It’s Ice Outside

Last night, while walking to my car, I noticed some ice formed on the sidewalk.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have my boots on, just my dress shoes.  Those don’t have any traction on ice, so I took it slow.  I made it to my car, chipped my car out of it’s ice coating, and drove home carefully.  Luckily, I had some crockpot chili (I’ll post the recipe another time) and some cornbread muffins made.  That made for a nice, warming dinner.

Unfortunately, however, our night was rough.  I skipped my daily WiiFit workout to help maximize my sleep time, but that didn’t help much.  JSL woke up early and wound up in our bed.  Then the power went out.  Twice.  Finally, morning came and I reluctantly moved out of bed to get ready for work.  B re-informed me that NHL’s school was cancelled.  (She had told me at 6am when it was announced, but I was half-asleep and didn’t really hear her even if I answered her.)  A quick peak outside confirmed that I’d be into work late.  Half of my office was in work late.  The other half didn’t come in at all.

I chipped my car out of the ice, realizing that it wasn’t *too* bad, but that the roads could be bad.  The drive in was mostly uneventful.  The roads weren’t too icy.  Simply driving slower and giving your car a bit more stopping distance was all that was required.  There were plenty of tree limbs down, though.  One large one near my house had crashed down on the homeowner’s car.  Another two near my work were blocking off a side street.  (A side street about two cars wide, mind you.)  Then, while waiting at a light, the tree across the street lost a branch.  As I watched it fall, I made a mental

I took some photos of the outside of our house and near my work.  I thought about attempting to get near some of the downed branches, but reconsidered, so no photos of those.