Category Archives: Snow and Snowstorms

South Carolina Living: Ice! Snow!

One of the reasons my husband Mike and I relocated from New Jersey to South Carolina was for better weather: N.J. winters are cold, snowy and icy. S.C. winters are chilly and sometimes rainy, but the typical snow accumulation? Zero. … Continue reading

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Snow Day in South Carolina

My husband Mike and I, after a great deal of list making and agonizing, chose to retire to the Low Country of South Carolina, Bluffton to be exact. Hampton Lake to be even more precise. Mike had done his homework…He … Continue reading

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Snow Rollers in Northern New Jersey

Have you ever heard of snow rollers? My Aunt Shirley and Uncle Chester live in Ohio; for the first time ever, they had snow rollers in their yard after a snowstorm. My Aunt said it took them a little bit … Continue reading

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Birds, Birdfeeders and Snow

It started in the morning, about 3 hours before it was anticipated. The fat flakes fell all through the day and into the night. The snow piled up against our front door. The wind blew more snow against our back … Continue reading

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Tis the Season: First Snow

Our home sits on a small hill. It was an ideal location when an uninvited visitor by the name of Sandy blew through, leaving water and mayhem in her wake. We experienced arctic cold in our living room for 8 … Continue reading

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How Tough Is Tough? Visit Us in New Jersey and Find Out

First there was the alpha force storm called Sandy. She blew into New Jersey uninvited almost two weeks ago, and like an uninvited houseguest is wont to do, she created a tremendous amount of chaos and left us feeling stressed, … Continue reading

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Winter Break: Hiking the White Mountains of New Hampshire

       

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Powerless for 7 Days and 6 Nights; Can You Do Me a Favor?

The 11 houses that comprise our section of a very long block got their power back this morning at about 10:30 a.m. Yes, after many phone calls from the 11 families to PSE&G this morning, we got our power back. … Continue reading

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Rustic Life in Urban Montclair, NJ – The Halloween That Wasn’t

Last night, after I blew out the last flickering candle, I hunkered down on the sofa and applied a Siamese to each thigh for added warmth. I figured it’s better to apply cats to my thighs than all the Halloween … Continue reading

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Living the Rustic Life in Urban Montclair, N.J.

Montclair, N.J. has been hit by more “weather.” Bad weather. And like many, many of my fellow Montclarions we don’t have power at our home. I’m sitting at a Panera plugged into the wall. Thank you, Panera. And my lunch … Continue reading

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