Friday, December 12, 2008

The ice man cometh

We woke up this morning to a world coated in ice -- and no cable, telephone or internet service. It's crazy how dependent we've become on those little wires that connect us to the world. It was a bad time to find out that our one radio didn't work anymore, so we had to call a friend to find out if school was canceled. It was. By 7 a.m. Olivia was asking me to sew a doll with her. By 7:15 a.m. Noah was asking me to play chess. That was followed by requests for eggs, smoothies, video games, play dates with school friends who live on the other side of town, more sewing of the aforementioned doll, yoga, cocoa, popcorn. You get the idea. It's only 1 p.m. The day is young. Who knows what they'll come up with over the course of the next eight hours before bed time arrives.

Here are some quick shots of the ice-coated trees in our yard. (If you click on the photos, you'll get the full-size version where the ice is more visible.) We were lucky not to lose any limbs or whole trees so far. Some neighbors and friends did not fare so well. Now, as things warm up, you can hear the sheets of ice sliding off the house and crashing to the ground and porch. It sounds like we're under an attack of some sort.


A.L. said...

Looks beautiful from Pearl River. We only had rain and lots of it. Hope you survive the day.

Michele B. said...

Thanks for for your post and the pictures. I think ice like this not only freezes every branch and leaf, but us as well. Time stops and we are forced to move,work,create and just "be" within the walls of our home. Not so bad all the time - but I can definitely relate with the hot cocoa, painting, cooking, projecting, read to me continuous requests from children who couldn't be happier that they are frozen at home instead of school! Be well.

NJDP said...

It sounded like people were throwing grenades at my windows. Lots of Ice actually hit the windows. Thankfully nothing broke.

Roxane B. Salonen said...

It's so interesting how weather varies throughout the United States. We had nothing like that here, though there are predictions of a huge blizzard coming. We'll be bracing ourselves, too.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts from a day being holed up inside.