Sunday, October 30, 2011

I Love New England

Let me start off by saying that I don't think anybody enjoys losing power at their house.  I do not enjoy it, I also haven't really ever had too much of a problem with it.  I live in New England.  Weather is almost always a featured topic of conversation.  It's soooo hot out huh?  All too quickly it becomes "I can't believe it's already snowing!" 

I love it here.  I love that we have changing seasons, even if it seems like the least desirable ones last the longest.  It's worth it to experience the beauty of Spring and Autumn in New England. 

We had a Nor'easter last night.  We had plenty warning.  It seems like we always do these days, Way too much warning sometimes.  Better be safe than sorry right? 

The power went out at my house around 11 pm yesterday.  Somehow I was dumbfounded.  I stumbled down my dark stairway to find something to light on fire.  Why I did this I am not quite sure as I had actually just shut off the light to get some sleep.  But now suddenly I needed light.  I had a vague idea where my stock of candles was since I light them pretty frequently.  Lighter?  hmmmm.... I patted my hand on all surfaces to search for something.   Eventually I found a candle lighter.  I lit a few candles and put some around for when my husband got home from a hockey game, and brought some upstairs.

It wasn't until my husband got home and began building a fire in the wood stove that I realized that no power meant no heat also, and I had done nothing to provide heat in my house.  Wow!  I am not prepared for these things happening at all!  To top it off I had a dishwasher full of dirty dishes, and plenty of laundry to be done.  Not at all ready for the week ahead by normal standards. 

It's almost 24 hours later and I sit now at my in-laws house, who live in the city so typically don't lose power or like on this occasion only for half a day.  And when can we expect to regain power in our neck of the woods?  Could be up to a week.. yikes. 
I still love you New England!! 

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