There is nothing beautiful about this, as the major snowstorm that hit the Northeastern United States on October 30, 2011 hit us hard.
I am writing this from a makeshift parking lot about 45 minutes from my home where I have some 3G service. We are actually here getting gas, and we have about an hour+ wait. We are told we will have no power for 10 - 14 days. On day five now; this is not pretty.
This picture looks normal for a Massachusetts snowstorm, perhaps. But this much snow on October 30th? That is when bad things happen.
Trees are down, snapped in half, all over my front and back yard and through a window and skylights in my home. Driving through neighborhoods, we feel lucky. We are alive and safe. We will repair our house.
Trying to stay warm at night and get in a hot shower every few days has become like a scavenger hunt to find heat and warmth. I have a jar of First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream with me and an EOS Lip Balm Sphere. Beside that, I forget what makeup looks like. On Sunday, thinking it wouldn't be so bad with a tiny bit of hot water left to quickly bathe, after air drying my hair I held my curling iron over the fire and was able to curl my hair. It hasn't mattered much since though. Life priorities have changed to finding a hot meal, shower (as I said) and gas.
If I can get some power and internet soon, I hope to get back to the business of beauty. Until then, take care and stay warm.