As the title indicates, we were lucky yet again. The wind blew, but it did not knock out our power. In Central Maine, there were no widespread power outages. This storm was primarily a coastal storm, and that’s where most of the outages were. Sure hope they get their power back soon.
One thing the rain did is take away the snow. As a reminder, here is what the backyard looked like last Friday.
From a slightly different perspective, here is what the backyard looked like this morning.
In deference to the wind, I moved the chairs and set them against the house. The little glass table went downstairs. Out they will soon come.
Now, fingers crossed that Winter is really and truly gone and will allow Spring to show her pretty face. In Maine, Winter’s cold grip is long and is only released grudgingly.
But in the end, Spring always has her way.
71 thoughts on “Luck x 2=No Power Outage”
Yay!!!! For both not losing power and for the snow being washed away! Bring on Spring!! 🌷🌷🌷
You bet! We could use some of her sweet warmth.
Great news! I stored our chairs and tables yesterday as well, but we were lucky and didn’t get the high winds forecasted either. Maybe spring will take hold now – we can hope. We have sun today which perks me right up. 🙂
Come, Spring, come!
We had little damage here, we think. Great gusts of wind and copious rainfall made for a decidedly inside day.
Glad there was little damage.
Glad you came through it well!
More clean up to do now. The snowplow scraped up our front lawn and left huge chunks of soil. Glad you made it through without flying to OZ!
Wow! That’s quite a difference. We had a lot of wind here, too. No power outage at our place (I think there were 39 somewhere on the peninsula, north of us where some of the gusts reached 80 mph). One very smart thing they started to do after Sandy was to put the power lines underground. They are not all underground but enough that it seems to make a difference when storms blow through.
Wow, 80 mph! Yes, very smart to put the power lines underground. Wish they would do that here.
Glad you were lucky again Laurie! What a difference a few days makes again and here’s hoping you’ll soon be able to enjoy sitting on your patio in the warm Spring sun xxx
Come, Spring, come!
So pleased you were fortunate this time.
We were, too.
We have a lot of wind too, but nothing too dangerous. Down where my siblings live in GA and AL they had tornadoes all around them, but none hit them. THey were lucky too. Here in Michigan they are saying we might get a little more snow. We usually do at least once in April.
So glad your siblings were lucky. Nothing like a tornado to add to the stress we already face.
So true. I feel very bad for the towns that were hit. They have to move to shelters, and still try to maintain separation.
Wo, Laurie, what a difference you’ve seen in a week. I too, hope your spring has finally arrived for an extended stay.
Me, too! I am ready to see her pretty face.
So glad you kept your power. We did too, except for a quick outage (less than a minute.) We lost a big tree in the back but it only damaged a bit of fence. Just missed a wheelbarrow. So we are fine, as well. Love to see that snow-free yard of yours! Here comes spring!
Phew! What a relief. Glad the big tree didn’t do much damage.
Very nice clean bricks.
Mother nature’s doing rather than any effort on my part. 😉
Glad you weathered the storms again!
It’s clear that you know how to deal with such vicissitudes.
Yup. Over the years, we have learned.
I am glad to hear you escaped outages twice! Yes, snow doesn’t last long at this time of year. 🙂
Thankfully, that was a quick melt!
Patio season is in sight! 🙂
Maine weather is reminiscent of Colorado weather. We just had our second snowstorm, and the third is expected for Thursday. But at least we know that it won’t linger.
Living north of north seems to resemble living in the mountains. Hope you don’t get too much snow.
I don’t mind the snow, Laurie, but I feel bad for our spring flowers which have been pummeled repeatedly. Amazingly, most of them seem to rebound after looking very droopy.
The flowers are as resilient as we are!
…in some ways more than we are…
A silver lining for you Laurie!
Phew! You bet.
Laurie, you’ll love this. One of your reader, (hello Linda from Texas!) saw my note on your blog about the lack of yeast in our grocery stores here in Toronto. She is sending me a strip of packages…how awesome is that!
And I am getting some, too. Oh, the wonderful world of blogging.
Good job, rain!
And congratulations on no power outage. What a relief.
Too bad that you now have to eat that delicious bread in broad daylight! 😀
Right? It’s a challenge, but we will rise to it. 😉
We got a 1/4 inch of snow that stuck before it warmed up enough to melt it. Your rain really did the job.
Yes, and in April, I am not sorry to see the snow melt. Fast. 😉
Great that you kept your power! We have had 2 nights of frost so I am really glad I am behind hand with planting out seedlings! The days have been lovely and sunny but rain is in the forecast from tomorrow so the nights will be warmer but the opportunities to be outside fewer. No pleasing me is there?!
We were thrilled not to lose it. Hope warm, sunny days are coming your way.
Actually after 3 weeks or so of lovely weather with frost some nights but warm sunny days it is cloudy and cool today with rain forecast for tomorrow! I hope we are swapping with you and you get chance to sit outside.
A little too chilly to sit outside, but it is sunny.
The good thing about snow at this time of year that it generally doesn’t hang around for too long once the sun comes out – at least here, I don’t know about Maine but it looks as if the same applies.
Yes, same here. It also brought us much-needed moisture. Actually, floods in some areas. But the waters are receding, and the snow is gone. Come, Spring, come!
It was time for some luck 🙂
Weather is playing this game with us as well.
Today we are set back to default weather, its raining but there will be sunshine in coming days. If we believe the forecast 🙂
Spring is often a fitful affair where we live. Same for you, it seems.
Yes exactly 🙂
Can’t believe the snow disappeared that quickly! It’s been snowing here today and we were lucky that our high wind advisory was not as bad as expected. I hope you have a break from worrying about power outages!
Right? Me, too!
I wonder if you will end of with enough time on your hands to wash the bricks like Mr. Tootlepedal!
I will never have that much time on my hands. Sweep, yes. Wash, no. 😉
(End up, that is.)
Yay! Hoping for no more winter here or there!
Right? Unfortunately, three more inches predicted for southern Maine. Not sure about central Maine. Nothing to worry about but we are all so done with snow. 😉
I like the idea that in the end Spring always has her way. It has been glorious here since we have been asked to stay at home. I honestly can’t remember April ever having been so lovely, but perhaps it is just that Nature is extra welcome now,
Oh, enjoy every bit of loveliness that there is.
Such beautiful writing… The last paragraph touched me like the end of Shelly’s Ode to the West Wind. Such a lovely post Laurie! I love your ‘Come spring come.’ There is something so mythic in our longing for spring after a long dark winter. Spring has arrived here and the air has smelled of lilacs and Jasmine. Your turn is finally on its way!
Many thanks.L and Jasmine! Must be heavenly.
Good to hear you made it through this storm. We were without power for 3 days, internet access for 4. Then came the rains that dumped almost an inch of rain, rising the lake high enough to overtake the beach.
Phew! A long time to be without power, especially during these stay-at-home times when you can’t go to a cafe to escape. May you keep your power for the rest of spring. And summer and fall, too!
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