Sunday, March 11, 2018

Seriously, Mother Nature? Three Nor'Easters In Less Than Two Weeks?

My frustrations are stacking up. On Friday, March 2nd, a massive Bombogenesis storm hit our area. It was a slow-moving storm that delivered a ton of rain and high winds. They recorded 70 mph gusts. A lot of people lost power. The coast was flooded. Massachusetts was hit the hardest. All the way around, it was horrible. Less than a week later, on Thursday, March 8th, we were pounded with another Nor'Easter. It dumped about 6 inches of heavy, wet snow before turning over to sleet and freezing rain. Our power went out for about a minute. The lights continued to flicker. We lost internet until the following afternoon. There were more power outages with this storm. Trees and power lines came tumbling down. There are people who are still without power.

This afternoon, I noticed a lot of people posting weather updates for another Nor'Easter. Up until this point, I haven't kept track of this storm because a day or so ago, the storm was tracking out to sea. We had no reason to worry.

Now, that's not the case.

The storm shifted. A lot. As of now, we're in the 8-12 inch zone. Normally, 8-12 inches wouldn't concern me too much, but it appears this is going to be a combination of the March 2nd and March 8th storm. Heavy wet snow. High winds.

We barely escaped losing power with the March 2nd and March 8th storm. This time around, we're getting more heavy wet snow and high winds.

What does all of this translate to aside from appearing like a crazed weather person?

I need to put an entire day aside to prepare.

This is the 3rd time in less than 2 weeks that I've had to do this.

As a Work at Home Dog Mom, preparing for a possible power outage is no easy feat.

Because we make homemade meals and treats for our kids, I need to make sure they have enough food and treats to get them through a few days.

I cook a lot of boneless chicken breasts, ground chicken, and ground turkey along with steamed vegetables, rice, and sweet potatoes. Then, I prep a container of diced fresh produce.

I bake 2 batches of homemade dog treats.

Then, I make a container of chicken and egg salad for Lisa and myself. That's what we eat for dinner and that's what I pack for Lisa's lunch when we have a power outage.

I also make fresh, homemade bread, coffee cake for Lisa's breakfast, and cookies for her lunch snacks.

Amid all of the cooking and baking, I get all of the housework done.

We make sure all of the laundry is washed and dried.

The last thing we do is fill the recycle trash bin with water.

Good ol' pail flushing.

I'm not complaining about the amount of work. When it comes to taking care of my family, I'll do whatever needs to be done.

I'm irritated with Mother Nature.

This is Nor'Easter number THREE! In less than TWO weeks. THREE days of having to prep.

Is it Spring yet?

No comments:

Post a Comment