Not much damage at our place from yesterday’s storm. A few small branches snapped off of trees (and I do mean small; I was debating whether to call them branches or twigs). Fallen leaves, some nuts from the hickory/walnut thing overhanging our backyard. No electrical outages, not even a blip. I was all worried that the power would go out for 3 days or something, and all the food in our fridge and freezer would spoil, so I was experimenting with all these complicated schemes involving turning the fridge/freezer temperature up to maximum cold (our fridge doesn’t have separate controls for the two compartments) to keep things cold longer, freezing big containers of water and blue ice packs so I could turn the fridge into an icebox if the power went out. And so on. Turned out none of it was necessary, and all I managed to do was ruin a bunch of the vegetables I had in there. (Donald wasn’t actually too disappointed by the loss of the large head of CSA romaine lettuce.) Whoever says that you should turn your fridge to maximum cold if you’re worried about the power going out is an idiot. Either that, or they’re not into fresh vegetables all that much. Or they have a higher-quality fridge that won’t freeze their lettuce solid on maximum power. Whatever, don’t try this at home!
There was a lot of damage in other parts of the Boston area, though. Trees down on sidewalks, crushing cars, even going through the roof in at least one case. The bike path west of here was blocked by a fallen tree, near the Trader Joe’s. And it looks like Vermont was hit terribly hard, with massive flooding and road/bridge damage.
We feel very thankful that we got off so easily, but sad that others didn’t.