Monday, January 15, 2007

Lots of Ice

Well, all of our family is gone and they left just in time to get back. Their flight was at 5:00 and the airport in St. Louis closed at 7:00. They were predicting an ice storm and yes, we got it! :) At first it was neat, but now I am pretty much tired of it. It has caused more problems to be a blessing.

On Saturday, David and I went outside to work on our shed and we noticed lots of trees down in our yard. One actually fell on our trampoline and broke it. They are down all over though. The weight of the ice is too much and snaps the branches. I'm sure it will be lots of work once it has all thawed and we have to pick up the yard.

Then yesterday morning, Papa Jim, called on his cell phone and said that his power was out. It had gone out in the middle of the night. So, he came to stay with us. And then around 6:00pm our power went out also. We found out that there are millions of people without power right now. I'm thankful though, because David has a generator. It doesnt light up the whole house but it does do some, which is nice. We had Bob and Angela over yesterday evening so they just decided to stay the night, since they probably wouldn't have power when they got home anyway.

We woke up this morning to still no power and a minorly flooded basement. About after an hour, the power did come back on though. Praise God! When David went to take his Dad back home, his power was still not on. Then he checked the basement and it was standing in water. When the power goes out here, the sump pump will usually turn off which means the basement floods. There is something else that plays into it, but I'm not sure what it is. This is the second time for his basement to be redone. I feel very bad for him. It's such a nice house and then basement was only finished 2 years ago.Hopefully the ice will melt soon and Spring can come early! I'm excited to see what this year holds!


Mandy said...

Wow, that's some serious ice! Man, it looks so cold!!! We thought we were doing good when it got down to the low 30's the past three nights!

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

Ice storms are beautiful, but they are a lot of work too. We had one a couple years ago and were without power for four days!

Anonymous said...

Danielle -

Just wanted you to know that I will definately be in prayer for you and your family. I enjoyed reading you blog and about your mom. I recently also lost my mom of brain cancer in November. It is so hard to go on sometimes but the Lord is truly very merciful. A verse that has meant much to me during this time is Lamentations 3:22-23 "Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, for His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is Thy faithfulness." Isn't that amazingly wonderful!! Please visit my blog - I share a lot of verses that have been very encouraging to me during this time of grief.

Your Sister in Christ,

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Anonymous said...

Looks like fun!

Lora said...

Wow... I didn't know that Jim's basement flooded. I hope that the quilting projects and the doll house is okay.

Hope to see you this weekend!

caleb gage said...

Nice ice!

Anonymous said...

Poort trampoline.. glad you're ok tho!

God bless you lots.
Maria in the UK

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken - C.S. Lewis.