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“Happiness starts with a wet nose and ends with a tail.”

-Anonymous

“Dogs are not our whole lives but they make our lives whole.”

-Anonymous

One of my favorite things to do besides hiking is taking photos of my animals. We finally have a day with clear blue skies and a temperature hovering around 60 degrees. When it is as beautiful as this, our dog Jase knows that he will be able to partake in the warmth with us. He is quite the handsome fella!!!!

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Our boy soaking up the sun!

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The Aftermath

“What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?”

-John Steinbeck 

I took these photos the day after the second nor easter dumped 19.5 inches of the white stuff on us.

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The past week has not only been a difficult one for the humans in our house, but for our animals as well. Due to two nor Easter’s, we were left without power for just about seven days. As good as a friend as he is to us, I know that our dog Jase was as miserable as we were.

Knowing this, he was still the same happy member of the family that he always is. Needless to say, this pictures say it all!! I can’t tell you enough about what a great dog he is.

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Jase trying to stay warm.

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“Please come sit next to me!”

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6 Days, 21 Hours And 15 Minutes

On Friday March 2nd and Wednesday March 7th, we were hit with two nor easters. The first one dumped 2 inches of rain and then 8 inches of snow. The second was a snow only event and when it was over, 19.5 inches of snow blanketed our area. To add insult to injury, high winds during both storms caused extensive damage to the Hudson Valley Of New York.

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The woods behind my house at the start of Wednesday’s storm.

This is where the fun begins. At 5pm that Friday, we lost power. Now when we lose power, that means everything. No heat, hot water, nothing. Of course we notified the power company and waited. Saturday came and went and we waited some more. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday passed and we waited. As each day creeped on, it got colder and colder in the house.

Daily calls to the power company did no good. Don’t worry they said, we’re doing everything we can to get you back online they said. Thursday then became an effort just to stay warm. Our county was in a state of emergency and all non emergency vehicles were not allowed on the roads.

Fast forward to Friday. With the house hovering at around 40 degrees, tempers were now starting to wear thin. After an incredibly long week, it was time. Time for life to get back to normal. So, after 6 days, 21 hours and 15 minutes, our power was restored and as if nothing ever happened, our lives continued.

With that said, it’s times like these that make me realize how lucky we are to live in the country that we do. We had to do without things that we take for granted-heat, hot water, just plain running water for a week and although it wasn’t the worst, it was uncomfortable.

This is my tale of woe.

Wow…It’s cold outside!

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The last few days here in Mahopac, NY have been brutally cold. Daily highs have been in the teens with lows close to zero. To add insult to injury, tonight it looks like the temperature is going to drop to below zero!! The picture in this post was the first thing I saw when I decided to venture outside today. Needless to say, I was met with a biting cold that literally stole my breath. So I took a picture and I hope that it conveys just how cold it is here!

Let me know if the picture reflects the bitter cold that I experienced.