Thursday, March 8, 2018

Nor'easter #2 in 2 Weeks

OK. The worst is over. I took this photo this morning around 8:00 while making coffee on my gas stove. I am not sure how much power my coffee maker uses and I am running on my generator and want to be conservative. Today I shoveled a path to my car and finished cleaning it off and a path all around it. Tomorrow I will shovel one car width out to the street. I am parked very close to the road so it won't be too hard. I have been using this system all winter and it has worked well. Why plow the whole horseshoe driveway when all I need is a spot for my car? Every day for over a week upcoming is going to be in the 40s so there will be a slow melt and that's a good thing. I am so glad I am still able to do hard work and maintain my independence. It is a very satisfying feeling. 
I hope all of you are dealing with March Madness and its weather and haven't had anything too tragic happen to your house. It will soon be over and we can get to the business of picking up sticks and maybe seeing some spring bulbs emerge. xo


Mama Pea said...

Even though you got A LOT of snow, it will melt with the forecasted temperatures in your coming week. I know what you mean about it feeling so good (emotionally and physically) to be able to handle extreme weather conditions such as you've had. But you take good care of yourself in all ways so it's no surprise. You should be very proud of your independence. You are one strong woman!

Pam said...

Rosemary, I'm glad you are strong enough to weather the ravages of this winter season, and I'm glad you have a generator. It does give one added peace of mind. Praying for all who are struggling due to the storms.

Joanne S said...

Better to be safe when testing the limits of a generator. I heated water in my little
electric pot and fried the generator at a time when a replacement was impossible to get.
So much snow here in Maine but less than you got. And it's really heavy snow so lots of
water content--good for Spring and the summer gardens.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Wow - we have relatives in New Jersey - so much snow! It looks beautiful!♥

The Queen Vee said...

Rosemary, thank you so much for keeping us updated. So grateful to read that you are pacing yourself on snow removal. I'm not at all surprised that you had a really good and well thought out plan in place for your car, enough provisions purchase and the wonderful new generator doing what it is supposed to do. After the horrible and terrible time you had with hurricane Sandy it is a relief for us, your blog followers and friends, to know that you are okay, safe and warm. Slow but steady melting well help the situation that is for sure. I read tonight that another storm may be forming along the East coast, please dear Lord let it dump snow in Virginia and not in New Jersey. You are such an amazing, strong and impressive woman and I honor and celebrate you today on International Woman's Day.

We may have a few more light snow storms here and I suppose we could have something bigger but it's not forecasted. We've had only 70% of the snowfall needed this year to fill the mountain reservoirs. We'll be okay this summer because we had so much snow last winter but if next winter is like this one we will be in a drought situation summer of 2019.

24 inches of snow in 24 hours is a LOT of snow....but you know that!
xo Victoria

Penelope Bianchi said...


NOTHING tragic......we all lived. Could have been totally tragic. I lied to my husband and said that we were in the "mandatory evacuation zone" (because I had a premonition) and we left the day before. We would have been killed. Trust your instinct. Our neighborhood looks like a movie set.

Rosemary. Please get a dog and a cat. There are wonderful ones awaiting at the shelter.

End of my suggestions.

Vickie H. said...

...What Queen Vee said....AND Penelope Bianchi....thank heavens for your careful planning and forethought. Prayers for everyone's safety!

Penelope Bianchi said...

thank you Vickie H! Rosemary is a great example of independence and safety and fortitude. Inspiration to all of us!
Stay safe everyone!
We have two daughters in Montecito who escaped the destruction; and one in Marblehead, Mass.....way too much snow!

Mother Nature is mad I think! We are abusing her. Let us all try to make amends!