here it comes

snowstorm mapJuno, a “historic blizzard”, is coming tonight and will continue until early Wednesday morning. It’s snowing now, but lightly.  We’re expecting two feet of snow by 10 AM tomorrow.

Too much snow is not the real problem.

The 60 mph winds are the problem.

Losing electricity for days is the problem.  We have two propane fireplaces, but we won’t have water.

The wind will knock trees across the driveway.  We have a long driveway and a lot of trees.

The last time this happened, several years ago, the trees blocked the driveway and the plow couldn’t get to the house.  The power was out for four days.

Banjo Man and I are as prepared as we can be.  We have batteries for the radio and plenty of candles.  We have a little charcoal grill and plenty of charcoal.  We have oil lamps.  And we have coolers to keep the food frozen.  We have filled every container we own with water.

It is going to be cold, but we will move down to the basement and stay warm on the lower level.

We don’t need electricity to play music, so Banjo Man will tune up  his you-know-what, I will don my finger picks, haul the dobro across my lap, and we will sing.

Rhode Islanders have been told to stay home tonight and stay home tomorrow.  And probably Wednesday, too.  We’ve been told to wait it out, to stay safe and prepare to be without electricity, to have alternative heat supplies and plenty of food.

Yesterday I made pork chops and a spice cake and eggplant parmesan.  What is it about a storm that makes us want to cook?  Must be a primal thing.

Good luck, my fellow New Englanders.  See you when the power comes back on!

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3 Responses to here it comes

  1. Sharon says:

    Hi Kristine,
    It’s snowing here too.
    I’m with you—snow I can handle—but no electricity will be a big problem.
    Here’s to powerful power lines and sturdy trees.

  2. Ruth says:

    Stay safe and warm dear friends. Hope to get together with you once we crawl out of our burrows!

  3. Connie says:

    You wouldn’t believe it. I drove to CDA today. The sun was shining and it was 54 degrees. I think you are getting our winter.

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