Two storms here in the northeast US brought us about 2 ft. of snow (some places had as much as 50") and a total of 17 hrs. of electricity since Tuesday night. There were lots of broken tree limbs and fallen trees. We were forced to disconnect. In many ways it was hard, in many other ways good.
Neighbors pulled together helping each other as much as they could. There was lots of focused family time. Reading by flashlight. Taking photos. Listening to a battery run radio. Singing. Eating by candlelight. My husband spent many hours digging us out and setting up a generator. So thankfully we had heat and hot water and refrigerated food. We are so thankful to be fully restored. All of the utility workers worked (are working) so hard to get everyone running again. I am feeling extra grateful today for all of the blessings we have been given. And so happy to have my coffee maker working again. :)