Sunday, December 21, 2008

ICE STORM OF 2008

On Friday morning this is what we woke up to. It was really beautiful to look out but heartbreaking too to see big branches laying on the ground. I guess it is Mother Nature's way of pruning these big old trees.






We were without power for about 10 hours so after taking pix I got out my hand quilting and with a generator outside powering the corn burner, I was as cozy as a bug in a rug. Hubby was out on service calls, helping people get their generator's going and working on broken water pipes.







Here is our corn burning stove. It is has been a life saver for us for quite a while now and quite a few of our friends have them also.
Right now our forecast is for a high of 6 degrees and the wind is blowing about 25 mph. I can't imagine what the wind chill factor is. We are picking up our ground pile and will finish that today so I will be leaving for work shortly. Am not looking forward to it since the elevator is not all that warm on days like this. One thing about it, I know where to get all the corn I need to keep warm at home! :D Happy Sunday!!!!

7 comments:

vrajesh said...

excellent work.i linked you so that i can read you regularly.i am from india.thank you.

Lori said...

We have a corn burner too and I just love it. However, this year with corn costing more, it's not as great of a deal to runit instead of the furnace.

Quilts And Pieces said...

We drove down to Purdue this weekend and I was amazed at the ice on the northern part of 65. Parts were gorgeous though. The ice was so thick and the way the early morning sun was hitting it everything looked silvery. It was an amazing sight

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Hey Carol! Wow---we got hit with a snow "storm," but no ice like you. 6 fresh inches of LIGHT snow (not that heavy watery mess!)--enough for the girls to enjoy sledding, angel-making, but not for snowman building.
No corn burner here, but we did buy a wood-furnace and just had it installed in the garage last weekend.

Enjoy your snuggly Sunday! Merry Christmas, too!

Jan said...

Beautiful. Ice is what we usually get here in TX. So far we have gone from 78 to 32 this week. Crazy weather. Will be headed your way in January. Please get all this bad weather out of the way before I get there. However, a nice soft snow would be great. Have a Merry Christmas.

Julia said...

Hi Carol.
We have been watching your weather on our news..
All that snow looks lovely to us here down under...it would be nice to have a white Christmas!
Have a lovely Christmas and New Year..

Sara said...

It looks like you got a lot of the ice and snow we were supposed to get! Hope you are staying warm!