Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Ice Is Gone

For the past week we have had ice and snow. I have heard the sound of tree limbs falling to the ground for days. Alot of people have been without electricity and water. All the area schools have been closed. Several counties in our area still have people without electricity. The kids have enjoyed it, but I think we were all glad to see the sun shine today. The temperature went up and the ice began to melt. People were out cleaning up the tree limbs in their yards. And, there were alot of them to be cleaned up. Our whole community looks like a tornado has gone through it.

I was driving to the bank today, the sun was shining and I was glad to see the shadows on the ground. I'm sure all the electric company crews were glad to see the sun shining and the warmer temperatures too.

I couldn't resist taking a few pictures as I drove. I needed some pictures for my Shadow Shot Sunday post. If you would like to see some other shadow shots head over to Hey Harriet. (her link is in my side bar)

Girls really do love taking pictures. My daughter and her friends went outside yesterday to do just that. I have to admit, most of the time they get some good shots.

The weather man is saying we could get more snow on Monday. I think this time it is just going to be snow. Hopefully everyone will have their power back on before the next round of winter weather.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We Have Ice AND Snow

Well the weather man said it was coming and this time he got it right.
We received about 3/4 inch of ice. The temperature went up a little and the precipitation changed over to rain. Then the temperature went down again, the rain that had fallen froze and the snow started. We got about 1/2 inch of snow today on top of all the ice.
I took this picture yesterday morning. These are power lines in our back yard.
Our power was out yesterday morning for about 4 hours. It has gone off a few other times, but comes back on after a few minutes. Our cell phones were out most of the day yesterday. We had no signal at all. Finally last night our signals returned. Lindsey was more concerned about not having the usage of her phone than she was about having electricity. She is a true teenager......
She has enjoyed being out of school, for sure.
Peanut was confussed by the ice. The tree limbs breaking and making noise as they fell was driving him nuts. He would bark and carry on. So finally we let him look out the window so he could see what was going on.
Michael and I prepared for the weather by bringing home things from the office that we could work on. So we have had the leisure of sleeping in, but still getting work completed. I like this working at home stuff. I can cook and do laundry and still get documents and letters typed and ready to go out in the mail. I can even do this in my pj's if I want. Heck, let it snow.........
Here are a few more pictures around our house.
This picture is of one of the trees in our back yard. As you can see power lines go right through it. I was so afraid that the limbs were going to take out the lines, but back in the fall, the electric company came out and trimed the tree limbs around all the power lines. I guess it helped.

This is the light on our back patio.

This is looking down the street, today alot of the limbs on these trees are in the road and the neighbors yard.

This tree is in our front yard. I took this picture yesterday. This morning, I think there is about as many limbs in the yard as there are on the tree.
I went to the mail box and was afraid to walk through the yard, as I normally do. Ice and limbs keep falling.
A couple of our neighbors have parked their cars in our driveway because of all the downed tree limbs.
Michael moved my car from the place I usually park it in, thank goodness, because there is a tree limb were my car usually sits.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Waiting For The Snow, Or Ice.....

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The weather man is predicting that we will have a mixture of sleet and snow beginning Monday night into Tuesday and then chances of snow the rest of the week. Lindsey says it probably won't do anything, because everytime she thinks she will be out of school due to snow, it doesn't happen. All the surrounding county schools close, but Warren doesn't.

So we are waiting for the snow..........

I don't mind the snow. The ice, sleet and freezing rain I can live without. It is pretty on the trees and such, but usually the power goes out and that is not fun at all. The snow I can handle, it's pretty also, but traffic can at least move a bit easier and with less danger, the kids get out of school, we can sleep in a bit (not that I sleep), and we can take a break from the same old everyday routine.

I'll have to post some pictures if it happens, so be sure to check back.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

A World Of Shadows

I must say, that since my post last Sunday, I have learned to look a bit more closely at my surrondings. Things that I see everyday have taken on a new look for me. I never realized just how much our world is filled with shadows. Having said that.....on to my Shadow Shot Sunday.

This picture was taken atop the lighthouse at Hunting Island State Park.
You can see the entrance to the lighthouse at the bottom of the picture.

Hunting Island State Park is a beautiful beach in South Carolina. It is a 5,000 acre park and has 5 miles of beach. It's a place where you can truly "find yourself again". The Park is located 16 miles from Beaufort and around 56 miles from Savannah.

Being the "Lighthouse Gal" that I am, I truly loved climbing to the top and enjoying the view.

If you like collecting shells, this is the place to visit. I've never seen so many shells on a beach in my life. I even found a sand dollar and the locals that I talked to said that it is very common to find them at low tide.

I hoped to see some of the loggerhead turtles that are also supposed to be common there, but I did not.

Anyway, this is my post for Shadow Shot Sunday......
I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to reading your comments.
Have a good week all.......

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Feels Like A Monday

My days are all mixed up, I guess because the kids were out of school yesterday. It has felt like Monday to me all day.
Maybe I am just out of sync because, yet again I have a sinus infection.
Like always, it starts as allergies and goes into an infection. Hopefully my antibiotic will kick in soon.

At least I have been able to stay home and rest today. Michael has been out of town all day in depositions so it has given me the day off......I was truly glad too. Peanut and I have watched the Presidential Inauguration and festivities. My main job today has been to hold the couch down. I've done a very good job too.....

I'd also like to thank all who posted comments on my Shadow Shot Sunday picture.
I hope you will check in often and post your comments.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My First Shadow Shot Sunday

This is my Shadow Shot Sunday entry.
It was taken on the Bratcher Farm in Ohio County Kentucky. The pond is really pretty and the girls like being out there.
I've been following a couple of blogs with some really neat shadow pictures on them and I thought I'd join in on the fun.
Hopefully I will have a chance to enter often.

Friday, January 16, 2009

An Update From Bowling Green

I know I haven't posted in awhile.
I do have to say that I am so glad I am not working at Target anymore.
Not having to work retail during the holidays was great. Ten years of retail was enough for me.
Now I can wear something besides red and khaki.

I am enjoying my new job.
I still don't think of myself as a Legal Assistant.....or a Paralegal, but I'm enjoying it.

At first I was so intimated by the whole office setting. Having had no office training other than a high school typing class.

The fax machine,

the printer,

the credit card machine,

the copier,

the business computer programs.... it was scary.

But, as is usually the case, the fear of the unknown and the worries of making dumb mistakes was unfounded. It is not that difficult. Granted, I have had plenty to learn and I have made my share of silly mistakes. (Like filing original documents in our client's file instead of at the courthouse). As for the office machinery........they have been a piece of cake to learn to operate. I have actually shown the others in the office how to use certain functions they knew nothing about, like the sort button on the copier.
The main thing is to not be intimadated, use your common sense, remember that help buttons are there for a reason, Google can answer many questions, and if these things don't work....ask someone else.