Thursday, January 19, 2012

A few more ice pictures

Ice storm January 2012

Today was a bit of a crazy day. Yesterday we had a snow storm that dropped about 16" of snow and made getting to work tricky. Then today we woke up to freezing rain and a cold temperatures. As we headed out to work there were a few trees down along way, one or two in the driveway but not a big deal. Right? Wrong! One of the roads we normally take had a huge tree across it and downed power lines. So we went around and made it to work safely. Then the power went out at work and trees were coming down everywhere so we got to head home early. On the way home we saw more and more trees down in the road and obvious signs of power outages along the way. Then we got to our driveway. Yikes, trees everywhere. So we called Mike at the house and told him to bring the chainsaw down so we could cut a path. We got out of the truck to move a few of the smaller branches and were surrounded by the sound of falling branches and breaking trees. I freaked out, it was so scary. You could hear a "crack" and then look up to see a branch or part of a whole tree falling down. There are no less than 7 downed trees across our driveway, and there is no way we can risk cutting them to clear the road, it's just way to dangerous. So the truck sits at the end of the driveway and we are sitting in the house listening and watching trees fall every few minutes. Eventually we'll have to get out there and cut the downed trees to clear the road, just not today!!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sledding with the Schoenings

Wow, it's been a long time since we have spent any time with the Schoenings. So when they called to see if we wanted to go sledding today the answer was definitely yes. As you can see, Cody was limited on his fun today since he is still is his brace from breaking his back in a car wreck a few weeks ago. However, the rest of us all jumped on the sleds and took a few runs, some of them took lots of runs! It was snowing like crazy up in Capitol Forrest so we had plenty of fresh snow to sled on. Mike managed to catch some air on one of his runs and then crashed into the bushes on another. Sledding today reminded me of the trips we took up there together over the years, now our kids are almost all grown up so it was nice to do it again and have fun hanging out with each other like in the "old days".  I hope we can get all of the kids and do it at least one more time this year while the snow sticks around. Fun times!