|Still raining and 22 degrees.|
I woke up this morning at 4:44 knowing that something was going on outside. I got up to check it out. It was raining and only 20° out there. It was freezing the moment it landed on the ground. At 7:00 the power went out for over an hour.
Once daylight started I bundled up and headed out to inspect my ice glazed winter wonderland. Our vehicles were completely encased with a thick layer of ice and the ground was slippery. I dragged out the ice melt and sprinkled away.
|Ice glazed windshield|
|After prying up some of it|
Amazingly school was not canceled and yet the roads are far more treacherous than they were last week when they called a snow day. I did manage to get the door open on the truck and she started right up. I let her idle with the defroster on full blast. After 10 minutes the ice loosened and once I chiseled a chunk off with the ice scraper I was able to start lifting the ice off in big sheets. It was so incredibly thick. Weirdest thing I’ve ever encountered in all my year living here.
I got my girls to school and never did go over 20 mph. A lot of accidents reported in the valley on the freeway which is currently closed. I don’t plan to go anywhere I don’t have to and to be honest I was thinking school today could have been optional.
Did I mention I fed my girls chocolate chip cookies for breakfast and packed them granola and milk in their lunches? I was right in the middle of trying to heat up leftovers for their lunches when the power went out. And the Mother Of The Year award goes to.....