This is a small departure form the usual content of this blog, but I feel I must explain my abrupt absence on Friday and until now. This crazy ice storm hit my town. Maybe you heard about it…our governor has declared a state of emergency.
The little news that we get tells us that Northern Worcester County, MA is one of the hardest hit areas. That is where I live. My once beautiful, charming New England town looks positively war torn. In fact, as it was happening on Thursday night, it was like trying to sleep through a fireworks show….where the fireworks could, at any moment, come crashing through the roof.
Trees are down everywhere. We have no power, which means that the pump for our well does not work either.
So without heat, electricity, water, and with only a fireplace, we have been camping in our living room and availing ourselves of the services at the “shelter” that is our local high school…and I haven’t been able to blog.
My driveway (about 300 ft long) runs down the middle of this picture. It became relatively safe to venture out about mid-day on Friday…too many falling trees to venture out earlier. It took all day and a lot of chain sawing (no more accidents, thankfully) to get to the main road.
The potting shed / future chicken coop.
but it is pretty…
The power pole is dangling over the road where we normally drive.
I am at a local cafe, working on my husbands work computer. At my house, men from Ohio are working right now. When I saw them arrive, I truly felt, after three days of cold and dark, that the cavalry had arrived to save us. They are making no promises for restoration today or tonight…or even tomorrow, so I may not be back online until Tuesday or Wed, but help has arrived and I am hopeful to be back up and running soon.