Friday, December 19, 2008

Ice storm

We got hit with an ice storm last night and this morning. They said about a half an inch. It is still raining now. I took Jane to work around 7:30 this morning, and it took about a half hour to get there. About twice as long as usual. We were tooling up I-69 at a blistering 40 mph. The roads weren't as bad as I thought they might be though. I think there was enough ice that it slushed up somewhat, so it wasn't like a solid ice rink. Driving home along West Jefferson I had to use the left lane because of all the tree limbs that had broken off and were in the right lane.

I put some salt out in front of the bank, and I'll be darned if there wasn't thunder and lightning cracking through. Weird. I just hope the wind doesn't start blowing, or there are going to be massive power outages. There already are in many spots. So far, so good, here.

Here are some random pics I snapped in the back yard:
This is our little tree we planted several years ago to mark our spot.This is NOT a weeping willow, but rather a sobbing oak (I think it's an oak). The branches are normally well above my head. It's between our house and the church.
A bush along the fence in the back yard.The fence - looking north. With Isaac's car in the background.