Surviving Nemo | Our First Blizzard

Well, here were are on the other side of a history making storm. We made it through Nemo and thankfully did not lose our power. We ventured out into the yard yesterday for a bit to check things out despite the crazy winds that continued to drift the snow. Its hard to tell what the final total was for where we live, but there is well over a foot.

I was able to take some video on my iPhone with these handy gloves my mother-in-law had given me last Christmas. If you want to keep your hands warm but still be able to navigate your phone I highly suggest grabbing yourself a pair. I had completely forgotten about them until T.J. dug them out of my winter accessory basket. Yay!

We went back outside today for much longer. The wind has finally settled down and the sun is shining. Tomorrow’s weather looks a bit interesting as an ice and rain storm is forecasted.

My parents, who live in Rhode Island, lost their power until late last night. They didn’t have heat, but could cook with their gas stove. They didn’t think the storm was too bad as they lived through the blizzard of 1978. They got over a foot of snow and are just starting to dig out today. Their biggest complaint was not having any coffee! I told my mom that she should keep some instant coffee on hand, but its hard to convince someone that instant is a good solution when they are so addicted to Dunkin Donuts and Honey Dew coffee.

What would be the one thing you wouldn’t be able to go without if you lost the power?

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About Candice

Candice is a mom of three under 5. Originally from the smallest state of Rhode Island, now living in Connecticut. From working gal to stay-at-home mom, she is walking the path of the Modern Mom.


  1. Great balance that baby has! I was wondering where you were originally from? Did you experience snow at all? I have always found it neat when others first experience events we take for granted because we have always known it. I was born, raised and still live in Massachusetts.

  2. Wow, you got like double the amount that I did. Love the video!! I’m glad you didn’t lose power. I lost it for 8 days after Sandy, and the one thing I had the hardest time living without was hot coffee first thing in the morning.

  3. How much snow did you get exactly? I think I might have missed that. Glad you are all safe, and you baby looks cute playing in the snow!


  4. Oh my goodness – here in Tennessee, we wouldn’t KNOW what to do. We got 3 inches a few weeks ago and EVERYTHING in town shut down – gas stations, banks. Crazy!

  5. Glad you and your family are safe ๐Ÿ™‚ Losing oiwer during those storms is no fun. I grew up in Maine and we’d lose power at least once per winter, but fortunately not usually for more than a day. We did get seriously snowed in once that I remember: the snow was almost to the tops of the doors & windows! Super-dark in the house, but lots of fun to play in outside.

  6. So glad you made it through Nemo okay. Hopefully you’ll be able to enjoy the snow. I couldn’t live without my internet – I hate power outages!

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