The other shoe finally dropped. That shoe's name is Nemo.
After having barely any snow last winter, we knew we'd have to pay. It was just a matter of time. I think we've paid in full.
The storm started Friday night. At first, I thought that we might be able to keep power. The lights started flickering. Then they went off, but came right back on. About fifteen minutes later, at about 10:30, the power went out.
The power came back on around noon on Saturday, so it wasn't that bad. However, as national and international news have reported, Quincy was hit very hard with power outages. Because we had lost power, I didn't know how extensive it was until I spoke to my Aunt who told me that virtually all of Quincy lost power.
My parents live even further south and have had no power since Friday night. Luckily their next door neighbors are very kind and have a generator. Over the past couple of days, they've given them warm meals and are letting them stay over tonight.