Our Journey Raising Two Children with Special Needs

This blog chronicles our life raising two children, Nicholas 14, diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome and Weston 17, diagnosed with Autism/Asperger's/ADHD. It's the ups, the downs, the joys, the sorrows and most importantly, the beauty of living a life less perfect, a life more meaningful.




Monday, December 27, 2010

Howling Winds all through the Night

It was indeed a powerful storm last night as strong winds and heavy snow blasted our area. The snow is still falling with occasional strong gusts of wind. So far, we have about 17 inches of snow on the ground.

Overnight, we had sustained winds of 33 mph with wind gusts recorded as high as 80 mph on the islands off the coast of Massachusetts. In coastal communities like Scituate, they experienced intense flooding with damaged homes and waves in the neighborhood of 30 feet. It was indeed like a snow hurricane. Of course there are lots of power outages, luckily not us this time!

A "state of emergency" has been declared with only emergency personnel allowed on the roads.



See how the snow is sticking to the side of the house. The snow was blowing against it all night.



The trees covered by snow.

front step


bird feeders


We know we've had a powerful storm when screens are covered with snow.


It was also bitterly cold as you can see from our front light.



Trees covered with snow


Pete scraping the driveway. Front bushes covered in snow.


There is an apple tree buried somewhere in this pile of snow from the plow.


A pretty tree

Heavy snow blanketing the trees

It is still snowing. The winds are continuing to gust as we are now "digging out" and trying to stay warm.