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Rainy Day …

I set out today to meet my daughter Patty and to find the beauty in a rainy day.

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Patty with her cheery umbrella…

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Chatting over tea and coffee …

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All of a sudden we could see sunshine…

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So out we went to walk around Lafayette Village for a bit…

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On the way home the skies darkened…

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By the time I got home it was doing this…

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Since I didn’t want to get drenched I sat in the car and took some pictures …

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Success… I found what I was looking for 🙂

– by Joan –

(www.throughJerseyeyes.com)

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After The Storm …

In nw New Jersey we got about 10 inches of snow, a drop in the bucket compared to the 3 FEET plus in  other states.

5pm Friday night       –      7am Saturday morning

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To the west     –     to the east

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Breakfast of coffee and oatmeal pancakes with Cookie Butter (thanks Deb).

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And then the sun came out.

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I hope everyone affected by what has been an historic blizzard, with over 3 FEET of snow  in some areas, are safe and sound.

(CLICK HERE if you’re curious as to what Cookie Butter is, besides being addictively delicious)


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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

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this happened at around 4:50…

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It was  a dark and stormy night

and then came the morning, all sunny and sparkly…

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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…

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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 !!

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

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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 🙂