Continue to Talk Amongst Yourselves

They’re saying power by Friday now, but we have eight to twelve inches of snow coming in tonight and tomorrow, so . . .

Argh is on auto pilot for the rest of the week or until power is restored, whichever comes first because I’m not going to be getting out of my driveway any time soon.  

 

47 thoughts on “Continue to Talk Amongst Yourselves

  1. See, in theory, I would love this situation because books and mags piled to the ceiling, and, hunkered in, I could maybe read halfway through, fast, well-bundled, and in daylight. However, NEEDS, both mine and those I live with. So maybe not ideal after all.
    You and doggies – and, heck, even lurking bears – have my continuing best wishes.
    Sudden thought: Sturdy roof overhead, right?

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    1. I have an 8 year old and a 9 year old (and sometimes a 48 year old masquerading as a kid.) Once they got bored with snow, I’d be pulling out my hair in frustration with them and no power.

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    2. Roof was new five years ago. You guys are worse than my daughter.
      I like the part about curling up in front of the fireplace with my dogs and books. I don’t like no heat, no light, no internet. Then the power came back on and there was still no internet. So now if I ever get power back again (it went out last night when we got slammed again) I have to figure out my internet.
      I’m tired.

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      1. First thing to do is “turn it off and on again” – this is usually done by unplugging and replugging in the router. After that, it’s usually a call to your internet provider for help.

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        1. I did the plug and unplug thing and it had no effect. Then the power went out. When the power came back, the internet came with it. I think it must have been power problem. I’m just happy I have heat and internet now.

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  2. I’ve still got power, thank all the gods, but not looking forward to another foot of snow. My “guy” just put back up the mailbox the plow guys mowed down last week…

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    1. Mailboxes. One year ours was downed three times (once by a car and twice by plows). After the third time, we didn’t bother to put it back up until spring. Now we live down a long dirt road and don’t have a mailbox.

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  3. fwiw I just saw a photo from somewhere in England where the snow drifts were topping 20 feet. Keep Calm and Build Igloos, I guess!

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    1. I think she’s been going to Macdonald’s and using their wifi; but sounds like she’s now snowbound until after this next storm.

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  4. Well, we know she has plenty of yarn and things to read in the house, at least during daylight. Does anyone know if it’s possible to airlift dog food via drones?

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    1. Dog food via drones. Fortunately, dogs eat just about anything. 😉

      I can picture dogs attacking the drones meant to supply them.

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      1. Aw, that’s not attacking, that’s just playing! (LOL, which comes down to the same thing in a lot of cases. Our youngest dogs are destroyers, and very cheerful ones. I have a slight phobia about dogs, but I’ve known these guys since they were six weeks old, so I know they are good-hearted. Sharp-fanged and rambunctious, but good-hearted.)

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    2. I have enough dog food for three months.
      I have enough bottle water for two weeks. Also, I still have running water.
      I have enough firewood for at least another week, probably two.
      This is not my first rodeo.

      But I am sick of this.

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  5. I keep hoping she doesn’t forget to eat, and that she eats things that are good for her blood sugar. I’m sure she has food, but I hope she doesn’t run out of the things that will keep her in balance.

    This seems weird to worry about someone I have never met in person. And it doesn’t seem like a fan thing. I just feel like I’ve read this blog long enough to know that there will be food, but there may also be a bag of candy in the back of a kitchen cabinet when all the healthy stuff has been eaten….

    I knew I was a fan, but now I know that I care – in the Don’t-eat-the-entire-bag-of-candy-and-go-into-a-sugar-comma kind of way. Wild. Stay safe Jenny!

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      1. Good. I just remember the time she forgot to put the lid on the blender in what I think was a low-sugar moment, but I hope I am wrong. 😊

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    1. Smooch.
      Aside from yesterday when we got hit with another foot of snow, I can get out to eat. I am presently sitting over eggs and whole wheat toast at the diner. And depending on how today goes, there may be a steak in my future.
      Really, I’m okay, I just don’t have INTERNET. Even when the power came back on, my internet was screwed. NOT HAPPY.
      But safe and warm and healthy, I promise.

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      1. Do you have FIOS by any chance?

        Because on FIOS on my router (which is now officially old according to them) there’s a little hole where you insert something the size of a bent paperclip and restart the sucker if the internet is not working.

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        1. No idea. I think what happened was that we didn’t get full power back the first time it came back on. Second time, the internet is fine. So it was just part of the general clusterfuck that was last week.

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  6. In like a lion, out like a lamb. In like a lion, out like a lamb.

    I don’t know if there’s any real metrological data to back this, but it’s comforting as far as mantras go. Hope you get the “lamb” part of March soon!

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  7. So I had an ok week from Friday to Tuesday after the car troubles and a bit of sinus infection up to Thursday. I had to go in to work on Saturday afternoon for a parent meeting. Had most of Sunday to get on with the de-hoard. Or at best, start it.

    Today, I was minding my business doing morning meditation, AND I GOT STUNG BY A BEE!!

    I’m not allergic but it made for a day of discomfort. It’s my first sting, so will have to be careful in case I develop the allergy in future. Which I believe is what sometimes happens to some people.

    This is a type of kind of karmic exhaustion happening here. Please send large amounts of efficiency and ease of dehoarding vibes.

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  8. Thursday morning here in southern Maine, still snowing lightly. Kept power, although it’s been flickering a bit.

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  9. We survived Parent Teacher Conferences last night. Kids behave great in the classroom.

    Our daughter is doing great with her studies, in German and English. Yay! She’s in 4th grade.

    Our son is doing great in math, improving rapidly in spelling except for capitalizing of nouns. He’s not always doing it in German and randomly doing it in English. This will eventually click, I think. His reading (in both languages) is at a basic level. He’s in 2nd grade. I’m most worried about the reading although his teacher thinks he can get up to proficient by the end of the year if we all work at it. He’s also a bit emotionally immature but is also the tallest kid (by a full head or more) in the entire grade. So people expect him to BE more mature than his age as it is.

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    1. Tallest kid. That brings back memories. I was the tallest (and broadest) kid in my grade for years, and my best friend was the shortest (and most delicate).

      I was expected to be some years smarter and more adult that I was, and she was praised for being adorable.

      At least I wasn’t carded for drinking until I was of legal age. She and I had moved to different places by then, so I wonder if she still has to pull out her license at a bar, fifty years on.

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  10. I’ve been watching the news this morning and NJ got walloped again. Seems there was no time between storms for cleanup and getting everyones power back up. Hang in there Jenny! Also today is International Women’s Day.

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      1. Saw Putin on BBC America earlier addressing his nation on int’l women’s day and thought what our president would do. Probably take Sarah Sanders down a prior two. Oh, wait he already did.

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      2. Since the 8th is my birthday, I can assure you that it is not Saturday. I always thought they were awfully nice to place it on MY day.

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  11. My big concern for Jenny is her water supply. I’m keeping gallon containers full of water in case we lose power. I assume that she uses a well like I do.

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    1. Nope, we have horrible, undrinkable water from a public well, but it’s still running so yay! Toilet works. Showers are cold but possible.
      GALLONS of bottle water here. And they’re aces about plowing the roads, so I can get out now (had to dig myself out to the road, but I’d parked at the edge of the drive, so not bad.

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  12. One thing the week without power at my daughter’s whilst nursing her through the flu taught me is that a fully charged MacBook Air will play audio books pretty much forever if you close everything else down and dim the screen completely. I played it from the guest room at full volume so she could hear it in her room during her long, long hours of no sleep.

    The other thing it taught me was that even the bossy operating room nurse still wants her mommy when she’s really sick.

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