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The short version:

We lost dozens of trees, and they broke most of my shrubs on the way down.  It's carnage.

Still no power, no water, no phone (lost power and water on Saturday while we were out, landline and cell reception disappeared Saturday night.)

The woodstove keeps the core of the house around 60 degrees F.  Thank goodness the wood came on Friday!

Cell reception returned yesterday, but is iffy.

I'm filling jugs at work so that we can flush the toilet.  I'm also washing dishes at work.

Charlotte's daycare has power back, so at least she can be there during the day.

My father in law is living with us, as HIS house is 40 degrees.  That's stress all it's own.

Lines are down across the driveway, we're parking down by the street.

No sign of a work crew.  Burlington is showing 77% out - so it's getting better.  My fear is that they're working their way out from route 4, and we're as far as you can get from that and still be in town.

Estimates to our first selectman for restoration of power to the town is 10 to 14 days.

I'm eating three meals a day at the company cafeteria.  Bob, Charlotte and my FIL join me for dinner.  Tonight we're going to use the company showers.  'Cause I'm getting crusty.

No access to my email.

No access to my sense of humor.

Done now.  Except it could be another week.



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 3rd, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)

Hang in there hon! Hugs!!

Nov. 3rd, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
Ouch! I wish there was something I could do to help. Is there anything that you need? Well other then the obvious I mean. Hang in there and keep us informed. Thoughts and prayers for a quick response to your situation.
Nov. 3rd, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
No generator? Wah, that sucks. (Did we have this conversation before? I am having deja-vu about you and generators...)
Nov. 4th, 2011 11:09 am (UTC)
Ugh. It looks like the hardest hit areas are starting to come back up online - hopefully you'll be back in the 21st century soon.
Nov. 4th, 2011 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oh no...I was worried about your trees. :( That's terrible (can you at least salvage the broken stuff for firewood and mulch?)

Hang in there. I was without power for 9 days back in 2006 when we had a similar early wet snow that broke all our trees , and living without power for that long was exhausting and depressing. Hopefully you'll be back on line soon.

I hope your cough has improved at least. It would suck to be cold and dealing with this mess ~and~ sick at the same time.

Nov. 4th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Ugh. Braintree is a bit of a distant commute, but we're here with heat and light if you want it.
Nov. 6th, 2011 03:52 pm (UTC)
I wondered how you guys were doing. Hopefully, everything will return to the post Irene pre Autumn Nor'easter/Winter Storm Alfred (depends on which TV station you watch) soon. Joe and Alice got power back on Thursday. They had the same no water issue you have. Keep your chin up. It will get better.
Sending good and warm thoughts your way.
Nov. 6th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
Can I bring you anything? Do you want to come here and use our showers? Can I do some laundry for you?
Nov. 9th, 2011 11:03 am (UTC)
This sucks. This sucks more because (I interpret) they're starting on the other side of town.

And, yet, I'm getting a warm fuzzy that your office is *so very awesome* that they have those amenities. Even if it's a city-state run by a mouse.
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