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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.

January Snow…

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky—unbidden—and seems like a thing of wonder.”

-Susan Orlean

“A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.”

— George R.R. Martin

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Our dog Jase’s favorite soccer ball.

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A snowy day waiting for my daughters hockey game to start in South Kent, CT.

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Snow falling.

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South Kent, CT.

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Lake Mahopac in B & W

“Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”

-Robert Frank

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Lake Mahopac

“Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.”

-Wallace Stevens

My daughter and I just got back frrom taking our dog Jase for his extra long Christmas ride and took these pictures of Lake Mahopac. Although it is beautiful all year long, the winter season brings out something special. I have walked the 6 miles around this lake during every season of the year and enjoyed every mile. Enjoy the photographs!!!!

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