Tuesday, December 23, 2008

More Icy News

Just having a break from cleaning the oven and tidying up around the house, so I thought you might be interested in some more icy news from Ohio - courtesy of Big Brother!
"It has been horrible here Sunday. Strong winds have been blowing the ice off the trees (where it can) so the house has been getting hit with "ice cubes" Sounds like someone throwing rocks on the roof. Has been in the single digits all day (2am now and it is 2 degrees, with a wind chill of minus 20)... and we have to work in it in a few more hours. Guess who is bundling up!!!
It was too nasty to even go to church. Ice on the roads makes driving hazardous on all but the major roads. We skidded through one intersection Saturday, almost got t-boned by a truck, ended up in the driveway across the road with another truck behind us.... lots of fun!! And we were only travelling less than 20mph.
This is some of the ice that fell off the branches and hit the house during Sunday
This is the parking lot at work. You can see the sheets of ice which are about 1/2 inch thick. There would have been more except our boss plowed it before the snow iced up.
This is the road right outside of our drive. You can see the asphalt, then the ice. Some of it is more than an inch thick. You tend to just sit and spin until you move enough, to hit an un-iced spot. In fact when I went to back into the drive tonight, I first slid across the road, then tried to reverse, but sat there spinning for about 15 seconds before getting enough traction to get up the drive."


A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

I like snow but ice is another thing.
This year I had my first experience oof black ice ....Scary!
You would not want to venture anywhere.
Good luck with the cleaning and merry christmas

The Feathered Nest said...

OMgoodness Christina! What a mess your brother is having to deal with....we are much further south here in Georgia and it's just really cold. Thank you so very much for your sweet Christmas wishes dear friend! I wish you and your family a blessed and peaceful Christmas and a wonderful New Year ~ I'm so very glad to have met you this year!! Wishing you all the best always, xxoo, Dawn

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Merry christmas to you and yours! please give Marion a great big hug and hello from me!...Gina :)

Anonymous said...

The pictures look beautiful, but not having to live with it, of course i would think that...lol. I never think of the lack of power or the slippery {not to mention} dangerous road hazards..i think of the more 'romantic' side of it all..ha, not even close to reality..lolol..Thanks for sharing Christina.
luv Ann.xx