Thankful for Blizzard 2013

I am sure if you read a fair amount of blogs from those who reside in New England, I am sure you have probably read more than you’d like about Blizzard 2013. So while, mine is also about the storm, it has a bit of a twist on how Massachusetts did some really great things this time around.

I am sure you’ve also heard that Governor Patrick put a driving ban on the state starting at 4 pm (and was not lifted for 24 hours), you could face up to a $500 fine and a year in jail. Based on my facebook and twitter feed, people were annoyed and didn’t get it. I’m assuming these are the same people that go out and drive in the storm and get stuck and waste emergency services to get back home.

We were all home on Friday, so we got to watch the snow fall like crazy, we went to bed Friday night, thankfully still with power, and prepared to lose power overnight. Luckily, that did not happen.

We decided to take B outside and see how he felt about the snow, and also clear off the steps from the driveway to the front door, luckily we have a plow guy for our driveway.

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This was right outside our garage door.

What we didn’t know was that our plow guy had already come once, at about 3 am. Crazy. B did not like being in the snow, so we went back inside to snuggle and watch movies while Nick shoveled.

We spent the rest of the day hanging out, baking, and waiting for our street to get plowed. Luckily that happened around 4 pm and our plow guy came back for a second round at about 7 pm.

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Bobcat with a plow

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Our driveway pile

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Front & side of the house

Unfortunately, I got a call from my dad on Saturday (during the ban) that my grandmother had a heart attack on Friday night. So many things had to happen in order for her to survive. This storm alone forced her to go to my aunt and uncles so she wouldn’t be home alone. My uncle knew the symptoms she was experiencing were that of a heart attack. Since no one was allowed on the roads, a plow truck showed up with an ambulance at my aunt and uncles and essentially cleared a path straight to the hospital.

I spent a lot of time at the hospital yesterday with her, and I am very thankful that all these things fell in place so that she could still be with us. This is just a reminder that near and far, family and friends that are like family are super important and we should make time for the ones we love.

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Love my family.

17 thoughts on “Thankful for Blizzard 2013

  1. i’m glad that she’s ok!!! so scary but def a great silver lining that thanks to nemo/charlotte/blizzard/snowstorm, whatever you call it, your grandma was with the people she needed to be with when she was in trouble.
    B i dont like snow either, let’s move away to florida together!

  2. I’m glad to hear that she made it through. It is funny how things work. People often get annoyed by traffic etc. They way I see it is that God is delaying you for a reason. The traffic may have saved you from an accident down the road. Just like the travel ban probably saved hundreds of lives. :)

    • Thank you Kristen! I truly believe that statement as well. I try to not let traffic bother me, and it is even more clear today, everything happens for a reason. I can only imagine how many lives were saved because of the travel ban. Either by keeping people off the roads or because people were able to get to hospitals immediately.

  3. That’s a pretty good twist on the storm. Glad to hear she is doing okay and that everything fell into place. I too enjoyed the fact we couldn’t go anywhere and was proud of the way the state handled the storm.

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