Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

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Monday Mischief: Nor’easter Double Whammy

on November 19, 2012

Well, Mother Nature was the undisputed mischief maker again last week – just a couple of days after we finally got power back in our area after Hurricane Sandy, we got hit with a nor’easter that dumped 7 inches of heavy snow on us.

And then had the nerve to throw us into freezing darkness yet again with another blackout.

Close call outside our living room window.

The snow was so heavy that the branches of the huge trees around our house were weighed down to the ground and formed a white curtain around us. Some of those branches were broken at the trunk.

Two 50 year old trees behind our house met when their limbs were weighed down to the ground. Those long limbs are usually 20 feet off the ground. It almost looked like they were holding hands for strength….or blocking our view to the devastation we didn’t know was happening in the back end of the yard.

We’ve had blizzards that have covered us with almost 3 feet of snow. And they were beautiful. But never have they carried the destructive power of this snow.

Downed 60-foot tree next to our bedroom window. We were surrounded!

We lost more trees and large limbs because the trees were already compromised by the hurricane just a week before.

Large low branch broken off another 50 year old tree….and aimed right at the bedroom window!

And, frighteningly, the snow weighed down the tarp on our broken roof enough to cause more damage – the bedroom ceiling is now even more cracked and has bowed further inward. Needless to say, my stress level is pretty darned high right now.

The roofer can’t come until the day after Thanksgiving. Once he assesses the damage, he has to order the materials to rebuild the trusses, roofing materials, soffits, etc. After that we need to replace the shingles that broke off and find someone to fix the ceiling. I have no idea how long this will take, but my guess is that we won’t be done until after the first of the year sometime – well into winter.

Speechless. That used to be a tall tree….

We love snow. Usually we can’t get enough of it. But this year – just this once – we’d like it to hold off until those of us with roof damage have been made whole again. As much as I love snow, I prefer it to be outside of my house and not sleeping in the bedroom with us!

Note to Mother Nature: If we send you some really good dark chocolate, could you smile on us for just a little while? πŸ˜‰

Oh come on – give me some snow I can PLAY in!

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42 responses to “Monday Mischief: Nor’easter Double Whammy

  1. Sorry to hear the snow is causing so much trouble. Feel free to send it my way!

  2. Please tell me if mother nature will accept the chocolate – think I will send her some chocolate too – or a squeakie toy – if she would smile for me too ;o)

  3. Wow, not good. I’ve been thinking about the mischief in your neck of the woods. Glad you guys are OK….ish.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Haha Yes, “ish” is extremely appropriate right now! We’re holding our breath waiting for the roofer to give us his quote this Friday. The insurance adjuster came last week and it appears the repairs are more extensive than we even realized. My concern is – just how long will it take for an extremely over-burdened roofer to get to our job? Ugh!

  4. 2browndawgs says:

    Wow that is something. You have really had your share. You definitely need a break.

    Normally we get a lot of snow up by our cabin. My husband actually rakes our roof to take it off. Whenever we have to replace it, we are going to get a metal roof. That will allow the snow to slide right off. Hubby is getting too old to be out raking a roof.

  5. Oh we do hope the snow holds off for you before anymore damage is done. Our paws and fingers are crossed. Have a good Monday if you can.
    Best wishes Molly

  6. Mollie says:

    Oh that’s so unfair, we hope the snow goes before anymore damage is done..Thinking of you guyz.. Take care xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  7. Hey Daisy, Jet here.

    I’m quite unfamiliar with the white stuff, being a tropical K9 and all. However, Mom was raised in NJ and she told me that your Nor’easter was very, very mischievous, especially after horrible Hurricane Sandy.

    Your pictures paint a powerful picture of Mother Nature’s force. We’re so sorry you lost such old and wise trees and most especially sorry to learn of your home’s damage.

    If we can help with resources or support, please let us know. Mom said she went through extensive damage after Hurricane Andrew 20 years ago… no power for 32 days, warping from the extreme heat, $92,000 damage in 1992 dollars! And, Mom had NO furniture because she and Mr. Fred had just finished 13 months of renovation! So, Mom got pretty good at resourcing…

    Make sure they check for mold, especially with any water damage… it goes into the walls and you suffer with breathing issues years later. 😦

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thank you so much Jet, that’s so very kind of you! We’re doing okay, just nervously waiting to get this roof fixed so the winter weather won’t be so threatening….and of course, we’re hoping hard that insurance will cover most of the repairs, which are now climbing…. Ack! But WOW about what your mom went through with Andrew!!! YIKES!!!

  8. jan says:

    Not even Mother Nature should be able to resist dark chocolate.

  9. Will and Eko says:

    Bad things usually come in threes, but hopefully you guys can catch a break! Cheers for staying positive.

  10. Bassetmomma says:

    Holy moly! Did you guys ever get dumped on! Tell Mother Nature to send it here, we haven’t gotten any yet and I think you guys have enough to deal with. Your pictures are beautiful though. Sorry you missed Jazzi’s card exchange, but we will still send you a Christmas card if you e-mail us your address. (bassetmomma at hotmail dot com) πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That’s so sweet of you Janet! We’ve been so tied up with everything around here (and Thanksgiving couldn’t have come at a worse time!) that I haven’t even been online that much, except for work. What a crazy time this has been!

  11. The Hook says:

    Tell Mother Nature to back off or The Hook is going to have words with her… And you know which words I’ll use!

  12. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    Wow guys you sure have been having it tough! I’m sending you lots of hugs and I’m offering to take some of that snow (not all cos it sounds like a lot), cos I’ve never seen snow – Mum says she’ll happily take the chocolate….

    Good luck and I hope you get fixed up really soon,

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Thank you Snoopy! If you ever visit the northeast in winter, we could have a blast playing in the snow together! We’ll give our moms some good chocolate, and I’m sure they’ll let us do whatever we want! πŸ˜‰

  13. This is big-time stress! The double whammy really is shocking, you poor things. I know we always go to the place of “it could always be worse” but I think in this case it’s perfectly fine and reasonable to just admit it’s really a difficult time! I wondered about how long it would take to get anyone to even come and look at your roof! If you can be good as new early in the new year then that’s not bad, considering how much damage there is all around you! Thanks for sharing the photos! It really does make the whole things “real” with an entirely different perspective.

    Let’s really hope the winter is a mild one! I really do hope so! Daisy looks adorable in her sweater! πŸ™‚ Life doesn’t seem to have thrown her any major curve balls! LOL!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Haha No thank goodness Daisy did fine once the hurricane passed and her nerves settled. I really do think she enjoyed having everyone around for so many days! We think the same way as you, that it could have been much, much worse. So many people lost absolutely everything, and some even lost family members. So we’re absolutely blessed to be living in our home, to not have been flooded, and to have our family safe. It’s all about perspective.

  14. We so sorry to hear of all the trouble you are having with mother nature. We’re hoping that things will improve for you soon.

    Your friend,

    Tiffy the Yorkie

  15. onebluedog says:

    Brrrrrrrr! I hope your roof will be all better soon and that you can stay nice warm! I will send mother nature chocolate. I don’t mind, especially since I cannot eat it anyway…I will have to be pretty sneaky to get it away from mom though!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      LOL My mom guards her favorite chocolate too, but I think she’d be willing to share it this time just to calm Mother Nature down a bit! We’re expecting more snow tomorrow, but it isn’t supposed to be a lot, so hopefully it won’t cause more damage.

  16. Clowie says:

    I’m always sad when trees are damaged. The snow is beautiful, but it must be a real worry when you have roof problems already!

    • raisingdaisy says:

      I agree, I hate it when trees are lost or damaged, and it’s even worse when they’re as old and tall as these. So many trees were lost in our area that the street profiles have actually changed. Such a shame. We also love snow and we always look forward to it, but you’re right that this time was different. We can’t wait until the roof is fixed so we can enjoy snow again worry-free!

  17. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are in the midst of a great Thanksgiving weekend!

  18. Oh Daisy! I love da new background! So sorry we haven’t been around! mOm got caught up with da workload and procrastination started to kick in! We’re so sorry we haven’t revisited in so long!!!!

  19. kolytyi says:

    Has Mother Nature accepted your offer about dark chocolate against sunshine instead of snow? I think this should be a really fair deal!

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