I wasn't ready for the storm.
No snow tires on anything. Leaves in all the gutters. Grass that needs a final mowing. Storm doors to install. Painting.
I didn't intend to practice procrastination so efficiently.
But, I suspect I wasn't alone. Sorry for all the folks further Down East and up north who really took it hard. As I was pecking away at this keyboard, there were still many without power, phones, Internet and heat. Even quite a few right here in the area who hadn't made it back.
We lost power five times on Sunday. Thank goodness, it was only for an hour or two at a time. I'd just get ready to go out and crank up our Honda portable generator and the refrigerator would pop back on. An hour later, off.
Richard Latter had to deliver tires all the way down the coast to Belfast. Nobody was open. He drove the whole round trip for three deliveries and was loaded for at least a dozen stops.
Reason enough to start smoking again! He missed hitting a big old bull moose though on Route 3 coming home. Go Richard.
Believe it or not, I made the above photo of West Harbor Pond the day before the snow. It was a beautiful day with no indication, other than the weather folk (should have believed them this time) of what was heading our way.
I think we got a little better than we gave though. All in all, it could have been a lot worse.
Next time a storm is forecast, I'll be ready. Anybody know when that will be?