We had another storm yesterday. The Nor'easter dumped almost 7 inches of snow in my area. This is really early for us to get snow especially that it was more than a dusting. There are still thousands starting just down the block from me that are still without power. That also means no heat for the majority. Many of these people are the ones that experienced major flooding to their homes. There was more power outages from the storm yesterday too. My county still has over 100,000 people without power. The gas situation has not eased up either. The storm yesterday has impacted the gas deliveries.
My husband's marina took in 3-4 feet of water during the hurricane. Even though they prepared for water to come into the buildings (which would be a first) they still lost a ton of inventory and their entire computer system. They have been there every day emptying everything out, disposing of what was damaged and then cleaning everything. The boats that they had all pulled out from the water in the days before the storm were scattered all over the marina, across the bay in a country park and golf course. The photos you have seen are not the exception but the norm. I know that there has been very little news coverage of my area but it is/was just as bad as the areas they have shown. Two of my husband's employees completely lost their homes and another had significant damage. It is just so sad.
The kids have been out of school since before the storm. They were due to go back today but they closed school last night because of all the snow. All the towns south of here are unable to send the kids back to school. One town is hoping in about another week. I am not sure the plans for the other districts. We still have one school in our district without power. I am sure they will just relocate those kids into one of our elementary schools.
So many of you have been posting and emailing me since this all started. I just wanted to give you another update in case it seems like things are back to normal. I know the news will be covering less and less of what is going on.
Now let's brighten things up with some pretty eye candy. The design team has been loving Stacey's new collection. It appears that you do as well!
The sentiment on this card seemed appropriate for today's post title...
The glittered snow on Jenn's card is exactly what it looked like outside my window this morning.