food for a few days.
The big question is when I will be able to get out of my 150 foot
driveway!  The snow always blows back towards my house and in the spot
just in front it is as high as a car!!  The amount being reported for
Boston is about 24 inches.  Fortunately I've hired a youngster to
shovel since my back precludes that activity.
I was here in the 1978 blizzard, but was caught at work and ended up
walking home the next day.  It was definitely worse - the whole
driveway was waist deep!
Such are the vagaries of New England weather.
Lilyflower

 
 
 

OT KNV, you guys okay up there?

Post by Connie Croni » Tue, 25 Jan 2005 10:08:59


Middle NH- about a foot, well stocked except hubby had to go to
work-security guard.

As for Blizzard of "78"- been there just north of boston and 2 month
preggers. She's 26 now and called from CT yesterday- her first big storm.

--
Connie

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Quote:

> On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 0:11:44 -0500, Candace~ wrote

>> I'm watching the weather right now and seeing some rather scary stuff going
>> on in the New England area, and especially in Boston.  There's a friggen
>> blizzard warning in effect up there!

>> So, I'm hoping like mad that Kathy and Manda and Bob and anyone else in the
>> area is well prepared and not in any danger.

>> Thinking about you all,
>>> Candace~

> We're fine.  It looks like about 2' of snow on the ground now, but
> it's hard to tell with the drifting.  Both Bob's truck and the Bug
> are buried up to their roofs.

> We rarely have power failures of any duration (the last big one was
> for 2 days back in 1978)  But we still have candles and flashlights
> around the house, and Bob fetched some matches recently. The last
> power failure we had, which lasted a couple of hours, highlighted the
> wek points in our preparations:  no batteries because the child eats
> them in her toys, especially the boom box.  And the only matches we
> could find were from our own wedding, and didn't want to light.
> We've since corrected these problems, found a few cans of Sterno in
> the ba***t, and have the gas grill parked in a handy spot in the
> garage.

> We're a mile or two from the beach, so the astronomical high tides
> will not effect us. All the local churches have cancelled services,
> so we needn't worry about neighbors, friends, or Grandpa getting hurt
> while trying to make it to Mass.

> As far as food is concerned, well... My grandmother isn't the only
> one with a grocery store in her home.  My store would only last us
> several months, unlike my Oma's several years' worth of food, but
> we're covered.  I made a nice pot roast yesterday so it will require
> little more than reheating if the power goes out.

> The only possible problem would be heat during a prolonged power
> failure.  We'd all hike downstairs to Grandpa's living room, which is
> the most insulated room in the house.  There are more than enough
> blankets and so forth.  We are completely out of liquor, but that
> isn't a real problem since no one here drinks.

> Don't worry about us - we're fine.  If we retain power, I'll key in
> my "Blizzard of 1978" story.  It was the most astonishing weather
> systerm I've ever seen, and was devistating to the area, coming
> during an astronomical high tide.

> Thanks for asking!

> Kathy N-V