Yes it was quite a week, with excitement we'd rather not ever have again, BOL!
Monday was pretty nice, and even Tuesday was quiet, except for marauding starlings who gobble up all the bird food in about 2 minutes...sheesh. Oh, wait, Tuesday was Mardi Gras!! What craziness!! BOL!
Pawppy got the OK to drive again...hooray! That was a long 6 months of taxi service that petcretary did for him...
Wednesday started out quiet, but dismally cloudy..and in the afternoon it started...sleeting...which turned into ice pellets and eventually freezing rain, almost 1/2 inch accumulated on everything. Including trees and powerlines...and down they came! Crash! That was the neighbor's tree...boom, another neighbor lost a huge limb...and on that went all night...and just before 9 pm, the power went out. But we have a generator that turns on by itself when the power fails...well on it came and our little world was A-OK...and off to bed we all went...only to wake up to a cold dark house because the generator had given up...OMD!
So petcretary did a 'cat wash' with a washcloth and a waterbotttle...and went to work...the roads were covered with all kinds of debris from the trees...the heavy ice on them is what made them collapse or fall right out of the ground...and many were on power lines, so that the way to work was all kinds of go-arounds...and road closures...but she got there on time. At least the ice was gone of the roads by then, thanks to the busy overtime work of road maintenance crews...and a warmer temp.
When petcretary got home from her work our generator had been repaired...phew! And the house was cozy once again...but the repair dudes said the 24 year old machine was no longer reliable and we should likely get a new one...yikes, those things are expensive...but worth it!
The peeps that monitor the power outages said our power would not be back on till at least Saturday morning...but miracle of miracles it came back on around 11 am on Friday! YAY!
Meanwhile there are still a lot of peeps who do not have their power back on yet...including the town about 25 miles from where we are...and the church we attend there is also in the dark. No restoration of power until the 26th we are told. Our services had to be cancelled...its about 42F in there, and of course no lights, etc...and the parsonage is also powerless...I heard in the news, that that town had thicker ice and way more damage than our town and village...
We can control many aspects in our lives, but weather is not one of them...nature can be very unforgiving and viciously ruthless.
We sure hope all still without power will soon have it back on, and that they might find warm places in the meantime.
|Just look at all that ice!!|
|Chickadees, Mrs Cardinal, and can you see the curious woodpecker!!|
|A BlueJay and a Mourning Dove eating leftovers that fell on the ground All that white is not snow; its ICE!|
|Red Bellied Woodpecker enjoying some peanuts...and pausing for a brief selfie!|
|We were so bored when our yard was all icy.|
|So we just hung out in our nests...|
|We sure that doesn't happen again!|
|I am hoping for an early spring and no more bad weather.|
On Tuesday at Teddy's Tuesday Teaser Class, petcretary was one of two first commenters, so she got this reward badge.
And she was a right guesser, but not first, LOL!
|Well darn – I did guess the TEASER correctly but I was NOT the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER. Still – I was RIGHT – so there!!|| |