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4 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

More snow and the winds stay Up, you will have some big snow drifts.  Wind was very strong here yesterday.  Knocked out Kenzie’s electric for awhile.  Good it’s hitting on the weekend.

Stopped snowing between 2 and 3 pm in my area.    We have snow blowed our driveway and our neighbor that cat sits for us.     She brought out a thermos of spiked hot chocolate for us as we shoveled her front porch, etc.    Yummy!     

Wind has been howling around all day but seems to have slowed down in the last hour.   

We definitely had some snow drifts.    I had shoveled our back patio and 2 hours later it was all covered again and big snow drift at the back door.    

It does look pretty but I hope we are done with it.    

I am making/simmering a pot of homemade Chilli and will make some fish tacos for dinner.     Eric loves Chilli but his stomach usually doesn't.    I am going to mahi mahi tacos that hopefully he will enjoy as much as I will enjoy the Chilli.   

How is everyone else in storm area doing?

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Just now, Sea Dog said:

 

Beautiful but worrisome if you need to get out. Sounds like a good day to make your chili.

Not worrisome because you simply relent to the fact that you can't get out.

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Today was one of those where an enclosed solarium would have been nice. The wind and clouds made it cold. It wasn't bad when the sun broke though but that was not frequent and it was short lived. Just got to the cabin and had to turn the temp up. Tomorrow is going to be a shocker. 😯

 

If I were retired I would be down at Next Cruise finding a cabin for next week.😐

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4 hours ago, lenquixote66 said:

My cousin who lives in Barnegat had fun taking out his dog today.

I bet the dog didn't like the howling winds.     How is your area now?

Last update I had from our neighbors that live year round in LBI was 13" and it stopped about 2 hours ago.   

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6 minutes ago, Sea Dog said:

 

Beautiful but worrisome if you need to get out. Sounds like a good day to make your chili.

 

4 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

Not worrisome because you simply relent to the fact that you can't get out.

 

Knowing that this was going to be a long duration storm, we got everything we need, so no need to get out.  My son's Explorer would likely be able to get out if we had to, my SUV is a little lower so I would let him go first. 😄 DH has a truck but it is in the body shop.

 

The contractor I use lives down the street from us and will usually drop his plow and to the end of the driveway for us at some point.  Otherwise, we have two snowblowers that we will be out there with as soon as the wind dies down.  It makes no sense to even try now.  We likely will leave it until tomorrow when the winds have died down a bit.

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4 hours ago, reallyitsmema said:

Not sure how much snow we have had so far as it is really blowing and drifting. White chicken chili cooking in the crockpot and we are not clearing the snow until tomorrow. Stay safe and warm. 

Just saw your post    Great minds think alike.   I am also making Chili - except I am doing the beef chili.   

Eric was laughing at me after we came in from shoveling I put on my warm snugly flannel pj's with snowman on them to wear around the house this afternoon.    I bet he will rethink his laughter and decide to get comfy too!

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15 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Good evening.

It was 52°F but very windy with gusts over 60mph.

When it calmed down we went out for a walk and saw this close to home.

Graham.

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Wow!  That’s crazy.  Thankful you were not there when it blew over.

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30 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

 Why is it that we live in New England?


When it hit the triple digits here…and the humidity was a killer I snarled to my husband “Why exactly do we live in Georgia?!”  And my husband, who grew up in Nebraska replied “Temperate winters.”

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15 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Good evening.

It was 52°F but very windy with gusts over 60mph.

When it calmed down we went out for a walk and saw this close to home.

Graham.

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Thank god it didn't hit a house.   Is everyone okay?     Power still working in the area?

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Just now, Sunshine3601 said:

Thank god it didn't hit a house.   Is everyone okay?     Power still working in the area?

We are okay thanks.

Other parts of our region have power blackouts.

Graham.

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7 hours ago, Sunshine3601 said:

@Luckynana. Just heard snowfall totals so far.  Forked River has 15.5" so far.     Lbi has 11".   I have about 6 to 8 so far.     The winds are nasty.    

Debbie, I couldn't believe the snowfall totals at home.  Most times, Forked River just gets a dusting!!  Our daughter sent us a picture last night of our flagpole with the heavy wind and snow blowing.  She sent another picture this morning, showing how deep it already was.

5 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

The weather is dismal, waves are rough.  Charlie is much better thanks.

Andrew the one interesting thing we have on Staten Island is a Tim Hortons!!

It's good to hear that Charlie is much better, thank goodness.  Enjoy your remaining days onboard.

When did SI get a Tim Horton?  Where is it located?

5 hours ago, BonTexasNY said:

 

@LuckynanaMaryann, Happy Birthday to sweet Mighty Kennedy.  I hope he continues to improve!

Thanks Bonnie.  I was so happy that his mom posted about Kennedy's progress.  I couldn't believe it when she said the baby turned One year old!😊

5 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

More snow and the winds stay Up, you will have some big snow drifts.  Wind was very strong here yesterday.  Knocked out Kenzie’s electric for awhile.  Good it’s hitting on the weekend.

The wind and cold can be brutal!  It's pretty windy and chilly here in South Florida, but I'm certainly not complaining!  Stay warm, John!  

4 hours ago, ReneeFLL said:

💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 I passed my covid test for tomorrow. Now if I can just keep that going.

It's another go!!!  Enjoy!

4 hours ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

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Enjoy your chili while you enjoy watching the snow from your warm and toasty home!

4 hours ago, MJSailors said:

 

Hoping everyone is safe and warm today.

Take care

MJ🙋🏻

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Wow!!!

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25 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

Today was one of those where an enclosed solarium would have been nice. The wind and clouds made it cold. It wasn't bad when the sun broke though but that was not frequent and it was short lived. Just got to the cabin and had to turn the temp up. Tomorrow is going to be a shocker. 😯

 

If I were retired I would be down at Next Cruise finding a cabin for next week.😐

Enjoy your evening and safe travels home in the morning.  😍 Hopefully your car is in a parking garage so you don't have to clean it when you get off the plane.    I'm sure your cat will be happy to see you.

Last night my cats were going bonkers because of the storm and probably the air pressure affects them.   They couldn't sit still and Sparky wouldn't stop meowing no matter what toy we played with. 

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I have seen a couple of post here of folks talking about Elton John concerts.  My daughter just text us to let us know she is getting ready for the Elton John concert at Little Rock this evening.  They love concerts.

 

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4 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

I have seen a couple of post here of folks talking about Elton John concerts.  My daughter just text us to let us know she is getting ready for the Elton John concert at Little Rock this evening.  They love concerts.

 

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Love it!      We saw Elton John and Billy Joel together several years ago and it was an amazing concert.    I am sure she will have a blast tonight.

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32 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

If I were retired I would be down at Next Cruise finding a cabin for next week.😐

Good indication you really enjoyed the cruise.  That’s great.  I am glad that in the end you decided to go.  Now maybe it’s time to plan for the next one.  🤔 

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2 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

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all the venues will be probably be empty for dinner this evening.     I noticed the night we had rough seas everything was empty and felt like I had the ship to myself when I was walking around.  

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3 hours ago, Ozark_Kid said:

We are getting spoiled with that and I am loving the heated seats.  I am thankful we got them.

We love the heated seats also!  Darned good invention!😉

3 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

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That looks like an angry and very cold sea!!  I wonder how high the waves are...what deck are you and Charlie on?

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On 1/28/2022 at 12:00 PM, mafig said:

Our town took a direct hit from Hurricane Charley in 2004.  

A year later we had a "We're Back" town party and invited Jim Cantore.  He came and partied with us.  Nice person.

 

Our local weatherman did a pizza party in December to celebrate a hurricane free season.  Thoisand showed up to the ball park where it was held.  Guest star was Jim Cantore, he actually had to leave early due to tornado outbreaks.

 

3 hours ago, DaniDanielle said:

Waters are rough, ship is rocking like crazy!

 

Yikes, where are you, we are by the NC/SC border and it has been very windy and cold here today.  Wonder if you are hitting that weather.

 

51 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

 Why is it that we live in New England?

 

It isn't that much better here lately, last weekend ice storm this weekend snow 😲.  This is the same palm that was just about touching the ground last week.  We put another in last spring, we were nervous for hurricane season, who knew that would be fine but instead we would have to deal with cold.

 

We head south next week for our cruise, so ready for hopefully warmer weather.

 

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54 minutes ago, Sunshine3601 said:

Stopped snowing between 2 and 3 pm in my area.    We have snow blowed our driveway and our neighbor that cat sits for us.     She brought out a thermos of spiked hot chocolate for us as we shoveled her front porch, etc.    Yummy!     

Wind has been howling around all day but seems to have slowed down in the last hour.   

We definitely had some snow drifts.    I had shoveled our back patio and 2 hours later it was all covered again and big snow drift at the back door.    

It does look pretty but I hope we are done with it.    

I hope the storm is just about over for you.  Enjoy your chili, Debbie, and stay safe and warm!

48 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

Today was one of those where an enclosed solarium would have been nice. The wind and clouds made it cold. It wasn't bad when the sun broke though but that was not frequent and it was short lived. Just got to the cabin and had to turn the temp up. Tomorrow is going to be a shocker. 😯

 

If I were retired I would be down at Next Cruise finding a cabin for next week.😐

I'm sorry that your last day has turned so cold and windy for you;  it's great that you had a wonderful week for your cruise, OB.  Safe travels tomorrow.  We'll all be thinking of you!

43 minutes ago, grapau27 said:

Good evening.

It was 52°F but very windy with gusts over 60mph.

When it calmed down we went out for a walk and saw this close to home.

Graham.

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It's crazy how the wind uproots trees!   I'm glad to hear you and Pauline are good!

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25 minutes ago, Ozark_Kid said:

I have seen a couple of post here of folks talking about Elton John concerts.  My daughter just text us to let us know she is getting ready for the Elton John concert at Little Rock this evening.  They love concerts.

 

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She is going to have such a great time!!  We saw Elton John and Billy Joel in Concert years ago!

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