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Redmond Report: Ice Storm Edition

It's a minor miracle that this newsletter is landing in your inbox today.

I live in Northern Massachusetts, right next to the New Hampshire border. My cable TV, then the Internet, and finally my electricity all went down Thursday night during a vicious ice storm. I spent the night listening to all the trees around me disintegrate.

For three days, my family hunkered down around the fireplace, the only source of protection against 15- to 20-degree temperatures. Finally, we bailed, largely to warm up my 2-year-old daughter who, despite the plunging temperatures (standing six feet from the flames, I could still see her breath), refused to wear socks or a proper shirt. We all fled north to my parents' house in New Hampshire where there's heat, power and warm food -- plus a couple of swell parents!

Any New England stories you have the ability to share? Send 'em (even by Pony Express) to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/15/2008 at 1:16 PM


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