At 3:00 AM, 2/9/13, the snow on top of my
mailbox measured 9".
Saturday Morning was bright and sunny, which
made the job of cleaning up a little more cheerful. Nine inches
of snow wasn't so bad. It was light and powdery. It could have
Even the cats found it was fun to play in the
snow, and chased each other first one way and then the other,
hopping up and down through the drifts that were over their
The sun helped keep ice from forming, so very
little salt was needed on the sidewalks. A sign of changing times
are the satellite dishes on the roofs of many of the houses on
Sanford Street, breaking away from the cable company's monopoly
on TV and Internet Services. Last year's Hurricane Sandy, pulling
down cable TV lines along with electric lines, was the final
straw for many of us.
The storm was much worse to the north of us, but
for East Orange "Cool-Cats", Nemo was no match.