Day 3. No school for a second day, either. But it got a lot warmer and the snow came off the roof like gangbusters. Looking at the map of power-outages in Maine, we are still in relatively tough shape in Lincoln County. Our section of Bristol is not expected to regain power until tomorrow night or Thursday. Sigh. The YMCA in town is offering free showers, which is wonderful for a lot of folks. We are lucky enough to have a big Honda generator that is hooked in to our electrical panel and it runs our water, heat, and a couple of lights. Our “charging” center only works from one outlet in the house, which happens to be in the bathroom!
So we are comfortable, but every day it’s another trip to town to buy a few more cans of gas, and fooling around with the generator. At least we can keep our elderly neighbor in water for flushing and drinking, and the animals aren’t hurting, either.
And so the meteorological winter season comes to us a little earlier than we had wanted to meet it. With the time change, it already feels like darkest winter by 5 PM!