Iced in

Tuesday evening we got a huge ice storm here, on top of the snow that had fallen on Monday.  There are 180,000 without power in our city.  This photo looks down our front walk.  You can’t see it?  Neither can we.  There are several downed wires there too, half hidden in the snow.  I took this picture from inside the house!

This tree leans over our parking pad – several branches have already fallen there, and we are glad we didn’t park there that night!  All night we heard these branches splintering and falling.

We aren’t used to this kind of weather here – we were supposed to go to a funeral on Wednesday, but it was canceled, the first time I’ve seen a funeral with a weather delay.

I think we may have lost the lovely magnolia tree outside of my living room window – the top half has snapped.  I hope it can recover someday, but in the meantime I’m going to have to buy some curtains (it was hiding the window from the street.)  Ah well – a good excuse to get out my sewing machine?  Perhaps!  I recall it having a problem the last time I used it… I may need to take it to the repair shop down the street.

Tonight we’re hoping to make it out to dinner – Marc and I both have jobs that are canceled during bad weather (I will be back on Saturday) so we’ve just been here – I have been knitting some, but seeming to make little progress.  I hope everyone is keeping warm!

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14 thoughts on “Iced in

  1. Sorry to hear about your bad weather. I hate to see mature trees damaged because of Mother Nature. Some how it’s just not right. All that mess missed us up here in Wisconsin, but we’ve had below zero wind chills instead. Can’t win.

  2. I don’t live in as far north (and by north I mean New Jersey) as I used too and it was also a big concern that some of the trees would come down since there were several mature trees near the house. I hope the magnolia survives. Now, if only I could get a snow day…

  3. While the pictures can be so pretty with everything crystalized in ice ~ it’s a shame ice is so devastating.
    Sewing curtains would be a fun project.
    Enjoy your down time, hope you can get out and enjoy a nice supper out.

  4. orata says:

    Wow, glad you have power, at least, and I hope the magnolia tree recovers. I work with a woman who lives in Kentucky and her power was down for a day or so… no fun in the middle of winter!

  5. Us too. I couldn’t even go into the office today, had to work from home for fear of slipping and breaking my neck (not to mention the company laptop).

  6. Eva says:

    So sorry to hear about the huge ice storm and hope you keep your power. I also hope that the poor magnolia tree can recover. I love magnolia trees. They are so beautiful.
    Enjoy your time though. I am already curious about the next pictures of your knitting progress. Unfortunately I can’t do any knitting at the moment because I am suffering from migraine at the moment. :(
    Take care, Eva

  7. I discovered your blog quite recently have been lurking regularly every since. I’m very sorry to hear about the ice-storm damage, the photos look so pretty, it’s easy to forget about the negatives. I’m also rather fascinated by the idea of a cancelled funeral, it reminds me of when my father in-law died and we had to join a waiting list because the funeral parlour was so busy.

  8. Well, the upside is you have power, you have an excuse and motivation to sew and you get pretty curtains.
    A little while ago almost half our city was knocked out of power, that really sucks in the middle of winter.
    As terrible as it is, it’s a very pretty photo.

    I’ve never heard of a funeral being postponed because of the weather

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