Nemo February 8-9, 2013

“NEMO”…it almost sounds wimpy compared to “THE BLIZZARD OF 2013!”… The good news is that Governors of Massachusetts and Connecticut were way ahead of this one. ALL highways were shut down at 4pm on Friday. The Mass Turnpike was all but deserted by 6pm compared to the same type of storm in 1978 where there were thousands of cars stranded all along its length and all over the state. Businesses closed (smart), schools never even opened on Friday (also smart) and everyone, other than essential services, were told to stay home and let the roads and highways be cleared.

In spite of the fact that this is a genealogy blog, I thought I’d post a few pictures and videos of the past 24 hours. First, you should know that we have a new grandbaby waiting to come home from the hospital. Carter Reid was born early Thursday morning (6 lbs. 4 oz and 20 inches…Karen said this is important data to post!) to Karen’s daughter Caitlin but neither can come home yet due to travel restrictions! Everyone is healthy and they’ll all be home by early afternoon.

Good thing the snow blower started this morning!!

Good thing the snow blower started this morning!

This is why I couldn't get the back door open.  I had to go in  through the garage...

This is why I couldn’t get the back door open. I had to go in through the garage…

View of the front of the house during clean-up

View of the front of the house during clean-up

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