Monday, December 10, 2007

Hold the Ice


Let it snow! But please, hold the ice. Unfortunately, it’s too late. Nature isn’t listening. She is too busy raining on southwest and central Missouri this morning. And with temperatures hovering around freezing, we have an ice storm.

When I peek out the window, the ice-laden limbs seem to sag even lower. Treacherous streets and walks mean I’ll stay inside and prepare for College Boy’s return tomorrow. He has one more final and the first semester will be a wrap. Helicopter mom has learned much and so has CB.

Photo from last January's ice storm that hit this area, downing thousands of trees and leaving people without power for days. This storm shouldn't be nearly so bad.

9 comments:

Jay Croft said...

(Gloating), the temperature here in Bama was in the mid-70s. "Twas a beautiful day.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh noooo, sending you warm thoughts and hugs...

smiles, bee

Lorelei said...

I wish CB a safe trip home!

Sheila said...

Jay,
I miss my Alabama weather. Well, not those tornado warnings.

Thanks,
Miss Bee and Lorelei.

Sarge Charlie said...

I have been in these in Georgia, Maryland, and Korea. We had as much as an inch on trees, that is a lot of weight on brittle limbs.

Marion said...

Seems like the weather we just had has travelled your way, Sheila. We have another storm on its way in, as well.

Those ice storms do so much damage to tree limbs. Hope it is not too bad...and stay safe!

Dan said...

It sure looks beautiful but what havoc it creates huh?

Sheila said...

We were lucky. By early afternoon temperatures warmed and it melted. To the north, quite a few folks are still without power. And it's a lot harder in rural areas because the well pumps don't work without electricity or power from a generator. Plus, tree limbs can block roads.

Naomi said...

I heard about the ice storms over there. It was all over the news here. Glad you and your husband are both safe and ok Sheila. I hope your son has a safe journey home. It will be nice for you all to be together for Christmas.