Friday, December 19, 2008

TGIF -- Thank God It's Freezing -- NOT!

Wisconsin is getting battered with massive snow. Here in Kankakee we were pelted with freezing rain. I offer you proof from my own front door.










When I first attempted to open my front door at 7:30 a.m., I realized the inch or so of ice had blocked me in. Thanks to Gary the Garden Gnome and his magic rock salt, I was successful in stepping out at 9:30 a.m. I'm actually a little sad because that was going to be my number one lame excuse for why I was unable to get to work.
The bottom photos were snapped from my icy prison. That explains the raindrops you see. Frozen on the glass, mind you.
When I was on the porch taking these photos in my pajamas, I heard branches falling in the distance. I nearly pooed myself when a top branch broke and fell from the willow tree that lumbers over the garage. Fortunately, it isn't a big branch and didn't hit the garage roof. My car is parked in there.
Brainstorm! My garage probably won't open due to the ice build up. I may get out of work yet!
*singing* ice, ice baby to go ... Vanilla Ice, ice baby ...

7 comments:

  1. Nifty photos, Riss.

    It's a Winter Wonderland out your way!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful and the pictures are wonderful.....but sorry you are having to live in it.

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  3. I love the pictures, but I soooooooooooooo don't miss the cold!

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  4. Those frozen berries? are so pretty! I was in the similar boat - wanted to be snowed in this morning, but it hadn't start until after I got to work.
    Anyway, did you have to go to work?

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  5. The trees are covered by ice in our Chicago neighborhood & the pines are covered by snow. And we have some fierce icicles hanging around the house & garage & from the electric wires. I had to knock some off with a broom just to get in the door. And once inside > CLAP-ON !! My beautiful, long-needled white flocked Christmas tree with green Italian lights makes me feel all warm & yulie. And it smells so fragrant too. The fireplace is cracklin' & I'm enjoying an Eggnog Alexander. O.M.G. I am sooo buzzed!

    I raise my glass to all of you:

    May all your Christmas dreams come true!

    Good Night now

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  6. Gorgeous photos!!!!! At least we are treated with beauty along with the hassle the bad weather causes!

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  7. It looks so beautiful! I am thrilled you posted photos, because it reminds me WHY I LOVE FLORIDA!!

    *laughs*

    Tell me more about this magic garden gnome?

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