Another Snow Day

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

As a native New Englander I’ve lived through my share of storms — ice storms, hurricanes, blizzards, and regular old snow storms. Well, let me tell you — last week’s storm was definitely one for the books! And today we are supposedly in for another one.

Early last week, the weather forecasters were saying rain and high winds for Friday – well, we ended up with the high winds, yes, but instead of rain here in the Hudson Valley we got 10-12 inches of wet, heavy snow.

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

Our household was lucky — the power went out around lunchtime, but came back on at 9:30 PM. Yesterday at the library we had people who were still without power! In fact, the library was closed, Friday, Saturday, and Monday because of heat, power, and Internet issues. Here at home our Internet was not restored until Monday evening, but again — at least we had power. And while it was out we had my oil lamp and plenty of candles!

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

Noah took the opportunity to make a bunch of snowmen. It was pretty hilarious seeing them all lined up!

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

I’m a little concerned about my Summer Wine bush. I shook the snow off everything late Friday morning, but didn’t go back out after the accumulation continued. I’m sure it will bounce back, it may just look a little sad this year.

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

There was quite a bit of damage in the area — lots of downed trees and power lines. You can see across the street from us a large tree (left side) fell, and a small pine tree also broke.

Winter Storm Riley, March 2018

Today everything is closed again as this Nor’Easter rages through the area. We’re in the 12-18″ zone, and although it is lightly snowing now it’s supposed to pick up this afternoon, possibly to the tune of 1-3″ per hour in some areas!

So, I think I should be probably get off the computer and try to get a few things done around the house — a load of laundry, a little cooking, and sweep and vacuum — just in case power goes out again. (Hopefully it won’t!)

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