3 A Little Later In the Afternoon

I wasn’t quite as adventurous in the afternoon and decided to stay on the porch for more pictures. Call me a porch warrior in these. But one knows it is later, as figure 31 shows more of the snow melted from the street. The view in figure 31 is toward Cunard Road, and there is a large pile of branches stacked on the curb along Taunton.


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Figure 31: Melting Snow On Street


A better view of the melting snow can be seen in figures 32.


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Figure 32: More Melting Snow On Street


Oblique views can be seen in figures 33 and 34.


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Figure 33: Still More Melting Snow On Street, Looking Southeast



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Figure 34: Still More Melting Snow On Street, Looking Southwest


A view of North Park Academy is seen in figure 35.


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Figure 35: View of North Park Academy


3.1 More Neighbors’ Damage

Some of the damage our neighbors took is visible in the photographs in this section. Damage to shrubs from one of my neighbors is seen in figure 36.


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Figure 36: Damage To Shrubs


Looking a bit more to the east, a tree whose branches have clearly fallen2 are visible in figure 37.


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Figure 37: Damage To Large Tree


The neighbor had a larger tree compared to my landlord, so the damage is just that much greater. Branches from that tree are now seen in the yard as shown in figures 38 and 39.


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Figure 38: Damage To Yard



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Figure 39: More Damage To Yard


Branches fell toward the same shrubs shown in figure 36 in the picture shown in in figure 39.

3.2 Now Re-Venturing Into the Street

It was time for me to go back into the street. I looked west along Taunton and had the view in figures 40 and 41.


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Figure 40: Looking Westbound On Taunton



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Figure 41: Still Looking Westbound On Taunton


Both pictures show a damaged street sign toward the left, but it’s not certain if that was caused by the storm or was there before.

I had the opportunity to talk to some people who lived east of me on Taunton. They too were taking pictures of the damage, and I had the opportunity to have them take a picture of the broken utility pole shown in figure 26 as mentioned back in 2.6. Thses folks seein in figure 42.


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Figure 42: Looking Eastbound On Taunton


3.3 Creative Cooling Solutions

At this point, we were about 16 hours into the power failure, and we were looking for ways to keep food from spoilage. At noon, we ate a lot of bacon from a two pound package3 by frying it up. We found soup in the freezer as well as materials for a pot pie. It didn’t matter to either of us that I mixed beef and chicken in the soup,

Some soda was acquired and put into the snow as shown in figure 43. The food which I couldn’t eat up quickly was set in the snow as seen in figure 44, as well as the bacon packed in snow in figure 45.


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Figure 43: Creative Cooling Solutions For Soda



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Figure 44: Creative Cooling Solutions for Food



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Figure 45: More Creative Cooling Solutions for Bacon