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Nor' easter coming

January 25th, 2015 at 03:43 pm

There's a major storm coming, and Connecticut is in the bulls eye. I hadn't been aware this was definitely happening since I've been lolling around this afternoon watching TV with my new Roku, but then I got a robo call from the power company telling me to get ready.

From Patch: The NWS stated a “crippling and potentially historic” blizzard is headed our way late Monday into Tuesday. Snow accumulations of 20-30 inches are expected with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. I'm worried, of course, about losing power.

I'm not sure whether or not to go in to work tomorrow morning. Looks like a 30% chance of snow showers in the morning, which will transition into 100% chance by around 1 p.m. I'd rather not drive in the snow if I don't have to, but I could be home both Tuesday and Wednesday as well.

I just talked to my friend Ron, who provided reassurance and told me frozen pipes are nothing to worry about because outdoor temps won't get down below, well, 12 degrees at night, around 20 daytime.

He reminded me that if I really thought frozen pipes were imminent, I could shut off the main water valve coming into the house. Then, even if my pipes froze and then burst when they dethawed, I would only have a small flood, not an unending one. Frown I guess that's some reassurance.

Well, anyway, I do hope I don't lose power. Thank God I brought the laptop home from work on Friday. I made it a rule that, regardless of the weather forecast, that I would ALWAYS take the laptop home on a Friday night, because a lot can change with the weather in 2 days, and this is a pretty good example of that.

Another bad thing about losing power is that if i lose it for the bulk of the day, I might have to use a vacation day for it since I can't work without the laptop. Even if it's not my fault.

On the bright side, I did buy a handheld Polti steam cleaner on HSN for $60. It has all these attachments you can use to clean all sorts of stuff. Since I'm a lousy housekeeper, this could make the job much easier. Smile

5 Responses to “Nor' easter coming”

  1. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Best wishes that nothing bad happens with your blizzard

  2. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Looks like this is a big one. I hope it's just hype altho the Mayor of NYC has said it may be the biggest in a long time.

  3. PauletteGoddard Says:

    I hope your power stays reliable! Is a hotel near your work? Do you have enough to keep you occupied at home?

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    I do hope you will maintain power!! I would stay home if I had a long drive, which I think you do.

  5. snafu Says:

    I'm currently in Hue, Vietnam and they are talking about NY's upcoming blizzard! Hope you've chosen to stay home and argue the point with HR for deduction of pay. The loss of power or trees down in gale winds is out of your control, stay safe.

    Started years ago with a Shark, hand held, steamer. It was such a wonderful device I bought a professional machine somewhat like the Vaporette. It's does so many jobs, cleans windows, window tracks, slider doors and those horrid tracks, cleans sum off tiles and porcelain, gets guck off around tap sets and did fast work under the kitchen sink when I moved here. I particularly like it to steam mattresses a couple of times a year and also steam pressesr clothes.

    Do you have any of the attachments? The floor wash cloth pops off into the washer and I've been using microfibre cloths which are much cheaper from the automotive department of WalMart or the discount/liquidators. I just keep in place with heavy duty elastic bands.

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