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Over 500 Cancellations

>> Sunday, February 25, 2007

Caelan and I are awake after a late night. Last night was scrapbooking night; need I say that we didn't go? Not with the winter storm that blew through... Is still here, in fact. Jarod and Amanda came over before the weather got too bad and we settled in; Amanda & I to scrap, Doug & Jarod to amuse the girls and watch movies. Not sure when they will get to leave, the drive is blocked by a pile of ick that looks to be about 2 1/2 feet high. Lots of wet, heavy snow outside. I'm not looking forward to digging out.


Here's a picture from yesterday afternoon. Our storm began with layers and layers of ice. Trees were weightd down, as you can see below. Branches were breaking off under the weight. Over 100,000 people in the state are without power. Thankfully we aren't having that problem.


Here's our flattened butterfly tree. It looks like a big, white spider.


And the trees across the road are struggling under the weight of ice and snow.

I really don't see us getting out of the house in time for church this morning; maybe we'll make it to the 6pm International Dinner...

6 comments:

The Kept Woman 4:11 PM  

Man, it was crazy windy and snowy here last night. Big, heavy, wet snow...the kind that gives people heart attacks when they shovel it.

Hope you enjoyed your day anyway!

Fantastagirl 9:02 PM  

It's wet and sticky here as well. I am very very ready for spring!

Marie 8:59 AM  

Pretty to look at, but not to be out in!

An Iowa Mom 12:41 PM  

Don't know what part of the state you are in ... we are around Cedar Rapids ... LOTS AND LOTS of homes and businesses without power. Kids are home today because they have no electricity at the school.

Another storm headed our way to get here on Wednesday? I soooo hope this is a time the weather men are WRONG! :)

An Iowa Mom 12:41 PM  

Don't know what part of the state you are in ... we are around Cedar Rapids ... LOTS AND LOTS of homes and businesses without power. Kids are home today because they have no electricity at the school.

Another storm headed our way to get here on Wednesday? I soooo hope this is a time the weather men are WRONG! :)

Windjammer 3:11 PM  

IT was a winter wonderland over at my homestead...A wonder that all the downed limbs didn't take out my roof, my garage, my car...All three were hit, but the snow on said roofs and vehicle cushioned it very well and shouldn't have any damage.

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