This Ice Storm is worse than our December 1996 storm. Right now lots of folks have no power, but somehow our condo area always seems to have it. (Partly because our power is underground).
I remember all the trees lost in that '96 storm so today i've been out with a rake knocking off as much ice from the trees around here. Brian came out later this evening to do it again with me and i took my camera. I took lots of photos, but i'm only putting up a few.
It makes where we live looking like a majestic little village.
The ice on the low lying bushes is totally like breaking up concrete. I can almost feel the rhodadendrons breathe a sigh of relief. (How do you spell those anyway?)
It's been a great week off. I had not cabin fever even though i've not been at work since last Friday and it's Thursday night. I've run most days except today and yesterday. I've been cooking, cleaning and reading (two different books), checking in with family, and cleaning our back room because our new computer work station was delivered and set up today. It's like having a whole new office. (I'll post photos later.)
Tomorrow if my brothers are still without power i think we'll have a dinner and game night. It's an adventure to go without power for the first day (and they both have woodstoves or gas fireplaces) but after 24 hours it can get old.