Tuesday, November 01, 2011

We made it through...

It was a Northeaster and a big one.  We made it through.  We were part of the lucky ones.  We had no damage and didn't lose power.  The leaves are still on the trees, flowers still blooming...most leaves had not even turned colors yet.

Here is our neighbor's yard.  Large, heavy tree branches dropped straight down and made the earth rumble.  (Fortunately, it didn't come through any roofs.)

By now, everyone knows about the damage is New England.  Half of CT is still without power.  Businesses and schools are closed...no traffic lights working...you know the drill.

Despite that, we had over 100 "trick or treaters."  We could see all the mini-vans driving the kids around. The governor of our state asked that parents accompany kids and they did.  Most suburban towns canceled Halloween but we live in town and the streets were dry.  A Halloween to remember!

This has been a quite a year in New England.  We had massive winter storms and blizzards, a hurricane, an earthquake, a tornado, severe flooding and now we have had an historic snow storm in October.  The year isn't over yet...

Thanks to all who were concerned about us.  It feels good to know we have friends who care!

As always,

enjoy the day!


Shelley said...

I was thinking of you all when I read about that storm....so glad all is well with you...crazy weather for sure...makes me wonder what we may be in store for. Blessings
100 trick or treaters...wow...I only have may grandchildren come by as I live out of town. Bet,that was fun though :)

Beth said...

Helen, so good to hear that you and yours came through this storm safely. My thoughts and prayers for your fellow New Englanders that continue to struggle without power.

Be safe.


Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Glad to hear everything is OK over there:)
We´re having an unusual warm fall here, all the leaves should be gone/blown away by now, but they are still here...and no snow in sight....jippie!
Much love

April said...

I'm so happy there was still Trick-Or-Treat fun in your neck of the woods! And MORE Happy you did NOT lose power..that WAS a treat for you, thank goodness!!! Now you're due some pretty Fall weather!!!

Deborah said...

Wow wasn't this some storm? I honestly didn't think it was going to be as bad as it was....I am so happy we live in a town that took care of us quickly....our electricity went out for only about one hour...and I guess all the kids went to your house for Halloween...we didnt have any kids!