Nor'easter 1&2

The 1st of two nor'easters

Thursday, March 1: Joy and I had planned to spend Thursday and Friday nights with friends and family at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford, NH. Didn't quite work out, but almost: In anticipation of the storm, I stayed at home with Kira, and Joy (who had to fly to Tokyo on Saturday), drove to Gilford early on the morning of March 2. Thursday was pretty much uneventful all day, with the exception of that it was really nice out, unseasonably warm!

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Friday, March 2: We got up at 4:30 in the morning. The winds were building, and it was raining steady. Because we have just one car at the moment, the plan was for Joy to drive to Logan from Gilford on Saturday morning, and for me to Uber to the airport from Duxbury to see her off and collect the car.

Joy made the 3 hour drive to Gilford in time to arrive for breakfast, but just as the power wast lost in Duxbury. The wind was howling, and our dining room windows blew open because they weren't latched shut. I popped them back in, and there wasn't any damage. Fortunately for Kira, she's stone deaf so was unfazed by all the commotion.

My bag was packed for Gunstock, then unpacked ...

My bag was packed for Gunstock, then unpacked ...

   The wood stove kept me warm, from Friday through Monday.

 The wood stove kept me warm, from Friday through Monday.

By 3:00 PM,  garden-area was floating away, and we're five miles from the bay

By 3:00 PM,  garden-area was floating away, and we're five miles from the bay

Saturday, March 3: The rain has abated, but it's still really windy.

Incredibly, Osborn's general store on route 53 was open for business on Saturday. I drove all around Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke; all businesses and homes were without power.

Incredibly, Osborn's general store on route 53 was open for business on Saturday. I drove all around Duxbury, Kingston, Pembroke; all businesses and homes were without power.

Franklin Street, Duxbury.

Franklin Street, Duxbury.

Powder Point, Duxbury.

Powder Point, Duxbury.

High Street, Pembroke.

High Street, Pembroke.

Snug Harbor, Duxbury.

Snug Harbor, Duxbury.

42 Winsor Street. This home is directly in front of our family cottage.

42 Winsor Street. This home is directly in front of our family cottage.

ICO surveying the condition of their waterfront. Our family cottage abuts their property.

ICO surveying the condition of their waterfront. Our family cottage abuts their property.

This picture   was taken from the front porch of our family cottage on Winsor Street.

This picture was taken from the front porch of our family cottage on Winsor Street.

Sunday, March 4: Power was restored to parts of Duxbury, including Winsor Street. High Street would be without power until Monday afternoon.

Our neighbor's beach in front at 42 Winsor Street. Tides are still running high, as is the wind.

Our neighbor's beach in front at 42 Winsor Street. Tides are still running high, as is the wind.

Our family cottage. No structural damage, but the basement filled with water when the power was out. By Monday morning the sump pumps had finished their work.

Our family cottage. No structural damage, but the basement filled with water when the power was out. By Monday morning the sump pumps had finished their work.

Monday, March 5: Kira and I spent Sunday night at our family's Winsor Street cottage. When we got up we drove to French Memories for coffee and a croissant (we shared the croissant), then headed to High Street to see if the power had been restored - which it hadn't. But the good news was that Eversource had equipment and personnel up and down the street. By 3:00 PM our power was back.

Eversource on High Street!

Eversource on High Street!

Through it all, our loyal sixteen year old pup Kira was by my side :)

Through it all, our loyal sixteen year old pup Kira was by my side :)

Thursday, March 8: Kira and I braced ourselves for the second Nor'easter  which turned out to be a lot gentler than the first one.

The "gumdrop" tree in our side yard.

The "gumdrop" tree in our side yard.

What a week! Time for a break ...

What a week! Time for a break ...