Ice Storm!

Sorry again for my absence – this week has been totally nutty trying to get holiday orders out in time for Christmas so the blog has been ignored….poor little blog 🙁

LAST Thursday night there was a huge ice storm that hit a swath stretching from eastern NYC to north of Boston. So many thousands of people lost power and the damage to trees was just incredible. We were going to go up Friday but the people at the lake said that it was too dangerous – many limbs were still falling due to the weight of the ice so we enjoyed our power filled house and went up Saturday morning.

The house was 34 when we got there and 60 when we left….thank you woodstove 🙂

Every single little branch and leaf was totally covered with ice. But the sun was shining the sky the most beautiful blue.

Driving down the road was tricky as even with clearing that had already taken place there were many trees down, many perched precariously on power lines, and just a ton of debris in the road.

A small attempt at humor!

A few years ago gnomes starting popping up around the lake. Now people contribute gnomes and as they walk they move them around so you never know quite where you see one. This one is ours and sits on top of our woodpile….he looks a little chilly 🙂

I didn’t have my zoom lens so couldn’t take a similar picture detailing the amount of ice frozen onto power lines but this fence in front of the lake gave me a similar opportunity.

Jeff spotted these red berries….what an eye he has 😉

Thankfully our house was relatively un-damaged – the electric box was ripped from the house by a falling tree but we had that repaired last Sunday. A tree branch hit the skylight and shattered the outer pane of the double paned glass window so thankfully it is still insulated. Other than that there were just a lot of limbs down that we dragged into the woods.

The garage however got speared! Thankfully we don’t keep anything too important in here!

There is still no power as of this morning – 6-12 inches are due today and 24 inches are due on Sunday. We’ll be headed up this afternoon and tomorrow to light the stove and keep the house warm so the pipes don’t freeze.

Happy snowy day!