Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ICY TUESDAY

Winter seems to be making it's fury known around here this morning. The phone ringing at 6am with a message from the school system saying there would be a 2-hour delay let me know what kind of day it would be.
D-in-love waited out the darkness and brought g-son on her way to work.
It is always a long morning for him with the two extra hours before he goes to school. As I did chores and looked around at the icicles growing longer by the minute as the rain continued to come down I was surprised that school wasn't completely canceled for today.

We left for school just before 10am and made it fine,the roads didn't have any ice on them at 33 degrees but the trees along the way looked pretty scary in places.
As I pulled out of the school drive after dropping him off I was still surprised that they had school.
Back home I was glad to be spending the day inside unlike my son's who I pray for as I know they are both out in the mess,one delivering mail and the other working to keep the roads open by cutting trees that keep falling from the weight of the ice into the roads.
My plum buds have a protective coating of ice today.
Different sections of our county got varying amounts of ice that hung around all morning defying the weather men who all said it would be gone by 9am.

The Laurel Park section got heavy icing accumulations and many downed power lines.These next photos are from the local media website, for sure I wasn't driving around taking pics in this.
The icicles continued to get longer as the rain kept falling hard at times all morning.




Love this Angel with her "tears of ice" at one of the local church cemeteries.
Now the weather gurus are saying more ice and snow starting tomorrow night and lasting all the way through Saturday. March may come in like a lion for sure this year !
Maybe we just thought we were going to get by with another mild winter this year??
I was glad to stay in the nice warm house doing laundry and housework and more tax work today. I held my breath all day that our power would stay on as thousands around the county lost theirs.
When it was time to pick g-son up the ice was a distant memory in our area,thankfully. He had a good day at school and was hungry when we got home.
While he played this evening I began shredding an entire years old papers to make room for this years addition.
My shredder over heats periodically so I have to take many breaks from my shredding.
#2 son came by this evening to e-mail some info for the purchase of a piece of property that is in short sale. Maybe this is the beginning of the purchase process for him.
The temperature hasn't gotten above 37 degrees all day and I poured out 2 inches of rain from the gauge at chore time with a light misty rain still falling.
Mud,mud and more mud  oh boy !!!
God knows what He is doing and why He does everything He does so I feel safe in His decisions.
Good Night and God Bless.






6 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---the ice is treacherous--but oh, how pretty. Your pictures are awesome.

We only got rain during the night --and not much of that. It drizzled and was cloudy all day today. We are supposed to get snow the end of the week also... You are right. March is coming in like a Lion.

Hugs,
Betsy

linda eller said...

Ice is scary, if you have to be out in it, and scary if you are home, worrying if the power is going to stay on. But you are so right, God is in control and we just have to trust Him in it all. The pictures are pretty even so.

linda m said...

Ice storms are never any fun. We had a blizzard here yesterday. Since the temps were warmer it is the nice heavy wet stuff that came down. Glad you are safe We just need to trust in God. Blessings

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