Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Out of the Ice

We went to bed last night with the temperature hovering at 33-34 degrees and ice coating everything. Woke this morning with the temperature hovering at 33-34 degrees, rain drops falling and no ice to be seen. My husband commented that there must be a warm 34 degrees and a cold 34 degrees.

I don't have a picture to post tonight because showing dirty melting snow, standing water on ice and mud again where the ice has melted doesn't seem very enticing or interesting.

We fared better than other parts of our county through the ice storm. Because of the weight of the ice, a few tops of trees broke off in the wind and small branches are scattered over much of the ground. We only lost grid power twice. Once for an hour yesterday that we were notified of beforehand when the power company had to do repairs a short distance from us and then last night around 9 p.m. when the power unexpectedly went out for another hour. Many people were out of power for much longer stretches for several different periods over the last few days because of downed power lines. Friends of ours several miles from us had been battling water pouring into their basement but were keeping ahead of it by running a sump pump continually . Then when the power went out at 9 last night, there was only one thing to do. They bailed with buckets until 1:30 a.m. when their power was restored.

Today we had alternating showers of rain and snow. Now at 8:30 p.m. the temp is down to 31 degrees and I can hear the wind howling. Don't know what tomorrow will bring but I do believe the ice storm is over. The forecast calls for a high of 34 degrees. I hope it's the warm 34 degrees.

But warm or cold, I'm not complaining as our particular weather isn't bad at all when you consider the serious flooding and destructive tornadoes with which nearby states are dealing.

I'll end this post with two words . . . C'mon, Spring!

1 comment:

RuthieJ said...

C'mon Spring! (I second that emotion!)