We spent the yesterday living in colonial times. By three pm, the house temperature had dipped into the low 40’s. A trip to grandma’s house was imminent. In the 270 years this house has stood, I wondered if any of its occupants had ever seen extensive tree damage like we were witnessing today. The unbelievable and untimely October snowstorm wreaked havoc on the towns of Durham and Middlefield. In an area recently tested by Irene’s wrath, most shook our heads and wondered why? Early on Sunday, the neighbors met in the middle of Miller road to have a mini conference. The consensus among all… “This sucks”. Everyone offered assistance to each other, wood, pool water and some melting contents of the freezer. Chris dipped two 5 gallon drums into our neighbors pool wincing at the cold water. Now we could flush our toilets. To complicate matters, today is my son’s birthday, Halloween, to be followed my by daughter’s birthday in two days. It's a busy week by normal standards and this storm put a wrench into the plan. New England is a tough place to live, there is no doubt about that. I had planned a Halloween blog of ghoulish photos, but they are being held captive by my unelectrified hard drive. I also have a "Happy 10th birthday Peter blog" that also must wait for another day. It’s going to be long week but we’re thankful that warmth is nearby. Our hometown could use a miracle to get back on it’s feet. I wish everyone the best.
10/31/2011 01:13:07 pm
The shelter at Coginchaug was jumping this afternoon! What a wonderful celebration of community--255 checked in by 4 p.m. today for showers, charging of electronics, meals and computer use. Then there's the folks who will sleep on cots in the gym... amazing outpouring of support.
10/31/2011 09:28:12 pm
Thats great news Sue. I knew we moved to this town for good reason.
11/1/2011 11:40:22 am
Keep the faith, little girl; all will be well soon. New England is not for the faint-hearted. Knowing you and your friends, a little loss of electricity won't kill any of you. The lessons learned will be invaluable. Think about all the things you will be able to blog about; think about all the pics you can take and document for the town of Middlefield... You're actually in a good spot, if you think about it. Get your creative mind going..Knowing you, you'll create something positive out of a yucky situation; you always do, so I don't expect to be disappointed this time. Looking forward to the next blog. Love you :)
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