Day 1831: Bombs

We’ve been dealing with a few bombs here on the east coast of the USA, including

While many people around us had to suffer through flooding, power outages, and loss of heat, we somehow avoided those bombs.  Or, to quote another weapon-oriented phrase used by my bf (Boy Friend, Best Friend, Bomb deFuser) Michael: “We dodged a bullet, baby.”

Want to see some photos from yesterday and guess which one was not taken by me? Bombs away!










Here’s what happens when you search YouTube for “Trevor Noah bomb”:


Gratitude incoming for all those who helped me write this post and — of course! — to you, no matter what bombs you’re dealing with today.

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31 thoughts on “Day 1831: Bombs

  1. Glad you’re ok. Saw the perfect storm in events in Boston…cold, snow, high tides, flooding…yikes.

  2. So glad you dodged that bullet — so sorry for those who didn’t!

    Looked awful!

  3. I was totally expecting a photo-bomb in there. Stay warm! It’s cold even down here in Va.

  4. I’m a little in awe of the snow bombs on the windows. I hope everyone stays safe.

  5. I encourage everyone to enroll in the master Grumpy Bomb drop

  6. Glad you’re safe. I would guess that you didn’t take the photo of the flooded street outside. I certainly wouldn’t venture outdoors with so much water at my feet. I don’t envy you when the polar vortex hits and everything freezes. It’s bitter cold here but sunny. Stay warm and dry. Carol

  7. Marcia Dubreuil

    SO glad that you and Michael and your wonderful house weathered the storm. You must be in just the right spot, as in “move your house to the lee of the stone, Mrs. Brisby.”
    We too are hopeful that each day brings us closer to the end of our long national nightmare, but we no longer rely on a sense of decency in the administration’s collaborators to save us. Taking to the streets remains a ready option, regardless of the weather!

  8. If I had to hazard a guess it would be that you did not take the picture of the flooded street but that Michael bravely stepped out into the weather. To use the parlance of comedians, including the brilliant Mr. Noah, I either bombed or I killed. Here’s hoping the recent weather bomb soon gives way to temperatures that are more balmy.

    • I did not take that picture of the flooding that was SO close to us but neither did Michael. However, Michael did bravely step out into the weather to shovel out my car, which was covered in a huge snow drift. Right now, I’m hoping the incredibly cold temperatures don’t kill us. Thanks for killing it, as usual, with this comment.

  9. Let’s pray there are no nuclear bombs activated on earth. Happy New Year. That’s some storm. I returned home after being gone for almost two weeks. Looking forward to your 2018 blogs, Ann. They are the bomb.

  10. I hope that flooded street wasn’t yours! But the photos of your storm are quite lovely (viewed from a distance). Did you take the bomb as an opportunity to defrost your freezer? That’s the only explanation I can think of for the ice or snow in your sink, unless you had to chisel your way out a frozen door or something.

    Somehow, I don’t think the view from the windows of your new home will ever be boring.

    • That snow fell in through the window when we were trying to rescue a screen that was in danger of blowing off. Also, when I tried to leave through a side door, a huge drift deposited a lot of snow inside.

      That flooded street was VERY close to us, but our home weathered the storm beautifully.

      Somehow, I don’t think your views will ever be boring.

      • Better that the snow fell in through the window than that it fell in through the roof! At least, a window you can close. Although, it probably didn’t land conveniently in the sink.

        To your New Year’s wishes,I want to add the wish and hope that you. Michael, Aaron, your cats and all the floors of your home stay dry and warm.

  11. Bombs away… I’d say for sure, the pic you didn’t take, is of the sea-shore. Well there must be Bombs going off everywhere, Down here in Geelong We’ve been Bombed with a 110’F boiling hot day !!

  12. Whoever took it, the fourth picture is beautifully composed

  13. I’m so glad that your new house by the ocean has stayed safe of this big bomb cyclone of a winter storm, Ann. Yikes, it’s a big one, for sure.

  14. I have family coming out to Los Angeles tomorrow JUST because they need a break from the cold. I’m originally (and proudly) from Boston as well. But, it’s been 23 years since I moved to Los Angeles and I have to say, I don’t miss the cold and snow at all. Sending you some warm vibes — glad you’re all doing okay. Be safe and remember, it’s always good to visit California during your winter months (it’s chilly here for us as well, today, it was 61 degrees….that’s chilly for us!). 😉

    • Thank you for the warm vibes, Carmen. I’ve often considered moving to California and if these snow and cold bombs keep coming, maybe I will!

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