Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday Salon ~ After the Blizzard - February 2013



The blizzard is over and actually, we enjoyed being confined to our house for (2) days.  They closed the College on Friday and Saturday and only essential personnel were allowed on the roads after 4p.m. on Saturday which was great for road crews.  My poor Son-in-law works in health care and had to go in early and then stay for a double shift because of call outs.  When all was said and done we got close to 2 feet of snow where we are.

after they snowplowed our sidewalk this morning

end of a long long driveway

How did everyone else in the path of the blizzard make out.  Some of the beach communities were flooded from tidal surges once again. They just had to deal with that a few months ago with Hurricane Sandy.  I think that would be enough incentive for me to try to sell oceanfront property, if we were in that situation.

It was a great weekend for movies and reading though.  We watched Silence of the Lambs (us), On Golden Pond (just me) and Hope Springs (just me) . I hated that movie, IMO, probably the worst movie Meryl Steep ever starred in and not really her fault either.

I finished Care of Wooden Floors by Wills Wiles - what a bizarre read, but I really liked it and was glad I read it. (Hope to draft my review this afternoon.)  This book is a FREE eBOOK loan for Amazon Prime members.

Not sure what book is up next but I'm continuing with the audio version of The Shining; Stephen King for #shineon and really enjoying it. Close to the half way point. 

Have a good week everyone!

24 comments:

  1. Wow! That's a ton of snow!!

    I didn't like Hope Springs either - I thought it was rather sad.

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  2. I wonder if you'll get the rain we have today? We've lost a few inches of snow in just an hour or so already. I hope people without power will have it back soon. Sorry your son-in-law got stuck at work.

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  3. We got swacked here in Maine, but like you, I actually enjoyed the chance to catch up on reading and movies. We kept our power the whole time, so I caught up on back episodes of Downton Abbey, and finished a great ARC "Reunion at Red Paint Bay" set here in Maine. Very suspenseful, but not horrific. We're still waiting for the plowman tho...we're way back in the woods, and it may take awhile to get out. Oh shucks. Stay safe, warm and dry.

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  4. Oh my goodness, snow, snow and more snow!

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  5. Glad you are OK. Heard lots of people lost power. Our daughter is an RN, so I know the worry of those health care workers stuck at work for double shifts,or around here, they come and get you in snowmobiles or 4-wheel drives....no calling in, unable to get to work! :) Glad there are those dedicated workers though, that's for sure.

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  6. Holy moley - that's a lot of snow! We haven't gotten that much at once in a long time and it's been a couple of years since it even accumulated to that much. I do like the big snows when I can stay home, have plenty of supplies on hand, and my power doesn't go out.

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  7. Those are some impressive snowbanks, even by Syracuse standards! We ended up with "only" a foot of snow and normal activity resumed by Saturday morning. Sound like a nice, cozy weekend.

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  8. That blizzard really packed a punch, didn't it?! Glad to hear you are all okay.

    I think Silence of the Lambs is one of the scariest movies I have ever seen! Anthony Hopkins did such a great job and the last line of the movie is one that has stuck with me for years.

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  9. I thought our 12 inches was alot of snow! But WOW, you did get dumped upon. The sunshine we had on Saturday, helped melt the roads and make getting around a bit easier. Have a great week.

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  10. We have lots of snow in upper MI, too. I love having no choice but to stay in and read. I have been baking molasses cookies for the grands and soup....No scary movies for me though. I am reading Flight Behavior by Kinsolver and find it amazing. A must read...

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  11. Good to see you're ok. The snow is not so bad as long as the power stays on. Hopefully it will melt soon!

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  12. Wow, looks like you live in Antarctica!

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  13. That was some storm out that way. All that snow looks very familiar though. Glad you stayed safe and sound reading and watching movies.

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  14. We got hit here in Rochester, NY, but looks like you may have had it worse. Ugh, so glad it's done!

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  15. Glad to hear you survived the snow! I'm hoping for another snow storm in Iowa--it's February and all of our snow has melted. It seems you'll have some for quite awhile!

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  16. That's quite the snow mountain you have at the end of the driveway! I hope it all melts soon and you don't have flooding problems!

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  17. We got about 10 or 11 inches here, only about half what you received. I loved watching the snow fall and looking out on the street and houses early in the morning before the snow's beauty was marred by footprints and snow shovels.
    You watched some great movies. I've not seen Hope Springs, not interested especially now! I spent most of the days reading (The Future Arrived; Cloud Atlas and Elizabeth Strout's new one) and getting trounced in Scrabble!

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  18. That is a big pile of snow! Glad to hear you enjoyed your time at home. :)

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  19. Daughter and her family lost power for 73 hours. Yikes! Glad you enjoyed your snow time.

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  20. Holy moly that is a LOT of snow!!! We only got between 8-9 inches and it's all pretty much gone thanks to a warm-up and rain!! Sounds like you had a great two days though, reading and watching movies!!!

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  21. I haven't seen snow like that since living on Lake Superior. Sometimes I think I miss it, then I see pictures like that. Maybe if I was a kid again. Glad you guys made it out okay, and that you enjoyed your home time.

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  22. We got a fair amount of snow but nothing like you guys. I worked at the library on Saturday and boy, you would think it was the end of the world coming, how busy it was. !

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  23. Good Lord … that is a LOT of snow! Can't wait to read your Wooden Floors review!

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