Depending on who you listen to, this is either the worst ice storm in NW Arkansas in a decade or a lifetime. Personally, I can't remember a worse one, but then what do I know? I'm but a spry 34.
We knew it was coming, so the boys and I had all of our errands run and were safely snuggled up by the fireplace by noon on Monday when it started. We haven't left the house since, and have no plans to until at least tomorrow. Maybe not until Friday. Here are some very boring pics for you to look at. What can I say? I don't have much to offer today.
This is my poor rose tree. I'm not sure it will come back from this...
My grill cover blew off and is on the ground over there by the chairs. Lovely.
I'm worried about this little fella. Please don't break little tree!
We do still have power, which is amazing. All the surrounding areas have lost power, most of them yesterday. Ours flashed a few times yesterday, and then it went off for about an hour just as I was cooking dinner, of course. I ended up scrambling the boys some eggs over the gas logs and then using a cast iron skillet over the same logs to melt some cheese for L to have some nachos. I'm such a pioneer. Thank goodness I spent all those hours watching Little House on the Prairie as a child. You know, without power, it can get 3rd world real quick. I'm thankful our outage was over soon and that we haven't had any more problems. Here's hoping it stays that way. Now if limbs would just stop breaking and sounding like gunfire outside, I'd be doing just swell!