Thursday night was the start to a weekend from hell. We asked ourselves a lot this weekend "Why did we choose this place?!?" I now will never ever think the weather man is crazy he says "freezing rain" Thursday as the rain started to fall it was so cold that it froze as it hit the ground. By 9:30pm we had lost power and didn't get it back for another 36 hours. And let me tell you what a fun filled 36 hours that was. Our neighborhood was a mess, down power lines everywhere, trees blocking roads, trees on houses. It was really kinda scary. With no power, heat or running water we ran into a few problems. And the dropping temps didn't seem to help anyone. Next thing we new the Governor had declared NH in a state of emergency to be able to release federal funds and allow for shelters to be set up. Shelters were going up all over the place. It was nutz. We lucked out and had some friends about 30 minutes south of us that we not effected by this storm. So we slept there at night and hung out here in the day time. We had to make sure the dog was okay and try to keep the house as warm as possible in the day. Freezing pipes was the talk of the neighborhood. Ben was able to get the fireplace going to allow for some heat and light the stove. We got very lucky that our house was not damaged, their are many people that were not as lucky as us. There are still thousands of people without power tonight and those shelters are still up and running.