NH and a killer Ice Storm

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead

Ice BerriesI've been off Active Rain for nearly a week.

New Hampshire for those of you that are unaware has suffered a terrible ice storm.

Jay and I are lucky but very cold.

Our power went out SIX days ago... yes 6 days ago and to date is still out.

Today the temperature in our home was 45 degrees and dropping. We have no running water, no Internet, no heat and are very worried about bursting pipes.

We are indeed lucky we have a motor home and while it had been winterized and all items removed and stored for the winter we were able to get if filled with propane and can sleep in it.

It has a generator but little else. No running water or potty...but it has heat! Sleeping in a tin can (motor home ) not meant for 30 degree temperatures is better than sleeping in the freezing house.

Better yes, but I am very drained and trying hard to make the best of it.

I don't know when we'll get power back and people in NH have died trying to keep warm. Four so far...imagine people dying trying to keep warm!

We're lucky, I do know that and I am very grateful for what I have!

If I can't get back on for awhile...

Merry Christmas everyone and stay warm!

You can read more and see some pictures on NHRealtyScoops.com

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Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, Southern NH and the Seacoast area real estate specialists.

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, covering southern NH and the Seacoast area. If you’re thinking of selling or buying a southern NH or Seacoast area home give us a call…we’d love to help make your home ownership dreams come true.

E-mail Jay and Monika or call or text at 603-548-7728

Jay and Monika McGillicuddy, NH REALTORS

Prudential Verani Realty

603-944-9172 direct line

603-926-3648 office

 

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Amy Margolis
Lebanon Property Management, Inc

Hi Monika,

I sure do hope your power comes back on a.s.a.p. but if you are worried about frozen pipes for yourself-or any of your clients- you might want to talk to a plumber about adding antifreeze, at least down the drains and into your toilet so the fixtures don't break.  Antifreeze does somewhat comprimize the integrity of your heating system (FHW) but when you're looking at loosing the system vs loosing a little integrity, sometimes it's worth adding it in!  Definitely advise any clients to seek a professional though but they might appreciate knowing there is something proactive they can do!

December 18, 2008 12:35 PM
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Monika McGillicuddy
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area
Prudential Verani Realty/Hampstead

We finally got our power back tonight! Thank you everyone!

December 19, 2008 06:29 PM
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Christopher Bonta
Realtor, Integrity and Honesty
The Bean Group

That's great Monika, now do you have gas in your snow plow!!!

December 19, 2008 07:49 PM
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Amanda Hall
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas
DFW Living

I thought about you a couple of times over the last few days and wondered if you were able to take shelter in your motorhome.  I hadn't considered that it would be "put away" for winter!  Yikes! 

So glad to hear that the power is back on and you are enjoying the comforts of home!

 

December 19, 2008 08:49 PM
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Dona Reynolds
St. Joseph MO
Prudential Summers Realtors

Monika, GREAT NEWS, YOU HAVE POWER!  We experienced that last year (without a motor home) Luckily, we had some firewood to get the fireplaces going but it still is not fun as we had to cook on the outdoor grill but we survived like you.  It just makes us thankful for all we have.  Hope your holiday is looking a little brighter.  Merry Christmas

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