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    You aren't going to believe this! I went to the bathroom and it snowed on my back while I was in there! A gust of wind blew snow through the ventilator fan. That's how hard the wind is blowing. Wasn't I surprised!

    I'd better find a way to block that.

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    Jerseyrayne, I went through all those storms with you. And I agree, a week without showers or heat is downright yucky. I wanted to be clean but didn't want to be so cold in order to do it! I finally did bite the bullet, and I'm remembering that, so I'm showering tonight, while we still have heat and electricity.

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    I'm from upstate NY and our snow estimate is between 8 and 12 inches. It wasn't supposed to start snowing until later this afternoon and the weatherman made a big production of telling us not to expect snow when we got up in the morning. Guess what? It's been snowing all day-that heavy wet heart attack snow. I used the snow blower and cleaned out my driveway and the driveway next door. When I came in I was soaking wet. I heard on the news that our govenor declared a state of emergency ( which means unless it is absolutely necessary, stay off the roads). We are pretty used to this kind of weather and as long as power lines stay up, all is good. I hope all of our neighbors to the east stay warm and dry. Take care all in the path of this blizzard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseyrayne View Post
    Well, we lived through tornado, then a hurricane, then an Ice storm in October of last year, and we are still here in Brimfield, Mass. I don't mind the snow, I just don't want to loose the electricity, because our coal stove doesn't work without it. We used every blanket in our house during the ice storm, lost electricity for almost 7 days. It really sucks when you can't even shower and have to do sponge baths in the cold. During the day wasn't that bad when the sun was out, but it got chilly at night. I did a lot of reading by flashlight and this time I plan on hand stitching the binding onto my extra large queen size quilt. Told DH we are too old for this, hahaha Thank you all, for thinking about us, Quilters are awesome.
    Four years ago last week I was living in Kentucky and we had an ice storm come through the entire state. We were without power for eight days. I braved the showers because at least the hot water was warm. However I went to my husband's job site, a construction site that was running on generators, and washed my hair. It was horrible! I went around with 4-5 layers, wearing a stocking cap and hooded sweatshirt, plus a coat. The temps got down to about 10 degrees. We bought a standby generator after that. It automatically comes on when the power goes off and runs on gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cricket_iscute View Post
    Jerseyrayne, I went through all those storms with you. And I agree, a week without showers or heat is downright yucky. I wanted to be clean but didn't want to be so cold in order to do it! I finally did bite the bullet, and I'm remembering that, so I'm showering tonight, while we still have heat and electricity.
    Ditto! Did that already also. Elliegirl, We have a well for our water, so your not going to get any warm water from it, with no electricity. We have a small coleman stove DH would heat a pan of water on it, to wash with. You do what you have to do, but you don't have to like much. I don't mind the snow or the cold as long as I can go in where it is warm. Good Luck to all of you here in New England, I hope you all stay safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarLeClair View Post
    I'm from upstate NY and our snow estimate is between 8 and 12 inches. It wasn't supposed to start snowing until later this afternoon and the weatherman made a big production of telling us not to expect snow when we got up in the morning. Guess what? It's been snowing all day-that heavy wet heart attack snow. I used the snow blower and cleaned out my driveway and the driveway next door. When I came in I was soaking wet. I heard on the news that our govenor declared a state of emergency ( which means unless it is absolutely necessary, stay off the roads). We are pretty used to this kind of weather and as long as power lines stay up, all is good. I hope all of our neighbors to the east stay warm and dry. Take care all in the path of this blizzard.
    We are in Northern NY, right on the Canadian border. Lots of snow here also. Didn't know there was a state of emergency declared. Wonder if that is why the plows were absent on my way home from work at 5. So, maybe tomorrow gets to be a stay at home and sew day!

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    10 PM in central vermont - about 12 inches so far. I looked outside a few minutes ago and it's snowing lightly. could pick up over night they tell us, but we won't get the amounts they have forcast for our neighbors to the south. We are ready - this is not a bad storm for us. Headed to bed- will deal with whatever is on the ground in the morning. Sending best wishes for those south of us!
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Size:  160.0 KB Here's the view from my back door. The cap on the bird feeder tells you what we have gotten so far. It's winter. It's Vermont. It's snow. Looking forward to a lovely scene outside tomorrow. Sometimes they get a little too hysterical about it all on the news. Be sensible, take precautions. Wait for spring. It's not like a flood or a tornado. Plan to stay inside and sew tomorrow, after shoveling off the doorsteps.
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    I live near Atlantic City, N.J. So far we just got a coating, maybe an inch by morning. Our quilt guild meeting was cancelled.

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    We are in the middle of a major blizzard here. Snow is coming down at 3 inches per hour. There is about 9 inches on the ground. Where the plows have made one or more passes, there is still about 7 inches of snow on the roads. The wind is ferocious. It is swirling around and often the snow is horizontal. Winds are above 30 mph. I notice that the wind has plastered snow so tightly to some windows that we can't see out. In general, visibility is zero. It's cold. At this point, I think it's good the Governor closed roads to all but emergency vehicles. I suddenly find myself thinking that this wasn't too much media hype, after all. We still have power here, but I understand half a million people are without power now. I am grateful to have it and hope we keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseyrayne View Post
    Well, we lived through tornado, then a hurricane, then an Ice storm in October of last year, and we are still here in Brimfield, Mass. I don't mind the snow, I just don't want to loose the electricity, because our coal stove doesn't work without it. We used every blanket in our house during the ice storm, lost electricity for almost 7 days. It really sucks when you can't even shower and have to do sponge baths in the cold. During the day wasn't that bad when the sun was out, but it got chilly at night. I did a lot of reading by flashlight and this time I plan on hand stitching the binding onto my extra large queen size quilt. Told DH we are too old for this, hahaha Thank you all, for thinking about us, Quilters are awesome.
    I'm a former MA resident. I lived just up the road from you on Rt. 19 in Wales and lived through all those events. Fortunately we had a generator by the time of the Oct. snow. Now I am in sunny and warm FL. Stay safe. The weather channel is saying over 400,000 in MA without electricity.

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    I am near the Albany, NY area and we only got about six inches of snow so that's not bad at all.
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    Take care. I will say a pray that you don't get hit real hard.

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    Praying for all our New England Members too! PA escaped it all at least here in SE Pa.

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    We have about 22" but we are thankful to have power
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    Did I hear there's more to come on Monday? Truthfully, we really haven't had it bad up here this winter...so far. DH is watching a show on the travel channel about tropical beaches while the snow is still coming down hard outside. I got a lot done in my sewing room and am looking forward to getting more done today. Keep warm, everyone!

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    Stay warm, stay dry, you are in our prayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    Checking in from southern New Hampshire---
    I left work at 2:15. It is only about 12 miles away from home. I felt like a VIP because I was surrounded not by one or two, but 7 enormous state highway plow trucks- I likened them to the Spanish Armada. Two in front of me setting the pace and making tracks, one next to me, and four behind me.

    There has been a State of Emergency declared for the State of Massachusetts. I am close enough to the border that I follow their weather guidelines.
    I get to hunker down for the evening and probably the weekend, and I feel very content about that! We have a generator; cats and quilts; gas stove for cooking.
    How neat Jennie.

    I had a not so quite simular experience in Kansas. I was driving with my son and daughter up to S.D. When a group of bikers surrounded my car. 4 in the front and two in the back. They stopped when I did, stayed a safe distance away from us. When I crossed in Nebraska the waved and faded off into the night. I never knew who they were.
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    Hope everyone is safe and warm. Yes, please do keep us post on the condition where you are.

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    The sun is shining and the cleanup begins, although we still have a state-wide ban on any non-emergency vehicle driving on any road. We got 21 inches in my area, but down the road in Hartford, Connecticut, they easily got 30 inches plus. We have two coastal cities in Massachusetts being evacuated now because the ocean is coming into the homes.

    The best part for me is that we still have power and I hope that continues, given the heavy snow on power lines, in trees, etc. We are snowed in and probably will be for a couple days.

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    It sounds like the '78 blizzard when CT roads were closed for 3 days. It WAS beautiful the day AFTER the snow stopped. We had a deep fat fryer, and my daughter called her high school pals that morning and said we were making doughnuts. We had a ball that day. Kids came on snow shoes, cross country skis etc. Many brought sandwich makings. Some brought milk and hot chocolate mix. We have a great sledding hill. No complaints.

    Now I spend the winter in AZ, but I almost envy New England for the day AFTER the blizzard!

    But, seriously, I hope your electricity stays on - or comes back quickly if you lose it.

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    Well, we made it through alright. Still have the electricity, Yeah! We ended up getting between 18" - 25" of snow. It took DH till 2PM to get the driveway, 2 cars and paths cleared. Early this morning, our Rat Terrier, 14yrs young, had to go out, so he shoveled about 5' long path the snow was over his head, then our other pup, a Cockastzu, had to go. He's used to going for a long walk, had to make do in the 5', DH said he tried to climb the snow, couldn't do it, ha ha. He is 10 months, and bigger than a shi ztu, and he loves the snow, so he is all set. I hope the coast gets their electricity back soon. Hopefully the weather stays clear, and the airports open up, I am taking my 83 yr old mother to Fla, to visit my brother Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    ....I had a not so quite simular experience in Kansas. I was driving with my son and daughter up to S.D. When a group of bikers surrounded my car. 4 in the front and two in the back. They stopped when I did, stayed a safe distance away from us. When I crossed in Nebraska the waved and faded off into the night. I never knew who they were.
    THAT is really creepy, Hawk! Interesting, though. I can't help but wonder what the reason was except that you were alone with your children. They can be protective of women in spite of the frightening reputation of some biker gangs.

    It has been fascinating to read about everyone's experience with this storm, some having major snow, some just seeing it as the usual winter. Joanne, your day with the kids sounds like the best fun ever, how I'd have enjoyed that with you!!

    Thank you all for checking in and sharing with us all.

    I continue to hope for safety for those who are without power.

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    Please take care, stay warm and hope you don't lose power. I think Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakoa and Minnesota are to get the next nasty storm. Have relatives in each of these states, As they say, it's part of chosing to live there.
    I am tickled pink when it is above freezing.

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