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07 February 2010 @ 10:43 am
Blizzard Part II  
Pictures of the storm's aftermath: have a look

My parents will not get power restored at their home until the 12th. (!!)

Their worthless snow-removal service (they live in a neighborhood where their grounds are maintained for them, theoretically) never cleared their driveway, which had several feet of snow in it. Ray wound up clearing it, then he and Mom packed up some clothing and Tootsie (their kitty) and went looking for a hotel.

They had to go to FOUR different hotels in their area before they found one that would take them- and only if they could pay cash. I feel so bad.


This is why we don't live out in the boonies.
Mako, Director of The Ancient Order of Sidewalksjo_mako on February 7th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
Son of a bitch! I hope your parents make it alright. My family are lucky in that the power stayed on in Uniontown. My uncle, who is a handyman, is the neighbourhood hero on his block because he has a heavy duty snow blower that's apparently getting one hell of a work out.
Miusheri: spoon too bigmiusheri on February 7th, 2010 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks- best of luck to your family in U-town!

Yeah, that's the real kick in the teeth: my folks had a snowblower (bought just after the Blizzard of '93) and an SUV, and they got rid of both over the summer. They were forced to dig themselves out with shovels and a Pontiac sedan.

We spent over an hour shoveling our tiny strip of driveway (more like a ramp onto the street) and our sidewalk. We also helped out a guy who unsuccessfully tried to move his car out from our side streets... learning in the process that no one in our area is going anywhere without 4WD. City of Pittsburgh is notoriously bad about plowing side streets, so we don't expect any help here until later in the week. Thankfully, we're in walking distance of several grocery stores, and neither Remy nor I have to drive to work (I telecommute full time; Remy takes the bus, or can just hunker down and work from home if needed).

Some people around here also lost water after power went out to a treatment facility! Again, luckily not us...