“Colder by the hour, more dead with every breath.”

I know it is Wednesday, my usually quiet day, but I figured you were wondering what has been going on here in the land of sand dunes and beaches. At 1:15 yesterday the electricity went off for good. It had been going on and off all day so I was hoping that it would be back. Nope, that was the end of the warmth and comfort. My cell phone had no service so I was unable to communicate with anybody. My neighbor came over to check and make sure I was okay and to see if I need anything. I was glad to see him. I assured him that despite everything all was well.

We didn’t get anywhere near the amount of snow which was predicted. It is to difficult to figure exactly how much as the wind blew it all over there place. The snow is really high in some spots and barely covers the ground in others. For that I am thankful.

Last night I read until my fingers were too cold to turn the pages. I got under a down comforter and got warmer. I fell asleep until nine. I looked around the neighborhood. There were no lights next door so I figured they went to a motel or some other warm spot. A couple of neighbors had lanterns. One neighbor who is always awake most of the night had lights. He obviously has a generator. Now I want one. I read a bit more while wrapped in the comforter then fell asleep again until three. The house by then was about 59˚, and Maddie and I were cold. I fell asleep again. When I woke up this morning, the house was down to 51˚. I just couldn’t stay warm so I added afghans to my comforter. They helped. Poor Maddie’s fur was really cold to the touch. I put her on the comforter and build a bit of it around her. She is 18 1/2 so I worried, but she did just fine.

My friend arrived with coffee and chocolate cookies, the foods of the gods, just as the electricity came back on. It will take a while for the heat to warm the house.

No trees went down. The birds were in and out of the feeders even at the height of the storm, and Maddie and I are fine. All is right with my world!

I am going to my friend’s house for soup and company. I’m confident now that Maddie will be okay as will the house. I can already feel the heat.

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10 Comments on ““Colder by the hour, more dead with every breath.””

  1. greg washington Says:

    coffee and chocolate cookies? that wasn’t just a friend. that was an angel….

  2. Caryn O'Keefe Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Glad to read that you are fine. I wondered if you had lost power as that was all over the news. I want a whole house generator that runs off town gas. Wanting is all I can afford, though. :/

    We got 22.8 inches of snow here. I swear I moved a lot more than that. I had gotten everything cleaned off by nightfall. I figured there would be more during the night but it couldn’t be that much more. There was another foot of snow on my jeep this morning. And the town plow had pushed all the snow from the street back into my driveway and onto the formerly cleared sidewalk. I was not pleased. My plow guy came later on and redid the driveway. I let the sun melt the stuff off the jeep. I did have to do the sidewalk, though.

    Stay warm.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I too am stuck with wanting as I haven’t the money either. I know the full house and town gas will be mighty expensive. Maybe I should start buying lottery tickets.

      I don’t know how much we got, but it was less than 22 inches. My plow guy came early, and the town plow had already finished so my car is freed. The warmish day had snow melting from all the limbs so the trees and bushes are returning to being upright, not hanging. The big oak tree is no longer touching the windows.

      I am enjoying my warm house!!

  3. splendidone Says:

    I;m so glad you here you made it through and that Maddie is well too!

    • katry Says:

      Thanks, splendid!

      Maddie has her head up under the shade right near the bulb. She’s glad for the electricity.

  4. splendidone Says:

    Try again: I am so glad to hear you made it through, and Maddie is well.

  5. Coleen Says:

    The storm essentially did nothing here – – you got the full blast!

    So glad you and Maddie made it through…hopefully you can watch the Sox this weekend and think warm thoughts of summer. Everybody on my FB page that lives locally to me is sick of this weather and cannot wait!

    Waving (and dreaming),


    • katry Says:

      The wind was fierce but it was made worse by the piles of snow on the tree limbs. I am happy to have remained unscathed!!

      Waving and dreaming of spring!!

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