Thanksgiving eve the first Nor’easter of the season arrived and packed a wallop.
Although fresh snow is always beautiful, it was wet and heavy and did a lot of damage.
There were almost a quarter of a million New Hampshire households without power for up to five days resulting in it being the fourth largest storm damage in state history.
On Sunday, we put in a couple of hours of hard work and went through several saws, but the downed branches have been chopped up and hauled off.
We were one of the lucky ones because our power stayed on, we were warm, and we enjoyed a delicious Thanksgiving meal with family. It’s always handy to have a daughter and son-in-law who have exceptional skills in the kitchen.
Thanksgiving weekend for me always means putting up Christmas decorations. My decorations are like my gardens – cottage variety. I have ornaments from my grandparents, mother, aunt, mother-in-law, daughter, and ones from trips we have taken. Each one has a memory when I unwrap and hang them. The Santa tree topper was a gift from my grandfather when I was about five years old. He’s seen better days, but it wouldn’t be our tree without him.
My grandson helped me move things down from the attic, unpack, and he even gifted me with a village arrangement where Snoopy could drive his sleigh and Frosty could sell his carrots. My daughter always had a special spot in her heart for Snoopy and the grands love him too.
Here’s hoping your holiday weather was more temperate and you had a lovely Thanksgiving. As we approach the countdown to Christmas, good luck shopping for those special gifts because there’s only 24 days left, but who’s counting. 🙂
Photo color note: I took some of the snow photos a little after 6 a.m. while others were taken mid morning when the sun was rising. The difference in time certainly affected the color.