Where Was Bear??? (With SnowView)

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  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    "Thank You" to so many of you who were worried about me, but my MIA Status was mainly due to a lack of Volts, Amps, Watts, and internet service at the Bear Den.
    It started snowing at 7:30 AM, last Saturday. 
    At 11:30 AM, we already had 6" on the ground, and our electric had just gone out.
    By 4 PM we had 12" of snow, and it kept coming until 12:30 AM, when the total on the ground here added up to 18" of a very heavy wet snow.

    I was snow-blowing from 1:00 AM until 4:30 AM to get my areas cleaned up.

    I could only go half way down my Son's driveway, because there was a 50,000 Volt electric cable down across his main driveway. He plowed the other end, and the secondary part of his driveway too, so he could get out, by-passing that cable.

    Most of the leaves are still on the trees around here, and that is the reason everyone suffered so much damage. Trees are down all over the place in the area, and we just got our electric back last night, after nearly 6 days.

    It took 4 days for the plows to get to my house, and 5 days for the electric company to show up in this area.

    Although it was A PITA, we survived, and had a little fun here & there along the way.

    Used my Weber "Q" a few times, and even made a few things on my woodstove (First time!).

    I think I used about $40 worth of gas in the generator.

    I replied to most PMs & emails I got from you guys, and I will get to the rest real soon.

    Thanks to so many of you for your concern!!!    And I missed you all too !!!

    Below are a few pics for your pleasure---LOL----Especially you Florida guys who miss out on all the white fun!!


    We kept warm!!!




    Hard on my trees!!!


    Our mailboxes are under the fallen trees:


    My road looking North, beyond the area I cleaned up (looked like this for 4 days):


    Same day---My road looking South beyond my driveway entrance---- Nice Tunnel, huh??


    Hmmmmm, what's cooking???


    Cream Chip Beef on Toast !!!!


    Plated up for Bear's first helping:


    How 'bout some eggs????


  2. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sure you not here in Alaska wiff me???

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great photo's Bear!

    Glad your back, Buddy!
  4. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, great pictures Bear. They make me so glad I live in Florida. I really hate the cold and 6 days without power would have me climbing the walls. I have a generator in case we have any bad storms or hurricanes but I have never had to endure anything longer than 6-8 hours without power. It's funny, you normally don't think about it but when you lose power you forget just how many things it affects. Always good to be prepared. Glad you and your family are safe. 
  5. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Wow....sorry to hear that Bear.  Glad you got by okay -- you have the tools and skills for it.  Great pictures....looks like what we'll have to soon here in North East Ohio.....
  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hmmm, mystery solved. Thought the Bear had gone into hibernation for the winter. Glad you're OK,,,,,,being born & raised in NYC I've been through my share of snow and can't say I miss it...lol.
  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Rich !!!

    I'm sure you'll blow right by us in footage soon.


    Thank You Al !!


    Thanks Shooter!

    The best words I can think of for these Nor'Easters--------"Serious PITA !!!"

  8. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WOW looks like you got buried pretty good!!!
  9. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Looks like you got hammered [​IMG].That's a breakfast fit for a king.So you got to go indoor camping.
  10. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Hey Buddy I had no idea you were in that mess but I was wondering where you were. Glad to see everything is ok...Take care...
  11. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for taking the hit for us Bear, them sort of storms usually track a little higher and dump on us. It's really nice to be off the grid for a bit, but after a day or so it gets old. glad ya got through it. Dan
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011
  12. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yay! I kinda thought that might be what was going on. Pictures are great Papa Bear. Glad you survived it. The wood burning stove is just beautiful as is your cabin. Hugs me brutha! Stay warm!
  13. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hey Bear,

    I was wondering where you had been, I thought the storm might have knocked out your power.

    Really???  ummm..., you were out at 1:30 in the morning (I can't type that word, it locks up the 'puter), why couldn't it wait for the daytime?

    I read you post until I came to the part about the pics, then I clicked on the scroll, closed my eyes and moved it to the bottom of the page, started reading from the last post up, that's some fine looking grub, what's that behind the stove, you got a picture of green grass, ......so you don't forget what it looks like.  LOL

    Glad to see your back, ahhh...., stay warm!!!

  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad to see you back up and running 
  15. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Beautiful pics!

    Country boys can survive!

    Green grass?  Hmmmm?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  16. shtrdave

    shtrdave Smoking Fanatic

    18" that is what we usually get around here, only got about 8" here started around 6:30 am on Saturday.

    No pictures, it is just something I am used to so figured why take pictures, I will be seeing it almost everyday very shortly.

    The snow outside looking out your windows with the fire burning, just gives you a warm toasty feeling.
  17. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin wood stove Bear!  I like the antler outlet covers too!!!!
  18. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man, too soon.[​IMG]  I was raised in Texas and was used to seeing snow fall and melt immediately[​IMG],I would imagine how it would be to actually get snow on the ground , then I moved to oihO with Trish and found I hate Snow[​IMG].

    Goes to show you, be careful what you wish for......

    just sayin'...

    Good to hear from you Bear,gladyou're OK[​IMG]

    Stan   aka   oldschool
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011
  19. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome photo's, I love the cooking setup there.
  20. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    I feel bad cuz I'm still wearing shorts, t-shirts and flip flops here in cali. glad you're back.

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