Well folks, it’s been two months or so since we’ve moved from the Northwest to Northeast. Thought it would be a fun time to share some of my findings and observations with you thus far.
We’ve all heard it, March is supposed to be: “in like a lion, out like a lamb.” I can’t lie, I’m hanging on to that “out like a lamb part.” Yup, the weather this winter has been quite epic here, so that is definitely a theme so far, but will continue to collect observations to share for future posts.
So here it is, my Top 10 List so far.
“You know you’re in New England When…”
10. Ice dams (gutters freezing) are all your neighbors and town are talking about
Suddenly you start buying products like “roof rakes” and “roof melt” pictured here that are like chalky hockey pucks that you try to “toss onto your roof” as the package says, to melt snow and free the dams (frozen water) in the gutters, but unless you have a pitching arm like Nolan Ryan, I find it doesn’t work–I was frankly glad to not knock out a window. Next!
9. You hear the words “wicked” “Noreaster” “coffee regular” and breakfast sandwiches served “on a roll” a lot. Usually all strung together as part of the same sentence
So wicked means “a lot,” Noreaster means “wicked storm,” “coffee regular” means with cream and sugar, and “breakfast on a roll” is what is sounds like. Much like this: “Can you believe we are going to get another wicked Noreaster? And I’ll take a coffee regular with an egg sandwich on a roll.”
8. Christmas wreaths and decor are still up…in March. Connecticut loves Christmas and well into what is supposed to be spring
7. “New England Style” = has cranberries in it
and also can mean chowda with cream in it of course.
6. School gets cancelled or delayed a lot
5. Maple syrup/sugaring is a weekend activity
4. You spot some people playing Paddle outdoors, when there is snow on the ground
New Englanders are a hearty breed.
3. LL Bean=Winter Couture
2. Folks bring their A-game to prepare for storms
1. Your home isn’t considered “old” unless it’s Circa 1700’s
and even these seem to be surviving winter(s)!
Stay tuned for my spring edition once we are more at the “out like a lamb” stage.
Have a great week all!