Sunday, February 10, 2013

Clean-up

After many hours of digging by LM, we were able to get out late this morning and go back to my house to free my car. It was completely covered in ice but we were fortunate to get one door open, then let it run a while to thaw out.  The wheels were all buried in a lot of thick ice and my landlord helped LM to chip away until the car finally began to move.  They used a very heavy crowbar-type tool.  I retrieved a few things from my still very cold house, and we made our way back to LM's over icy rutted roads.  There are many trees down and also power poles.  Many people can still not even get out of their cold homes due to fallen lines. 
Finally I got the call that the power was restored and I made my way home just after dinner tonight. I'm exhausted, stressed and relieved for the help.  So many people are going to be cold for many more days.

Thank for all the concern.  I will be going to work in the morning - the office never lost power!! It will be nice to be in my routine and warm.

February 2013 is shaping up to be a stormy one!

7 comments:

Retired English Teacher said...

I've been thinking of you and hoping you were safe and warm. I'm sorry for all the trials you all are having. I was devastated to hear of the young boy who died in the car while his father shoveled the car out. He was overcome by carbon monoxide. I have heard of this happening before. We once had a person killed that same way here in this town. She was stranded in her car during a snow storm and kept heating it up to stay warm without realizing the exhaust was blocked.

Be safe.

linda eller said...

I know you were happy to have power restored and to be back in your home. Be safe going to and from work, etc. today.

judemiller1 said...

So glad you had no major damage--no frozen water lines bursting--no walls blown in. Scary when you wrote about the waves hitting your car as you were driving--I would have freaked thinking I was going to be pulled out to sea!! There is another storm coming your way this week--we hope it won't pack such a huge punch!!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

You have been on my mind and prayers. Hopefully this is the end of the snow..

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Thanks for the notes everyone. I was so happy to come back to work today. Tonight I will have my first warm meal and it will be so welcome.
The damage here is amazing. Many whole towns still do not have power and the number of poles and trees down is astounding.
Rain all day has taken down our snow levels and we just hope it doesn't freeze overnight.
We've had crews here to help restore power from all over the country. They have done so much good!

Happy Days said...

sounds like quite a process to get your poor car free!! A crow bar like thingie!? Eeek!! Glad your back home and in a warm well lit office!! It was 64 here today and sunny and VERY WINDY! Scary kind of windy but all the trees did fine! Drive safe! ...debbie

mrspao said...

Glad to here you are safe and in one piece. I hope the clear up goes ok.