PCP: The Ice Storm

For me, this was a very big issue. Moving from the West Coast to the Northern East Coast was about as much of a change as you could get and I was afraid it might be more than Mrs B could handle. One of my former Bibleschool classmates was from Georgia and she had married an alumnist and moved up north. And she was absolutely miserable, to the point of seriously wondering if she’d made the wrong choice in who she had married. I saw all of that and while it resolved just fine, the poor guy was made miserable for quite a time. I was concerned I would have something of the same experience.

Ha!

That first winter, we had a horrible icestorm, one of the worst since the 90’s. EVERYTHING was covered in ice and people lost power for weeks. And Mrs B loved every single second of it. She loved going outside and making a snowman (she still does this at least once a season even now). She loved driving to work while going half the speed limit. While she wasn’t a huge fan of the cold, she did like that she could cuddle up to me for warmth and I wouldn’t push her away. I tend to run a bit hot and in the summer, another body next to mine is just too much for me but during the winter when it’s cold, it is just fine. So she quickly learned to take advantage of the season while she could, hahahaa. We went snowshoeing, we went sledding. We never went ski’ing but that had more to do with both of us not being the athletic type or enjoying that kind of thing.

So, our first winter set the tone for the years to come. Mrs B was happy and I was happy that she was happy. It has worked out pretty well so far, so I’m not inclined to mess with the formula ๐Ÿ˜€

Next week will be the Happily Ever After ending, so please look forward to it.

26 thoughts on “PCP: The Ice Storm

    1. It was really brutal. Trees snapped all winter long because they were so glazed in ice. A LOT of people bought generators after that time ๐Ÿ˜€

      But thankfully, we were on the same power grid as the town wastewater treatment plant, so we just rode their coat tails of being important and never lost power, hahahha

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  1. I am from NC and my wife is from Texas, but we both loved the two times we lived in the snowy Midwest. Five years wasn’t enough for me to lose my Southern joy every time I saw snow.

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  2. Oh man, I sort of worried about how the snow/cold up here would scare off my girlfriend too but the upsides (and the things we do to make it worthwhile too) made it so that it was far less torturing than it could’ve been. Hopefully, she won’t get back on that plane and stay in Europe or something hahaha

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  3. If that massive ice storm didn’t dissuade Mrs. B., you had to know you were home free at that point! Mrs. Chess only had to get adjusted to suburban life after an urban upbringing, and she handled the change quite nicely. The Happily Ever After edition is next, and I am here for it. I will have popcorn ready and waiting.๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. I’m not a big fan of the cold either, but I do love being able to experience the changing of the seasons (makes you appreciate the warmer months all the more) and there is also something to be said of the beauty and intensity of ice and snow storms. I mean, I wouldn’t want to get them all the time, but every once in a while you get a big one and I would feel like a kid again wanting to go out, build snow forts and snowmen and make snow angels and all that fun stuff.

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  5. I’m having such a great time reading this adventure! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I went through my first (and sadly, only) ice storm in the late 90’s in Northern Georgia and I LOVED it. The sound the ice makes as it’s falling, the bright, glittery look of everything once it’s over. It’s magic!

    Of course, getting my 5 speed manual transmission up the hill from our street was an adventure in itself. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. yeah, 97 or 98 was that icestorm I think. It was pretty bad up north here.
      I started on a manual but once my knees started bothering me, I only consider automatics now ๐Ÿ˜€

      And I’m glad you’re having fun. It has been fun to not only showcase it, but go into the story behind the story…

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