Friday, January 16, 2009

Wicked Ice Storm

A few days before we left for Christmas break, we received a wicked Ice Storm as we tend to get a few times a winter. Ice scares me. It is dangerous to drive on, knocks out the power and can cause all sorts of other problems. It definitely had me double checking our 72 hour kit.

Problem #1: This is our street. That is 1 1/2 inches of solid ice. Sorry, but no snow plow is going to help this problem.Problem #2: This is the Tree whose branches reside over our driveway, causing us not to be able to park in our driveway lest we desire to have our windshield bashed in by the falling branches and icicles.
Problem #3: This is our driveway. It had about 6" of snow on it before the ice started. Yes the snow still being their is our own problem. But it is kind of hard to shovel when your shovel is in the shed which is held shut by a frozen lock. We did finally have a genius friend tell us that we could boil a pot of water and put the lock in that. So after doing that, I had the joy of spending 2 hours shoveling it. Actually, I secretly enjoy shoveling. Don't tell Jason, or he will always make me do it. And also, having the snow under the ice actually made it A LOT easier to shovel.
Although the ice can cause many problems, it can be quite beautiful too.

3 comments:

Rebekah said...

sounds a little like Montana. Except if we don't shovel the driveway and sidewalks in front and around our house within 24 hours of the snow we can get tickets, and we've seen quite a few people on our streets already get tickets. I secretly like shoveling snow too, it must be from all that shoveling growing up. You'd think we'd hate it by now!

Jason said...

the shoveling is all yours dear...

Anonymous said...

Oh come on girls- You had big brothers that shoveled all that snow. The first winter you girls had to shovel you pooled your money together (along with a loaf of homemade bread) and PAID to have the driveway plowed!!!