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Michele Pesula Kuegler is the founder of PeKu Publications and chief foodie at Think Tasty. She runs this one-woman show focusing on creating new recipes to delight her family, friends, and herself.

Blizzard of 2013

by Michele Pesula Kuegler on February 11th, 2013

Located in New Hampshire, a good portion of this past weekend was consumed by Winter Storm Nemo.  With heavy snow falling late Friday afternoon, my husband, teenagers, and I were home with no plans to go outside.  From late Friday afternoon until midday Saturday, the snow fell  heavily and the wind howled, but we emerged unscathed.  We were fortunate, as we never lost power, satellite, or internet.  Although our yard had about two feet of snow, with drifts up to four or five feet, inside our house was snug.

This major storm gave us the opportunity do different things.  Instead of teens making plans to go to the movies or my husband and I going on a date, we all stayed home.  A relaxing dinner around the dining room table was followed by some family tv watching.  The best part of the evening was the kids wanting to play a family game, instead of retreating to bedrooms, after watching tv.

Saturday morning we studied the yard, from the warmth of inside.  Snow piled up against bushes, our front porch, and the chicken coop.  In other spots, the wind had blown portions of the walkway free of all snow.  Nemo definitely left its mark.

I do know how fortunate we were, as there still are over 100,000 customers without power in our neighboring states.  Our weekend of family time could have been much different without heat and light.  However, we were lucky and were granted some comfortable family time to spend together.


2 Responses to “Blizzard of 2013”
  1. Lori S. says:

    For me that is the best part of living in the north…snow days! They are a great time to reconnect as you said.

  2. Michele says:

    Yes, I find it amazing that a weather event such as this can do so much for family time!

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