drip freeze drip freeze

Oh man, I think we are in for it.

The warmth on Friday made all of our snow full of water. Then it froze. So all paths and the driveway became sheets of ice.
ice

Then it started raining, and it rained all yesterday afternoon. Then it snowed last night. Now it is raining.
The trees are coated in ice. The house is coated in ice. The partially complete screened porch is coated in ice.

icy porch

A and I went out and shoveled off the front deck – 20 inches of snow had compacted into about 10, and had about half an inch of ice on top, so that was our aerobic workout for the day.

Now the deck is coated in ice.

As we were shoveling, we noted that “at least it isn’t windy.”

But I notice that a gentle breeze has come up and the trees are stiffly moving to the beat. I fear that soon we will hear the sounds of breaking branches in the woods, and I hope that we don’t hear any trees falling on house or drive or wires, but if that happens, we are ready. Jugs of water, cell phone charged. Plenty of activities to do that don’t require electricity.

more ice

The only bad part? Sound of Music is on tonight, and I have the DVR set to record it. Yes, I have the VHS tape, and so could watch it any time I wanted to go upstairs, get the VCR, bring it down and figure out how to hitch the old stupid thing to the new smart TV. But I would rather watch it the lazy way. 🙂 And yes, I do know it by heart – literally word for word. But I love it and want to see it tonight. So I hope it warms up a few degrees and the wind doesn’t come.

cherry tree on ice

14 thoughts on “drip freeze drip freeze”

    1. My mom used to have clay in her yard, so I know how slippery clay mud can be – and how long it takes to dry out! I hope it stops raining on you soon!

      1. Haha it just got a lot worse. We have floods, trees down, the works across Somerset. We’ve just cancelled our dinner out. At least I don’t have to go into my garden. You have to drive in the weather you are having which must be tough.

    1. thanks! It is a beautiful mess right now. We haven’t been out, but I hear the main roads are in pretty good shape. Getting to them is the trick. 🙂

  1. Hope all is well and that you got to see the movie. My Aunt in Auburn said it wasn’t too good last night. Crossing my fingers for you.

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