Well, I am blogging this from my local library as they are open again and since they are the only ones in my area with their internet back up and running. I am here loading my grades for the first marking period! They have to be in by Tuesday mid-night and I knew I would not have time to get both of my schools done at work! Thanks for all the good wishes and thoughts from everyone out there! We finally got our power back on Thursday evening. We were happily being trapped in our neighborhood all day while the power crews replaced three telephone poles on the street below mine. Since that road is the ONLY way in and out of my small development, no one was getting in or out. It looked like a power crew convention with all the trucks and guys up in the air replacing all the power lines! I was never so happy to see anyone in my entire life! Special thanks to all those guys who worked day in and day out to get our power back! They came from all over the country!
I had gotten my mother (who is 81) to finally leave and go stay with my brother and his family on Wednesday before the snow storm rolled in. They live at the shore and even though the area by them is even more devastated than mine, they have a generator and heat. It was a brisk 38 degrees in our house by Thursday and by then both of my kids also had head colds and sore throats (the fun never ends). Wednesday's snow storm came and went in a flash and wasn't so bad by me. Pretty minor as Nor'Eastern's go around here. We only had about 2-3 inches of snow (which melted by the next day) with very little wind. My brother on the other hand got 6-8 inches at the shore! It's usually the other way around!
I will check in during the week from school. My daughter's school opens again tomorrow for the first time in two weeks. No telling when our cable lines will be replaced but I don't care, I HAVE HEAT and LIGHT and can cook in my house and not have to go out to eat! I'm off to go home and roast a chicken!
Everyone stay safe and warm! :)