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February 8, 2013

Waiting for Nemo

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No, no not that Nemo of course! It is Friday morning in western Massachusetts. School has been cancelled across the state, and probably across most of New England as we await what is being called “possibly the most dangerous winter storm of all time.” Right now the snow is yet to begin. My area has 18 to 24 inches predicted.

We’ve been through heavy snow plenty of times around here.

It really isn’t anything new, and we are used to the quirks of forecasting for this area. The media builds it up: It’s the BIG ONE this time!!! And it may really and truly be. But all we can really do is wait. By all reports, this storm is to be a doozy and to be taken seriously, but it is difficult to take in all the information and know what to expect. It really doesn’t matter to me how much snow we get AS LONG AS THE POWER STAYS ON!

I’ll be charging up my Kindle
Words with friends
Anyone want to play Words with Friends? Email me and maybe we can start up a game!

I bought plenty of snacks for my likely-to-be-housebound-family
Snow Day Snacks

I’ve washed and dried additional blankets and checked the batteries in the flashlights. I know where the candles and the matches are. And now I’m writing a blog about the impending storm. What else can I do, but wait?


  1. Stay safe my dear!! We’re only anticipating 6-9″ here – that’s child’s play for us.

    Comment by mylifeincny — February 8, 2013 @ 9:40 am | Reply

    • I could definitely deal with 6-9″ – any amount really as long as the power and the cable and the internet stay on!

      Comment by Karma — February 8, 2013 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  2. Thank heavens for fully-charged Kindles, warm blankets, snacks and – most of all – loved ones nearby. Hope the storm comes, leaves its blanket of snow and passes on quietly.

    Comment by Carol — February 8, 2013 @ 9:54 am | Reply

    • Thank you for the good thoughts Carol!

      Comment by Karma — February 8, 2013 @ 10:54 am | Reply

  3. I definitely wish it was the other Nemo we were waiting for. Unfortunately, when the power goes cable and internet go with it. Stay warm and safe.

    Comment by Karen — February 8, 2013 @ 10:13 am | Reply

    • Yes isn’t that the worst of it? Time stuck at home and no cable and internet to pass the time. Hope you weather the storm as easily as possible.

      Comment by Karma — February 8, 2013 @ 10:56 am | Reply

  4. Lucky you! Meanwhile, here in TX we’re warming up into the 60’s. Very depressing…. I’m still waiting for a freak snow storm, but losing hope.
    Stay safe and warm! Keeping my fingers crossed that the power will stay on!
    Of course you can Draw(me)Something any time, I’m usually not far from my iPad 😉

    Comment by TheDailyClick — February 8, 2013 @ 10:32 am | Reply

    • Oh, btw. my kids are starting to hate me, cos all they hear from me is “draw me something!” LOL They only have themselves to blame though, they’re the ones who got me to download the app! 😉

      Comment by TheDailyClick — February 8, 2013 @ 10:34 am | Reply

      • I know you love snow Michaela, but lucky isn’t the word that I would use! If the power and everything stays on, then yes, lucky we will be!
        I bugged my kids too when I started playing Draw Something too, since they started me on it. They have stopped playing now!

        Comment by Karma — February 8, 2013 @ 10:58 am

      • No, no, no, of course it’s ONLY lucky if the power stays on and you get to stay comfy and cozy inside! 🙂

        Comment by TheDailyClick — February 8, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

  5. Aww…do take care! The storm sounds scary..

    Comment by sonali — February 8, 2013 @ 12:02 pm | Reply

    • Thanks very much. So far it isn’t too bad. Worst is supposed to be in the overnight hours.

      Comment by Karma — February 8, 2013 @ 7:31 pm | Reply

  6. I’ve been thinking of you all day today! How are you holding up? Still have power? We had a major whopper a couple years ago (25″ in one day) and I think it snowed itself out here in Arkansas cuz we haven’t had any since! Stay safe and cozy, and BE CAREFUL!! : )

    Comment by Kate — February 8, 2013 @ 6:25 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Kate. So far so good. It is 7:30 on Friday night as I am typing this reply, and we are still doing well. Power, cable, internet all still on and only a few inches of snow on the ground. The heavy stuff is supposed to come in overnight, so we’ll see how things are in the morning!

      Comment by Karma — February 8, 2013 @ 7:32 pm | Reply

      • Yay for power and internet! Stay safe, and I’m eager to hear how much y’all get when it’s all done. Hang in there. : )

        Comment by Kate — February 8, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

  7. Still waiting for the worst of it to hit here in Nova Scotia … hope you are safe and warm inside.

    Comment by sybil — February 9, 2013 @ 11:03 am | Reply

    • Hope you’ve made it through with the power on Sybil!

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 8:20 am | Reply

  8. Is Nemo a hurricane Karma? I’m not sure what you have over there, but we get cyclones here. Isn’t it typical of the media though, they always have to over dramatise every single thing. On the other hand, it’s always handy to know when a storm is approaching so we can prepare. Stay safe!

    Comment by Joanne — February 9, 2013 @ 3:30 pm | Reply

    • Nemo was a winter storm or a blizzard or a Nor’easter. This storm lived up to the hype as far as snowfall amounts, and for other parts of Massachusetts was much worse than it was here.

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 8:23 am | Reply

  9. Just checking in on you. Now that I know you were prepared, time to see what happened. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — February 9, 2013 @ 4:06 pm | Reply

    • I think being prepared is what sometimes keeps the power on! 😉

      Comment by Karma — February 10, 2013 @ 8:24 am | Reply

      • I agree completely! I noticed that if I fill up the bathtub prior to a storm (we lose our water when the power goes out because the well pump runs on electricity), the power never goes out. My husband says I’m just being superstitious, but it works. 🙂

        Comment by Robin — February 10, 2013 @ 11:48 am

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