Gearing up for the Big Storm

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I made this myself!

It’s the Blizzard of ’13 people, watch out! Starting tomorrow morning, the East Coast is going to be pummeled with up to two feet of snow depending on how the storm moves. If it lives up to its reputation, this storm will be worse than the Blizzard of ’77 which was New Hampshire’s last mega-blizzard. I wasn’t around in ’77 so I don’t know what its like but apparently I’m about to find out. Snow is supposed to start light tomorrow morning and gradually become more heavy through the end of the day and continuing into Saturday afternoon. People at work were already freaking out today, notifying everyone that they were going to work from home and canceling/moving meetings. Sally and I are planning to go in for the morning and possibly leave in the afternoon if we have to. Our day care is pretty robust and will most likely be open even though the rest of the state is closed. It was in fact one of the only day care centers open in the area during our last storm in January. If day care is closed Sally and I will have a heck of a time trying to work while we “work from home”.

As for the home front, we are prepped for anything that might happen. Both of our cars have gas, we just went shopping, we have plenty of pellets and propane, and we have fuel for our generator. There is a possibility that high winds will knock out the power but we have an efficient generator that we can hook up to our refrigerator and pellet stove. We’ve even hooked it up to our cable modem, router, and TV in the past. Our water is heated by propane and we have two propane stoves so will still have hot water and heat even if we don’t fire up the pellet stove. If we need to cook we can always dig our grill out of the snow and have a blizzard cookout. I have a feeling there will be a lot of redundant snow blowing happening as we don’t want to leave all two feet of it for one run.

There is so much snow predicted for this storm that it probably has to happen, but we did have a recent storm that just disappeared. We were supposed to get several inches, everyone panicked, and not a flake fell from the sky. I’m pretty sure that won’t be the case with this one but it sure would be funny. Catch you when we dig out!

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