Night before last, when we went to bed, we could hear sleet hitting the windows. The weatherman on TV (with his jacket off and sleeves rolled up) was calling for 1/4″ to 1/2″ of ice to hit the area early this morning.
The memory of the ice storm of 2009 and no power for 7 days, reminded us we need to prepare for the worst.
We brought in firewood, did laundry and dishes, gathered up light sources and prayed our power didn’t go out.
But we awoke to thunder and lightning, followed by thunder sleet, then rain, some hail, and then back to sleet. The Weather Channel showed up (it wasn’t Jim Cantore though) so we knew this was a big deal in the world of weather.
This seemed to be the pattern for the day, and fortunately we did not get as much ice as they expected. I’m ok with that.
But we are softies when it comes to our animals. It’s weather like this we let them all come in and ride out the storm.
And of course they have their favorite spots
I also got to keep my 2 month old grandson yesterday and we hung out by the fire and watched the birds.
Annie had to help, too.
It was a feeding frenzy!
The sun is out today and even though it’s still cold, the brightness always makes me feel better. And knowing it’s going to be 60 degrees this weekend almost makes this bearable.
p.s. 27 days until spring AND 17 days until the time changes!!