This video was posted by my friend Jeff, who was hit hard by the storm. After a gang of friends with chain saws had cleared his driveway, he made the video driving along the road he lives on.
We are all lucky that the weather is cooperating — sunny, temps around 80˚, low humidity, light breezes. This would all be much less bearable in 90˚ heat and 90% humidity — or 20˚ below zero with three feet of snow.
Today the Red Cross set up at a local school to provide drinking water and showers (“bring your own towel”). We stopped there after going out for a burger and filling up the gas can for the generator. We filled four gallon jugs with water and also were strongly encouraged to take a case of bottled water. I will go back tomorrow for a shower.
The power company said this morning, “We still have 4,000 members without power. Prepare for a prolonged outage.”
I forgot to show you this one yesterday. We are becoming quite fond of this arch over the driveway, long may it reign.
A couple photos from others’ feeds.
Tonight during dinner I asked Smokey what he planned to do next at home. The only thing having to do with the storm that he mentioned was getting the chipper-shredder up and running; the other things were items that were on his to-do list before the storm. That means we are as comfortable as humanly possible, and I will be eternally grateful (once again!) for my talented and resourceful sweetie.