Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Indiana weather report

Got up this morning and made coffee and muffins.  Waited around for the university to close.  (The university never closes.)  So, I went to work.  It was like a tomb, so I got a lot of work done.  The city closed down at noon unless you were essential.  As Doug is a lab tech in water quality, he was considered non-essential.  Because of that, I was able to come home to a warm house with a fire burning.
my car after work
sur la terre

encrusted tree in town
 My car-clearing technique includes heat running full-blast and the rear window defrost on.  I sat there revving my car in an effort to speed up the process.
driver's side window
In all fairness, maybe a quarter of an inch of ice.
before I thawed/scraped
 It took me a couple of stops before I got the hang of it.  My ABS was going crazy.
ice every where

 After that, I was overly-cautious and arrived safe and sound without mishap.  Then I wandered about taking some photos of the frozen tundra.
woods at home


more ice covered

fence and foilage

rear of dug's truck

more rear.  note moisture on lens
  I've been kind of bummed lately.  If you've been bummed, too, raise your hand.  I was going to stop at the grocery (again) today and had "flowers" on my list.  Doug stopped for a few things this afternoon and he told me "I have a surprise for you."  I hoped it was flowers and it was.  I love flowers.
On the table when I got home.  Good boy!
We had spagetti for supper and the lights were flickering.  It was "hurry, hurry, hurry get supper done" and "hurry, hurry, hurry down-load photos" and "hurry, hurry, hurry to post!"  We have a fireplace and can cook, sleep, stay near for warmth- but I hope we get to keep our lights on. 
So many states are affected by this storm system.  Wherever you are, give me a shout-out.  I hope you are warm and safe and dry.  This has been your Indiana weather report.  Over and out.


Angela said...

Oh man! It looks like Old Man Winter and Mr. Frost are fighting or something. The ice is beautiful but not something that you want to see because of what happens when there is ice like that!

Right now in the Charleston, West Virginia area it is raining. Just a regular rain but it is supposed to get windy. The brunt of the storm is by passing us this time.

Hope your electric stays on! At least you have the fire to keep the house warm. Your man is so sweet bring home flowers!

Be safe and stay home tomorrow!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hi Cheryl, Be so careful and stay warm. I know if that happened out here . . it would be sort of exciting in a strange way. Let's hope your electricity stays on. Keep all your "little creatures" warm. Sandy:O)

ain't for city gals said...

Brrr...too cold for me! I love getting all the weather reports from my friends..much better than the weather channel. In Arizona we are only suppose to get to 45° for our high today...brrrr for us!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Wow, ice is the worst thing ever. What a nice welcome home.
We got all the snow, over a foot, but am very thankful to say, no ice here.
Stay home by the fire, and chill baby!

Chatty Crone said...

Snow is hard enough - ice is rough - really rough. Sorry you have all that.

I am ready for spring too!


Chatty Crone said...

Snow is hard enough - ice is rough - really rough. Sorry you have all that.

I am ready for spring too!


Privet and Holly said...

Yay for tulips
on frosty days!
Mr. Privet brought
me a bunch on Friday,
since he was going
out of town for work
on Saturday to sunny
CA! Hope all is well
down your way. It
is free-zing here,
today, but we are a
stalwart people and
not even negative temps
keeps us down....!
xx Suzanne

MamaMonki said...

I think you guys in the southern central part of the state got the short end of the stick. Up here in the northeastern part we have SNOW - about 10 inches of it. On the bright side you can play in snow - not so much in the ice. Hope your safe and warm and still have power.

KleinsteMotte said...

You got what we were told would come our way but never made it. I'm so glad to hear you were fine despite the ice. We got a ton of snow and high winds.

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