Saturday, February 21, 2015

Soggy Saturday

     On top of our snow and ice storm we now have rain - both freezing and regular! It has packed the rest of the snow and ice into a thick slab of wet ice. It built up in our gutters and now we have a leak in the kitchen! We were up at 4:30 am cleaning it up and Brian went outside in the freezing rain to try to get the ice away from the gutters. Not my idea of a good time! I called the insurance company but haven't heard anything yet.
     I spent most of the day in the craft room! I have been practicing with my sister's Explore while I wait for mine to come. I made a couple of cards in a very short time. I'm liking it!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Too Much Time On My Hands!

    So today is my mother's birthday! Happy Birthday, Mom! She called me early this morning, which is unusual because we are all under strict orders to not call her before the crack of 10am!! She wanted to share the info that HSN has the Cricut Explore Air on special launch and she would be happy to help me buy it! I got out of bed - on a Snow Day, mind you, and booted up the computer. Sure enough, there it was! I did some research to make sure I could use my many cartridges and chose the flexpay option! It will be here in ten days!! I am so excited! Thanks Mom!! Oh, Brian says thanks, too!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February Ice Storm!

    Crazy weather here in Middle TN! We have had cold weather but no snow all winter. As a teacher I have been very disappointed! No Snow Days! That all changed on Sunday night with at least an inch of freezing rain/sleet with over an inch of snow on top of that! School was out Monday for President's Day so, again, no snow day. BUT...the whole area has been declared a state of emergency and more snow is expected tonight along with record low temperatures! School has been cancelled for the rest of the week!!!! SWEET!!
icicles on the garage
ice on our Japanese maple out front 

See how thick the ice is!?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mom's Pics

Ice Storm in Tennessee! Here are some pictures my mom took of both the ice and some birds at her kitchen window. Pretty awesome if you ask me!
ice is HEAVY