Thursday, November 1, 2012

No Power at My Cottage

But we are okay. Tree in second photo did not damage house. My street looks like a war zone. I have been reading a lot with my miners light that fits on my forehead. I am at municipal building recharging station with wifi.



38 comments:

Gail, in northern California said...

Thanks for taking the time and trouble to let us know you, your mom, and Mr. Webster are o.k. I've been checking your blog for two days hoping all was well. Lots of cleanup and loss of power but you tackled worse than that and always succeeded.

The Queen Vee said...

Oh Rosemary, I'm so relieved to read your post and know that you are okay. Thank you for taking the time to update us. I'm worried about your mum and how you are staying warm. I assume you are able to use your stove as I'm thinking it might be gas and I'm hoping you have wood for your fireplace and maybe an electric heater you can run off your generator. I hope you haven't run out of gas for that. How did you get to your munciple bldg?


I just got off the phone with a friend who's daughter lives on Long Island. They too have no eletricity and both of their vehicles were destroyed. They can't get any information and they are freezing. So many are in what I consider dire straights. News reports are saying people are really frustrated and I think scared and worried as to whether help will ever arrive.

I just wish there was something we could do to help other than donate to the Red Cross.

We got a lot of rain and wind but nothing like what NJ and NY experienced, rest assured you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Little Bitty Damn Houze said...

So glad you are ok and sustained only minimal damage.

Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Rosemary, speaking for all readers of your beautiful blog who have been watching since Monday, we are happy you, your mother, and the Wonder Dog are all safe.
Here in Eastern Canada, we dodged a bullet this time. And we are grateful.
We look forward to your soon being up and running, and back posting.
Kindest regards,
Lm - Atlantic Canada

jean said...

Wow. I was wondering how you were doing, Rosemary. Figured you lost power. I'm so glad you and your household are fine!! Hope power gets back for you all soon.

ladyhawthorne said...

So glad to know you guys are ok.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Rosemary,
Happy to hear the 3 of your are safe. Please be careful.
xoxo

Rachy said...

I am so pleased to hear you & Webster are safe and your lovely cottage survived the falling trees x

Garden, Home and Party said...

Rosemary,
I'm so relieved to hear you and yours are okay. I hope they can get your power back on soon. Take care, you are missed.
Karen

Lee said...

So glad you are okay. I have been checking your blog, wondering if you were okay.

Bonnie said...

Oh take care of yourself. I hope your mother and Webster are doing okay. Keeping you in my thoughts.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Thank God you are OK!!! I have been worried about you! I am so happy to hear that the cottage and you are well.

I am thinking of you and pray for the return of your power soon.

Take care and a big hug to you and your pup!

Elizbaeth

Cathy in Wytheville, Va said...

So glad you are ok! Have been worried about you, your mon, and Webster!

Lauren Scheuer said...

Oh Rosemary - I'm glad you and Webster are alright. The news channels are showing so much disaster in NJ. Hang in there.
Lauren

Juniper said...

Glad to see you back on here! I was worried about you! Keep safe and hope the power comes back on soon <3

Mary DeStefano said...

Thank you for posting! I was worried! I trust your mom and pets are ok? Take care!

Mary (from northern California, who has read your blog daily for years)

tammy j said...

oh rosemary. how sad to lose so many beautiful old trees.
i've kept checking back knowing your power had to be gone.
so glad you're safe though. i thought about your mom. how hard it must be to not see well and have all hell breaking loose around you! hope webster and tabitha didn't get too alarmed.
take good care.
i can just see you in your miner's light! you really WERE prepared!
xo
tam

Beth said...

I'm so glad you've weathered the storm successfully. I hope your power is restored soon.

sandy lawrence said...

Rosemary, thank goodness you are all okay and your cottage is safe, too. I have checked periodically each day to see if there was any word. Thanks for letting your followers know you are safe.
I've often wished for one of those miner's hats so I could garden after dark!

AshTreeCottage said...

I am so relieved to know that you are fine. My thoughts are raye





I am so relieved to hear that you are fine!

Love,
Susan and Bentley









Anonymous said...

My husband and I used our "petzl" head lamps during the freak snow storm last October...they are wonderful when the power goes out, and you can sit by the fire and still read! Our son, an Army Ranger, gave them to us! What a great idea. Lucky, this year, we didn't lose power, but we were prepared. By thecway, my husband enjoyscyour blog as much as I do. He's wondering how Webster is doings! Be well. Judy in Pearl River

Mitzi said...

Praying for all of you. We here in Nashville know the pain of natural disaster. Hope everything you're missing (like power!) is restored soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosemary,
I'm glad you are OK and things return to normal soon. I just started following your lovely bolog and really enjoy your style. Have a safe weekend.
Regards,
Trish

LANA said...

Stay warm. Hope Mom is ok. We plan on getting a permanent generator as soon as things calm down. They kick in automatically (if you have a gas line to your house), and must be installed by an electrician. About $3,000 depending on house. You may wish to look into it. Not having lights is one thing, not having heat in the winter is quite another. Take care

LANA said...

Stay warm. Hope Mom is ok. We plan on getting a permanent generator as soon as things calm down. They kick in automatically (if you have a gas line to your house), and must be installed by an electrician. About $3,000 depending on house. You may wish to look into it. Not having lights is one thing, not having heat in the winter is quite another. Take care

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello!

Just checking in to see how you are! I hope that your power is back soon. How is Webster?

And your mother?

Stay safe, looking forward to your return.

A hug to you, Elizabeth

viola said...

SONO MOLTO CONTENTA CHE TUTTO SIA ANDATO ABBASTANZA BENE E CHE SE IN SALUTE.
HUGS

Anonymous said...

Hoping you and your mom are safe and warm...Sara, Ohio

Jenny Jones said...

Hope the power is restored soon, praying that at least some sun comes through to dry things out a bit.

Anonymous said...

Rosemary, we just got the power back about half hour ago. I wanted to make sure you were ok, since I had not access to computer, just got on. Hope you are ok. Noelle

friendandfaux said...

Hoping all is well and your power is restored soon.
Missing your posts.
F&F

Kirsti said...

I hope everything is ok whit all of you after Sandy´s visit!

Warm thoughts from Norway.

Yvette said...

Stay safe, Rosemary. I was lucky - only lost power for two days. My daughter is still without and she and her family are having to manage as best they can. One more week, they're saying.

Round the corner from us there's a huge tree still lying on a house. Awful.

The Texas Woman said...

Looking forward to a post that says everything is back to normal.

Anonymous said...

Hope you and your mother are safe and warm and that Webster and the kitty are also with you and safe. I miss your blogging and hope you "return" soon!

Garden, Home and Party said...

Rosemary,
I pray your power hasn't been out this entire time. I hope you are well, you are missed.
Karen

Awden said...

I can see that you have moderation status on the comments (smart move) which means that somehow you or someone you trust is getting these messages approved.

Please know that I'm still praying for the three of you and hoping that your power comes back on soon. I know there are literally hundreds more folks who rely on your warm and witty blog posts to brighen their days, just like me. Keep your chin up and your toes warm!! I bet Webster is confused about the lack of warm oatmeal pots (love that he gets that treat!).

Blessings, warmth and love,
Awden

Donna said...

Goodness it is taking awhile! Hope your power will be on soon! I know the power workers are working as hard as the union will allow!