MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…

Powerless …


Five days without power.  It all started on Saturday, Oct 29th.

                                         This…                                           turned into this…

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                                       and this…              into a total of 14 inches of snow           

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and there are these…

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and then while I was doing this at 4:39


this happened at around 4:50…


It was  a dark and stormy night

and then came the morning, all sunny and sparkly…


Thanks to Deb’s foresight in buying

                       a percolator                              and manual coffee grinder we had..

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coffee, and the crumb cake she made before the power went out…

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For most of the days Chappy did this…


Two days later, on Tuesday Nov 1st I took my first walk around the neighborhood.  A  lot of trees had already been cleared but it looks like not one tree was spared at least some kind of damage.


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Fridge was pretty  much cleaned out and waiting to be restocked… hmm, where did that bottle of vodka come from !!


Some of the devices used for light during the dark, dark nights…


Five days was a challenge but at least we had a gas fireplace… a gas oven/range so we could cook on the top of the stove…and a gas hot water heater.

It’s amazing how much we take electricity for granted, and how many things in our daily lives don’t work without it.  I hope the thousands of people in the northeast STILL without power get it back as soon as possible.

Power to the people 🙂


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. Hope you enjoy :)

2 thoughts on “Powerless …

  1. Great picture-story! After reading this, I can imagine being there–thank goodness you had gas cooking and fireplace. I want some crumb cake and a nice cup of old-fashioned percolator coffee!


  2. we have wood heat so that is nice…..years ago when i lived in southern california…..i think in ’82….there was a major storm and power was out for three days….my roommate & i lived in a house with gas heat, gas hot water, gas stove, and a gas refrigerator!!!! a funky round one with lazy susan shelves…..except for having to use candles for light (and not being able to blowdry my hair!!!)…..we didn’t even miss the electric!!! love the pics joan….love your *flair* with words!!!!

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