“During” Photos – The Blizzard of 2015

[Click here for “Before Blizzard” entry.]

It’s the “During the Blizzard” phase right now. I slept little if at all last night. Listened to the radio all night in bed with my headphones, just so I’d be sure the power was still on. It stayed on all night and is STILL on… (touch wood!).

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For comparison, here it was “before” – taken a few days ago:

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and here it is “during” – taken about 9:15 a.m. today:

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That stuff is snow caked on the storm door. I didn’t actually open it up!

Below, the side deck. The wind is wild and is blowing this fluffy powdery snow all over the place, thus no real build-up on the railings, but blobs of snows that swirled around on the deck:

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A better view showing the cars in the driveway:

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View out the back sliding doors, onto the rear deck:

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Looking out the kitchen windows, you can see the snow is blowing wildly in the wind. It’s supposed to keep snowing all day and end sometime tonight or tomorrow morning, but they said that most of the snow will have been dumped on us by around noon today and then another “6 to 8” inches throughout the day:

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And one last look out front:

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The man being interviewed on CNN just now said “We “only” got a foot!” – I think he was in New York City.

I heard that up here in Massachusetts, as of this morning our area here had gotten about 14 inches but the Worcester area, which is more west of Boston, got the most at 27 inches. It will increase before it’s over, but just the fact that I’m typing this blog entry is testament that we STILL HAVE POWER here, and for that I am truly grateful.

The dogs had a hard time finding a good pee-spot but after much cajoling from Paul at the door, while they traipsed around in the snow, they did their business and rushed back in. They are napping now, preparing for the next outing in a few hours. Already you can’t even see the path Paul shoveled for them nor can you see their footprints!

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That’s the weather report from Salem, Massachusetts, USA, The World. Once it’s all over, I will take some “after” photos and post them then.

Cheers for Old Man Winter!

Bex & Co.

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14 Responses to “During” Photos – The Blizzard of 2015

  1. Bex says:

    Yes, still here, see next blog entry… xxx

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  2. TopsyTurvy says:

    You still there, Bex? Hopefully you didn’t lose your power.

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  3. Nina Camic says:

    It’ll look really beautiful when the sun comes out!

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  4. Bex says:

    Yeah, TT it has been a lot of snow. at least 24 inches and still snowing at 5:30 – probably will hit 30 inches in the end.

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  5. TopsyTurvy says:

    Okay, from your neighbor’s house that’s looking like a lot of snow.

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  6. Eric Mayer says:

    Those are really ugly pictures! Hope the power stays on for you. This is one time of year I hate living in the northeast.

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  7. Bex says:

    When Paul came down to do more shoveling, he went to the basement and he said he hit it just in time to get the door to open outward… if he’d waited, he would have had to shovel from the outside having to go all the way around from the front.

    Here is a picture that my neighbor took from her house (the one shown in my first photo here) looking over to our house (Blue Cape on the left):

    Our street has not yet been plowed and it’s 2:30 pm!

    (It has since been plowed a couple of times… )

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  8. Christos G. Makrypoulias says:

    Stay safe and warm!

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  9. TopsyTurvy says:

    Glad to hear your power is holding on.

    *grin* Didn’t look like much of a change in the first pics but then I realized all the snow had been stripped off your bushes by the wind. Found myself thinking all that snow must be going somewhere! And, yep, looks like it’s piling on your deck.

    Glad you’re all safe and warm!

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  10. sandy freel says:

    HOLY BUCKETS…Winter is there for you..STAY SAFE

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  11. Bonnie says:

    For me it is pretty, but I no longer have to shovel it. I can’t remember years ago growing up a loss of power. Probably because lousy memory.

    Glad you are safe.

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  12. WendyNC says:

    Glad you’ve kept power and hope it stays that way. That’s the upside of the blowing powder–it doesn’t stick to power lines.

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  13. Bex says:

    You said a mouthful, Maggie! An outhouse? I’d go blind before I could get to it! Yes, things could be so much harder and WERE, back in the day. I love hearing the sound of our heater blowing hot air through the house right now!

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  14. So glad to hear you have power Bex!!!

    The poor dogs, a memorable storm for them! Isn’t it great that we don’t have to traipse out to outhouses these days!

    Keep warm!

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