November 14, 2012

Sunny Days Return

 The Nor'Easter that came on Sandy's heels left us with a gift of snow that downed power lines until this past Saturday night.
It was terribly cold and dark for quite a few days during and after Sandy but things are returning to normal here though we now are told there are cracks in the nuke reactor nearby.

 Oh, well, what can you do? Pray and hope for the best is all.

A friend got water, bags of ice , blankets and some packaged food for me from the Red Cross who were in towns with huge tractor trailers giving things out to any and all.
After the storm some of my family came to see what I needed as I had no heat but I did have hot water.
The Famous Anonymous Kid found one of my miniature roses blooming under the snow and cut it for me.
A sign of hope under the heavy wet snow.

I took it's little portrait.. a bit blurry  but, here is the best of the lot.

All the food in the 'icebox' as my father used to call it, spoiled and had to be thrown out.
 But, finally, after the snow was gone we had a lovely sunset.


  1. Hi Annie,
    My Grannie use icebox also and of course explained to me how the icebox worked when she lived back east it seems so primitive now. Happy to hear things are getting back to normal and that the Nor'Easter was not as bad as some were talking about. Very pretty rose. Hope you have a wonderful evening. Stay warm and comfy. Hugs, Dru

    1. Oh, it was bad. Real bad, but in this little neighborhood we did pretty well compared to some.

  2. Hi Annie, so glad that you are being taken care of. It still seems so awful in many parts of the East Coast. Such a terrible time for it to be so too, with cold weather, snow, & holidays coming soon. I hope the nuke reactor is ok!

    How sweet that your granddaughter found a rose under the snow!

    What program do you use to get the pretty frames around your photos? I really like those in this post.

    Have a lovely day Annie. Stay comfy & warm & snuggly! Hugs

  3. What a time you've had, Annie! The sunset is beautiful though. I'm glad that you were able to get what you needed from the Red Cross. I can't imagine being without heat in that cold! Take care.

  4. Hi Annie, glad you see you are ok. Our church donated to a group that would help the Sandy victims. We in Ca just don't have an idea of cold weather and storms. We have an occasional earthquake, but the damage is limited to a specific area and not several states like back east. I need to use picmonkey more often. Your blog is always so nice! Hugs

  5. Hi Annie! Was worried about you and wondered if you had lost power again. Glad you got some food and supplies from the Red Cross. I hope they're doing a good job because it would be nice to know our donated money is helping! How have you been keeping warm without heat? My grandmother and mother used to say "icebox" too and they told me about the iceman who came with big blocks of ice. Reminds me of camping. When we had a big Northridge earthquake in 1994, I used a lot of camping supplies for a couple of days. We had zero damage but just lost power. Jeff was at work when it happened so I stayed calm and carried on. (((Hugz)))

  6. Hi Annie! The people of New Jersey and New York do not need anything else happening. I'm so sorry that you lost all of the food in your freezer and fridge. :( Thank goodness for the Red Cross! I hope that you have been able to stock back up on groceries. I hope, with all the damage and people still needing help that the Red Cross is still there helping?

    The cracked reactor is big on our news as well since we aren't too far away. It seems like it's pretty well contained though. I sure pray so.

    Glad things are getting back to normal now. Hope you're keeping warm now and have a nice full belly. :) Big hugs!

    ps..I have an aunt who says "ice box"


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