Comments: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It - Wait A Minute, Can We Stop For A While?

I think power loss is all dependent on your power company. I have been with NOVEC in several abodes and the only time I ever lost power was during hurricane Isabel and that was only for about 8 hours total. Dominion Power is not as reliable, imho.

Posted by jen at February 8, 2010 07:20 PM

Do what us New Englanders have done since the invention of the internal combustion engine. Buy a portable generator. A 5 KW unit will keep the furnace & fridge running while having more than enough spare power for the TV and a bunch of lights.

Up here my mantra is "warm house, cold beer, & TV". Give me these and I can outlast any storm.

Posted by Captain Ned at February 8, 2010 07:46 PM

I'm back home in the dee cee area, a day later than originally scheduled, and just in time for round two.

It took about half an hour to dig my car out in the economy lot at Dulles - there was a four-foot drift up against the driver's side. I should give kudos to the Dulles parking operations. They had roving plows in the lot to help motorists get their cars out, and I wouldn't have gotten my car out without their help. Nevertheless, when I go skiing next year, I'll either shell out the extra $8 per day to park under cover or I'll take Washington Flyer to and from the airport!

Posted by ChrisN at February 8, 2010 11:59 PM

Keep your eye on the cats. Maake sure they have plenty of food so that you don't suffer any "accidents."

Posted by rbj at February 9, 2010 09:07 AM

Glad to hear you are all OK. Get ready for round three!

Posted by Babs at February 9, 2010 04:54 PM

Ya know, there's a reason I chose to live in Virginia and not Minne-snow-ta. Anyone singing "White Christmas" next year should be shot.

Posted by Mike F at February 10, 2010 01:15 PM

I am seriously reconsidering my "no snowblower" policy.

Posted by rbj at February 10, 2010 01:32 PM