A Noreaster and Its Aftermath
Early Saturday morning, a Noreaster blasted into our region and dumped over two feet of snow in several areas. The Northeast states were buried under a frigid layer of snow. The pesky powder shut down businesses and kept the majority of New Englanders in their homes.
And with good reason — along with the snow, there were 60 mph winds to contend with, taking down power lines and plunging thousands across the region in darkness. We hadn’t seen such damage since 2018.
My family was fortunate. We didn’t lose power. We charged our devices and packed the fridge with food. We stayed in on Saturday as there was nowhere to go anyway. It was nice to stay in the house and not be out running errands, My body needed a break.
I watched Spongebob cartoons and a marathon of Godzilla movies. On Sunday, I slept late, had breakfast, watched tv (until the tv went out), and then watched more Godzilla movies. I puttered around the house for a bit, procrastinating on work stuff. But schools will be open tomorrow and I need to do something. I don’t want to hear anyone’s mouth.
I was hoping for a day off but I guess the Mayor had other ideas. If only the storm had lasted throughout the day today, we would have definitely had Monday off. Or if the storm had arrived on Sunday, we would have had Monday off. Oh well. Such was not the case.
Time to prepare for the bitter cold and the icy snow. I’m glad I invested in some heavy coats just prior to the storm. Plus, I have a new scarf and hat to keep me warm. I hate being cold. My boots are thick enough for the temperatures. I’m a master at layering. I will be sweating in the cold.
If you were in the storm’s path, be safe driving tomorrow. Don’t go too fast. Take your time. Watch out for kids as they come around snow piles. Be safe.