Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The University canceled classes today so Jeff is home. Yippee! :)  This storm has managed to shut down our little community.  Even the mall in the next town and a huge outlet mall about 30 minutes from here are closed.  I've never seen that happen.  Here are a few pictures Jeff took this morning.  Beautiful!

The net around our trampoline -- completely encased in ice!
Apparently the worst is yet to come.  It just started sleeting and then we're expecting snow then more sleet and ice.  If the wind picks up like they say it will, there may be widespread power outages - probably due to all the trees and power lines covered in ice.  There's a large downed branch in our neighbors yard that narrowly missed our garage.  We're so happy to be warm and safe...inside!

UPDATE (9:30 p.m.): The ground has a solid coat of ice over the sleet/snow that fell earlier and the kids are out sledding in the dark.  So funny to watch them slide clear across the not-so-sloped yard on a solid sheet of ice.  They are having fun.  All schools, including the University, are closed again tomorrow.  As long as the power stays on, it should be a fun day!


Lori said...

WOW! Crazy ice! Stay warm!
and that jello brain is great...but creepy too... ; )

Ranger Tiff said...

Looks like you guys got a lot more ice than we did! We just ended up with loads of snow :-)