Tuesday, February 12, 2013

It's a Small World After All



You thought The Great Snowstorm of 2013 only affected New York, Hartford, Boston and Portland?  The world is so small today that the ripples reached Florida.  Canceled flights kept some lobster red New Englanders down here scrambling for places to stay and prevented the next round of pale-faced visitors from getting their expensive new sunburns.

There is certainly a serious side to a big storm like this one.  Close friends in eastern Massachusetts had a 40 foot tree come down in the middle of the night, crunching two cars.  One of the limbs came through the wall of the bedroom where they were sleeping.  They are OK and insurance will take care of most of the financial damage, but it was frightening and a reminder of Mother Nature's power.

32 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your friend's experience sounds like what one would see on a TV commercial for insurance.

EG CameraGirl said...

That certainly was a powerful storm, Jack. Your friends had a very scary experience!

Andy said...

That's a bonus being able to stay extra days in Florida.

Cezar and Léia said...

An impressive storm, I was terrified by the news!
Léia

Sue said...

Be careful who you call Pale Face, Snowbird.

Luis Gomez said...

You are so right Jack!

RamblingRound said...

Mother Nature sure has a way of changing people's plans! Now that was a scary ordeal for your friends. Hope all is taken care of shortly, and stay warm down south!

Ed said...

Glad your friends are all right. We were lucky and didn't suffer any damage despite many trees losing limbs around us.

Virginia said...

My friend Mary works for a major airline. I think she might need another trip to Paris to help her unwind!
Glad your friends are safe, Jack.
V

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, that was a close call...glad nobody was hurt!

Sharon said...

Sorry about your friend's troubles. Having grown up in Illinois I remember those things happening quite often. In fact we had a tree smash through our kitchen one year during a summer storm. We were not in the room at the time so we were okay but the house needed major repairs. We also had a tree near the street crash down on a friend's car while he was having dinner with us. "Crash....what was that....oh a tree just fell on your car". It's funny.....now.

Birdman said...

That a lot more damage that 35.5 inches of whiteness. Good luck to them and the dealing w/ the 'hartford' and that red umbrella. Grin.

Leslie D. said...

Spooky about the tree! Carmel is packed with trees and every storm blows a few over (you just hope it's not your time). Meanwhile I must say, you've got quite a nice set up there poolside!

RedPat said...

Friends of mine were forced to spend 2 extra days in West Palm Beach on the weekend - the hardship of it all. ;-)

Sylvia K said...

That is frightening and what a nightmare!! Glad your friends weren't hurt, but it is sad about their cats and the damage to their house!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Pretty dramatic happenings as a result of the storm. Looks rather nice where you are :). Enjoy while you can!!!!!

VP said...

Unexpected and quite frightening...

Chrissy Brand said...

Great observations and a fun shot Jack

cieldequimper said...

I hope you aren't lobster red.

We should never underestimate Mother Nature.

Lowell said...

What a great photo! You have a really sneaky sense of humor.

Remember to put on sunscreen when you hit the golf course.

Michelle said...

Enjoy your time without the snow!

Taken For Granted said...

Jack, I was once snowed in while visiting San Francisco. The Midwest was closed, and I couldn't fly back. When I did finally get back, found my car under a deep snowdrift. Fortunately it still ran, and I was able to dig it out.

Kate said...

Don't fool with Mother Nature; she can be pretty lethal.

Randy said...

Scary.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes Mother Nature must have gotten out of the bed on the wrong side that day Jack.. I do like your pool reflections, I almost made a coffee and sat and read the paper with you !!

Ali Crehan said...

I am glad your friends are ok - how terrifying. So many of our friends have had similar things happen and I know very well how lucky my family was to come through this storm with just a little cold spell in the house.

SRQ said...

You're livin' the good life, Jack. Now, get back out there and snap some photos!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The snowstorm of the century is only a headline when you get to hang out in Florida. How nice to have a getaway.

LONDONLULU said...

How frightening, glad your friends are OK. Such an immense storm, but if there was ever a place to be while it raged, it would be FL!

CaT said...

thats a terrible experience. luckily nothing happened to them!
we have high trees next to the living room, especially during sandy i was a little scared at times, and happy that it isnt right next to the bedroom...

Stefan Jansson said...

Scary report from your neighbour.

William Kendall said...

It doesn't take much; shut down operations at one or two major airports, and it becomes a domino effect across the continent and beyond. And that storm was a bad one.