• January 22, 2014 /  Misc


  • January 21, 2014 /  Misc


  • January 10, 2014 /  Misc

    The cedar tree and dwarf lilac were both bent right over from the ice storm. Both trees had their tops touching the ground. I have no idea how these and other trees do not break. But today, they still have ice storm lean. I wonder if they will ever stand straight up again.


  • January 10, 2014 /  Misc

    We got a few more cms of snow. Over the past while it is starting to pile up. I have fallen behind in clearing the back deck. Oh well. Our Japanese garden lantern is half buried now.




  • January 7, 2014 /  Misc

    I thought last Friday was cold. Today it is also very windy. I can’t recall the last time wind hurt but that frigid cold wind on the cheeks was painful.


  • January 3, 2014 /  Misc



  • January 3, 2014 /  Misc

    Last weeks ice storm left us without power, heat and water from Saturday, Dec 21st at approx 7:30pm to Tuesday, Dec 24th at approx 5:40pm. By Tuesday our house was just 10 degrees inside. Unfortunately, with no power to the sump pumps and water always in the ground, the sump wells overflowed and flooded about a quarter of our basement. What made it worse is that the carpeting whisked up the water. Insurance crew will be here today to assess and remove whatever needs to be removed.

    Lots of tree branches fell all around us. Our driveway is a big sheet of ice. We could have hosted the winter classic hockey game this year!

    Here’s a few pictures :