Hello-Hello and welcome to our wacky week. Why wacky? Because we’ve had another storm here in The Great Midwest; many family members and friends are without power. Parties have been canceled, schedules rearranged, other family members left town early.
This time the issue is ice.
Everywhere you look there is ice.
And more ice.
And still more.
There is also significant damage from the storm.
One area of debris here at The Prepatorium.
More tree limbs down in the backyard.
We lost one of our flamingos. (Sniff.)
The Consort’s weathervane took a direct hit, you can see the duck portion that was broken off from the body of the device.
The area where our tree fell on our neighbor’s house in the November storm, now it has even more damage.
It remains too cold for any kind of melting.
In a nearby neighborhood the weighted tree branches are so low they are scraping the tops of cars.
That weight puts quite a strain on branches and foliage.
It is very eerie outside when there is even the slightest of breezes: the only sound is branches creaking and the ice cracking. Sometimes the ice breaks up and things snap off, falling to the ground.
We are so fortunate to be warm and safe. We’re even more grateful to have electricity, and especially thankful that family members who came to town for an early Christmas are all safely back home. That is more important than anything. Events and functions can always be rescheduled, appointments rearranged, get togethers planned for another time.
Look who came through unscathed.