It’s Getting Cold

Autumn in New England is like no other place in the world. This is the only place where you have to scrape the ice off of your windshield in the morning, drive to work with the heat on in your car and then on the way home, have to have the air conditioner on… Temperatures greatly vary here during the month of October. One day it can be 70° and then you can wake up to 20° the next morning. We are currently in that trend right now. Last week,…

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It’s Raining, there must be a Party at Mark’s House…

Storm Clouds over Mark's House

Let’s see, Hamburgers… check Hot Dogs… check buns… check condiments… check drinks… check What is it that I seem to be forgetting?  Oh yeah, that’s right…  Umbrellas, ponchos and anything else that is going to keep my guests warm and dry. You may be thinking, what the hell is he talking about?  I’ll tell you…  Anytime that I plan to have party at my house it rains.  You think that I am joking, lets look at this. We had scheduled my daughter Ashleigh’s 13th birthday party for Sunday, May 31,…

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Waiting for some Lightning Storms

On average, the end of May and through the month of June here in Rhode Island is the strongest chance of strong to severe thunderstorms throughout the year.  This has not been the case over the past couple of years though. We usually get 1-2 “Severe” storms and then about 6-12 strong storms in the area.  But the past two years, we have not had any severe storms and only 3 or 4 strong storms. For some reason, the storms roar through Connecticut and once they hit the Rhode Island line, they either dissipate…

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We made it through the Blizzard of 2015

Blizzard of 2015

After 31″ of snow, four hours of shoveling and numerous cups of hot chocolate, I think that I can safely say that we made it through the Blizzard of 2015 fine.  We sustained no damage to any of our property and did not loose power at all during the storm. As of 11:00am on Wed. January 28th our road is plowed (still covered with snow, but passable).  Most roads in Burrillville have been plowed and can be driven on without any major issues. Leigh and the girls did not have…

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