Day 4 No power
I think we are getting used to this routine. Today was a tad easier because it was bright and sunny, even though it was still cold. It was also a bit sadder since we had to put our oldest dog, 15 plus year old Bailey the beagle to sleep. Some time in the middle of the night she fell down the stairs. While amazingly nothing was broken, she was bruised and very confused this morning, having spent the night with Katie and her dogs. The vet thinks she may have had a stroke. She had a long life, but it is still quite sad.
We had a full crew of energy trucks in the neighborhood. The trucks on our street were from South Carolina. They said our street was pretty bad, but they hoped we would have power tomorrow! We will keep our fingers crossed. A good portion of snow is now off the tallest bushes and trees and many are straightening up, but the number of broken branches is amazing. It is getting even colder tonight, and thanks to the loan of firewood from friends, we are still toasty as long as we stay in the family room. Tomorrow is another day.