November 1st 2012 10:08 am
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After Dad was rescued yesterday, he went to the house of some friends and Mom joined him there after finally getting out of New York City (yay!).
This morning she came to check on us. She took a back way that she was fairly certain would be open, but the last leg of the trip was up a winding road that is lined with trees. She hoped she could get through. Well, she did, but her heart sank as she drove over dead power lines in the road, and under power lines that were drooping across the road. Downed trees and piles of brush were everywhere. She figured it would be at least two weeks before power was restored to our house, which is at the end of that road.
But guess what!!! We had power!! When she walked into the house, it was warm and lights were on all over the place. Dad couldn't remember which lights were on and which were off when he left, so he didn't bother to turn any switches off. I was in my heated bed!!
There is a big spruce tree down in our driveway, and the neighbor's larch tree landed in our side yard, after clipping our big sugar maple and damaging it. There are several trees down in the woods as well. But our basement is not flooded, and our house is intact. We are truly blessed.
Dad and Mom are back home now, both working from home for the day to save gas. Many stations have no gas, and the lines are hours long outside the few that do have gas (or power to pump it).
We are happy to hear that Kaci Sunshine is safe, and some other friends have checked in. But I'm worried that we've not heard from everybody we know who was in the storm's path. Some may not have power or Internet yet, and some may still be evacuated. Please check in as you can, friends! We are purring for all of you.
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Glad to hear everyone is safe Jasper. I have a check in thread going in the Plus POTP forum and it's long, lots of people checking in there if you want to look at it.
So glad you are safe and warm...Puurrsss
YAY Jasper! Glad you're all back together, safe and warm!
Thank you, Lacey! I will check that thread as soon as I can get Mom and Dad off their work computers.
glad you are all ok. It is sad about the lovely trees, but happy to hear you are all very safe.
OMC! We are so happy to hear that you guys and your home is safe. And to be free from the city at the moment sounds like a blessing too.
Remember, it might take awhile but things will be better. And the gas tankers are rolling in now.
Love you guys!
So glad to hear you and your family are safe, glad you have a warm bed to sleep in.
Hugs and purrs from Gentleman Jack
I am soo glad to hear that you and your furmily are safe and everything is ok...the mess will get cleaned up and everything will eventually get back to the way it should..the most important thing is that all is ok and all is safe!!! God bless and keep you safe
Friday and Furmily