Ice Storm means an at-home day

Although I had signed on to TA Sub at an elementary school Second Grade (are you kidding? last day of the semester means clean out desks, movies, cookies!) ALL SCHOOLS and everybody else for miles are closed due to an ice storm.
This gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling, knowing I had been willing to fill in, but the ability to serve was taken from me.
I get to remain indoors with ongoing yarn projects.

Husband is considered Non-Essential Personnel at ISU, so he’s home, too.  He says there is a whole bunch of work to do while the college students are gone, plus there is a new guy in training, but he’s home.

and we are both grateful
that we still have electrical power for Internet

what Oscar and I saw when he wanted to go outside the front door

what Mahalia and I saw from the top of the back steps

I can see there is a tree branch broken and hanging in the yard of the house kitty-corner.  The snow plow just went down Gregory Street.  Somebody is making scraping noises on a sidewalk, but I can’t quite discern who in the neighborhood is brave enough to be digging out already.

Decrepit Old Fool has a post up, also.  Nothing quite like a phone call after midnight to set me in stressed out mode.  Our youngest son and his apartment house are in a bad way with roof leaking and water problems.  I donated a big plastic tub from my yarn room to catch dripping.

Well, it’s time for breakfast.
Can’t type anymore until I have some Red Rose Tea.

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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5 Responses to Ice Storm means an at-home day

  1. Pammie says:

    Good Morning, Mrs. Snowperson!
    Just got in from attempting to shovel-out the end of our driveway; there’s at least 1 1/2 feet of snow down there and while shoveling the lovely county snowplows came through and covered the bottom all over again, sending our 3 garbage bags flying a good 7 feet! Ah, don’t you love it! The plows are definitely necessary but they make life miserable living on a main highway because when they plow they totally bury the end of our drive in a huge mound of ice-covered snow. I’m ‘off’ today as well-grandson’s mom just called and said she’s off work due to snow (YES!); there’s no school here, either, as they’re expecting 6-10 inches today (yikes!). Stay warm, relax and enjoy your ‘off’ day!

  2. momma says:

    Our snow finally stopped after 4 pm and Jay went out to plow again. Hope your ice clears up quickly electric lines don’t like ice. Be careful!

  3. Evelyn says:

    Thanks for the pictures! We’ve got a lovely view out our back window – our bird bath with a ring of ice-cycles hanging down.
    (My spell-check doesn’t like the way I try to spell ice-cycles! Oh well!)
    You have to say it is beautiful IF we don’t get a lot of damage out of it – or power outage! KEEP WARM! Noble of your husband to bail out your son. What a mess!
    Red Rose Tea sound good!
    Love, Evelyn

  4. Shimfee says:

    Oh, I won’t brag of 82 degree weather with sunshine and blue skies.
    I would love to come north! I much prefer wintery weather in December. Makes me feel more Christmas-y.
    The pics from you and George are beautiful. I’m grateful you still have power and can stay warm.


  5. caroline says:

    so glad our storm was not ice. i can handle snow, but driving to work on ice scares me to death, i have done it twice, it’s not fun!