The past 2-3 weeks have been really rough but the sun is starting to
peek between the storm clouds! Just a few hours after my husband died
at home, we got zonked with over 4.5 feet of un-drifted snow; a few
days later we were hit with another several feet of snow with high
winds and drifted areas covered the entire garage doors in height.
Power outages of many hours were frequent which also meant no furnace
heat with super cold artic temperatures outside. When light was
sufficient in the house, I was able to do some packing up. When it
wasn't, and I still tried to keep busy I did things like knock over
the weighted tape dispenser and broke a toe. Someone locally saw how
badly I was snowed in and they arranged to have a front end loader
come to dig me out so I could go to the funeral.
When power was up, I would hop onto the computer and this newsgroup
was like a lifeline. Many of you sent private notes of condolences.
Thank you ever so much! I don't think I could have coped without
friends like you.