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Quincy family learns to live with no power and a falling thermostat

Posted by Your Town  February 10, 2013 07:52 AM

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Their two boys were already tucked in, and Amy and Don Kelly were watching the storm news on TV in their Quincy home at 10 p.m. Friday when everything went dark. OK, they figured, good time to turn in.

Amy Kelly had heeded the warnings and jacked up the thermostat earlier in the evening. “My husband said, ‘Why is it so hot in here?’ I didn’t want to tell him because he would think I was crazy,” Kelly said, with a laugh.

Her heating scheme worked — for awhile. “It was 73 degrees when we went to bed, and 55 when we woke up this morning. Now we’re at 42,” she said Saturday afternoon at the colonial home she shares with her husband and sons.

Read the rest of Bella English's story in the Sunday Globe here.

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