DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!!!!

 

A couple of days ago (morning of December 18th) we got a really bad ice storm!!  EVERYTHING was covered in ice!!  It put us (and a lot of other people) out of  electricity for a while.  We had a generator (THANKFULLY!!)  so we could still do a few things.  But we had to have on only the necessary lights, so we did some things by candlelight, or in the dark.   We were out of  electricity for about 17 hours!  But I guess a few other places are still out of it …so we don’t really have it too bad!!

 We took a ton of pictures, but I cannot post them all on here…so I’ll have to decide on the best ones.  The first one was taken the day before (17th), it was really snowing!  The roads were slick and we got about 2 inches!   Today (Sunday), we are getting a lot of wind that is knocking down twigs and ice!  It is dangerous to walk under a tree (which is almost impossible with the amount of trees we have : ).  It is somewhere around -13 degrees!  And very windy too!   Brrr!!  

 

 

 ~The back sidewalk and the driveway covered in ice, with the barn in the back

 

 ~This is our big bush that is in the front yard, it is supposed to be taller and "bushier", but with all the ice on it, it sank down.

 

 

 

 ~All of our pine trees look like this!

 

 

 

 

 

~The destruction begins!!   With all the weight of the ice, quite a few branches fell down!

 

 ~The big branch in the back on the ground is what you are supposed to be seeing   One of our clothesline posts fell too!

 

 

 ~I thought this was hilarious!!!  Someone set a paper bag outside the day before and the next morning it looked like this

Lately, we have all been sewing and the electricity  keeps going off and on, off and on, some off’s are longer than others.  And that makes sewing difficult!!  When it comes back on, there is a rush to see how many stitches we can sew before the electricity  goes off again   I have already lost this post once due to the electricity  going off  

 

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Ice Storm!!

18 thoughts on “Ice Storm!!

  • December 21, 2008 at 10:44 pm
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    We had some terrible ice also…our poor trees were sagging, and a huge branch almost fell on my part of the house…creepy!

    But I must say, after everything has frozen and been covered in snow…I like the winter more than the summer…however summer chores are A LOT easier in the summer when you do not have to pass treacherous paths. πŸ™‚

    Have a Great Day!

    Love

    Maggie

    http://www.painterofwords.com

    Edited by magg93 on Dec. 21, 2008 at 10:45 PM

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  • December 22, 2008 at 9:46 am
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    I like the pics =) oh the heine's drove past our house last night and the lights were on so my mom and everyone went home, except me and Emily..were helping my grandma pick up all our mess =)

    sys

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  • December 22, 2008 at 11:12 am
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    cassia,

    thanks alot..I like her blog!

    sys

    katie-bug

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  • December 22, 2008 at 11:51 am
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    The results from an ice storm are amazing though, aren't they? πŸ˜‰

    Aw, Cassia, I'm so glad you were blessed by the Christmas card, and that it arrived at just the right time – the Lords timing! πŸ™‚

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  • December 22, 2008 at 1:36 pm
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    we have about three feet of snow in some places! But no, we live in washington. I just got done making a pathway through the snow to the generator so if we lose power it wont be for to long.

    just remember to stay safe!

    God Bless,

    Aleesa

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  • December 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm
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    What lovely photos! Was it frightening to be without electricity for so long? We had a short icy period. It wasn't too bad though. πŸ™‚

    –Mara

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  • December 22, 2008 at 2:55 pm
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    no i didn't add anything to the URL…do I need to?

    katie-bug

    Edited by missladybug on Dec. 22, 2008 at 3:03 PM

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  • December 22, 2008 at 3:22 pm
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    Wow, those are good pics. We got some of our yard too! It was crazy! Our electricity flickered around all day yesterday! We have branches down everywhere! (Okay, how about LIMBS!)

    πŸ™‚ I hope your weekend went well!

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  • December 22, 2008 at 6:30 pm
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    Hey! all those branches down look familiar! We had some great big ones down in our yard, but I'm sure we'll talk more about that later!

    Watch your heads! )

    ~ The Absent Minded Goat Tender! )

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  • December 22, 2008 at 10:55 pm
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    sure you didn't come to our house to get those pictures? LOL! our place looks just like that! We lost a lot of branches and one of our trees split right down the middle!

    Hope your electricity stays on so you can finish your sewing! I am going to get some material tomorrow to make myself an apron! I am pretty excited! πŸ™‚

    I am hoping we can get together soon!

    Love,

    Amanda

    http://superangelsblog.com

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  • December 23, 2008 at 7:42 am
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    Yeah that happend to us to and so we had to go to our grandmas house but we are back home now!!

    Emma A. Kemerly

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  • December 23, 2008 at 8:47 am
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    Are you an avid seamstress? I love to sew. πŸ™‚

    –Mara

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  • December 23, 2008 at 9:08 am
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    I am mostly ready for christmas..I just got dad's present yesterday =) so I only need to get mom's, but that's kinda hard because she is the only one that takes us shopping =) it doesn't seem like christmas to me either…yeah I like rambling on your blog too =) I'll see you sunday hopfully!!!

    <3katie-bug<3

    ps those are hearts =)

    Edited by missladybug on Dec. 23, 2008 at 9:10 AM

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  • December 23, 2008 at 9:16 am
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    i love your pics they look a lot like our house lol

    hopefully see you on sun

    mary kemerly

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  • December 23, 2008 at 11:23 am
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    Looks like you got a LOT of snow. So did I. It was just snowing at are house.

    -Hannah

    Marry Chirstmas!

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  • December 27, 2008 at 7:13 pm
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    I don't know what people did without internet… I cannot imagine… it would be wrong! πŸ˜›

    Hopefully we will all get together soon!

    HUGS and LOVE

    Amanda

    http://superangelsblog.com

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  • December 30, 2008 at 10:31 pm
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    The pictures are beautiful!

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  • January 10, 2009 at 11:50 am
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    Looks like you guys had a wonderful chirstmas. That ice storm is very pretty.

    -Hannah

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