Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ice Storm

This is what the trees along the driveway look like on a normal day and this is what we woke up to on Friday morning.

Luckily it was just bent over from the weight of the ice and wasn't broken.



Everything was covered in ice. We lost our power for 24 hours.....many are still without it. It was a little chilly but not so bad that we couldn't get warm. Thankfully the house is well insulated.



Tim and the cats were awake most of the night during the storm.....I slept through all the racket. He said all you could hear was cracking and limbs crashing down. We are very blessed and have no damage to our house or the cars. Many were not so lucky.


This is what the yard looks like now....it will be quite a cleanup.



We're counting our blessings and very happy that we have a chainsaw. :)


Santa's elves are a little behind in their work and need to get busy in the workshop. The time is flying by so quickly.

Thanks for stopping by.....your visits are always welcomed and enjoyed!


13 comments:

Vicki W said...

Ice storms are really beautiful but what a mess they leave behind!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Oh wow! Glad you didn't suffer any major damage.... I would cry if my trees were broken like that!

Carol said...

Glad you all are OK! That must be really scary.

Salem Stitcher said...

So glad you didn't have any substantial damage and were able to stay safe and warm.

desertskyquilts said...

So glad you didn't have damage! Chainsaws are such a wonderful tool - scary but wonderful. =) I'll bet there were beautiful parts to it all.

Libby said...

Glad to hear you came through the storm okay. I can't imagine what such a thing must be like *yikes*

Marit said...

That sounds bad, good you didn't get any bad damages. Nature can be hard!

MARCIE said...

And you slept through it! Must be your clear conscience. It is always a wonder what nature will show us next. So glad you ar all OK.

Carole said...

WOW! You've been hit! The storm missed us! Of course we had an aweful one back in 97. Everyone is safe, that's the most important. Keep well! Hugs!

Teresa said...

So glad you were spared any damage to your home or cars, and more importantly, to yourself.

~Bren~ said...

I am so glad you had no real damage! Merry Christmas to you!!!

ForestJane said...

At least now you'll have some firewood... lol

Glad you made it through safely!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I hope you've thawed out and everyone has power again.
Merry Christmas Yvonne!