I woke up to another dark, gloomy morning. The sun has only made brief appearances in the last several days. The only bright spots in the gray world outside my door are the cardinals looking for a spot at the feeder.
We've had a little much needed rain, but the big ice storm that was predicted for last Friday through the weekend didn't happen...at least not in my county. Schools and other businesses had announced that they were closing ahead of the predicted storm.
I had gotten enough groceries to last the duration in case the power was out. And then my daughter said I should come stay at her house because she has a fireplace and a gas heater in the basement that would keep us warm if the power indeed went out for any length of time. Hubby stayed at home because we knew he would likely be called to work if said power outages occurred.
We stayed up late Friday night listening to the trucks going up and down the highway salting the roads. The ice didn't make a showing. The weatherman then said it would move in Saturday for sure. We listened as the trucks kept up the salting...up and down the highway they went. All for naught.
Ditto Sunday. It would surely arrive sometime Sunday, they said. No, it didn't. Churches had announced the day before that they were cancelling services.
The squirrel, who is living in the tree beside her house, stuck his head out a few times and barked at us when we opened the door to look for the ice that we didn't get.
The trucks finally stopped making their rounds...hope they have enough salt left for the next storm! Hubby had been stopping in for meals and would go back home to nap in anticipation of working long hours. But Sunday, after a nice weekend visit with my daughter, I packed my overnight bag and went back home with him.
We only had a little glaze of ice one morning, but not enough to keep folks from getting out. Kim and I had a good chuckle while watching the news and the weather girl was standing along a busy street in the Big Town while talking about the ice storm. The cars were just whizzing up and down the highway behind her...a sure indication that the roads were quite clear. It struck us as funny.
We were quite happy that the predicted ice storm didn't pan out, but winter is a long way from being over. Anything is possible. Even 60 plus degrees that is expected this weekend!
What is happening in your part of the world?