Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Because life isn't crazy enough right now

Last night at about 8:30, I started to get scared. Other than a sick kid, healing up from major surgery and wondering when I might be starting chemo, things were pretty good yesterday.
Until 8:30. It started raining ice.
And the wind started blowing.
And things in our neighborhood started cracking and crashing.
Neighbors would pop their heads out their doors to find out whose tree it was this time.
This branch broke and swung real close to the house, but stopped short of hitting it. I just started wondering if along side of all this other stuff, we would now have to find somewhere else to live while we repaired our home.
Thankfully, it didn't come to that. At about 10:30 the temps warmed up and it started to rain, relieving some of the ice. It turned back into ice and woke the boys up around 3am.

Steve went into their room to find Turner hiding under his pillow and Quinn hunkered down in the corner of his bottom of the bunk bed.
So we went to plan B.

Apparently, plan B is pull the mattresses off the bunk beds and out of the room into the adjacent play room. That did the trick. The boys went back to sleep and woke up like happy little clams this morning.
Steve is currently outside trying to break up some of the ice on the side walks. Still not sure what to do about the limbs. We have a call in to a tree guy (as does half of Dayton.) They should get to us sometime this month.
I guess this just goes to show, when it rains, it pours! (I promised you pics, right? So here you go!)


rose said...

You got the ice, we got the snow! I think we got the better deal up here. Continuing to think and pray for you and family, hope no one else has gotten the flu. BTW, your house and the houses on your street are so cute, I love them! Another snow day might be a good thing to get Miss Olivia back on her feet. We are on our second day, but I think it's back to the norm tomorrow around here. Keep up your spirits, I love hearing the way God keeps showing himself, it is inspiring.

jenny from mommin' it up said...

sooo glad the house was spared! we still have power, also. praise the Lord! I am ready for some S-U-N ANYTIME, now!!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

So glad you guys have electricity and your house is intact! Praying the flu is on its way out too. I must say I'm really not missing OH right now.

One chance at this life said...

I posted similar pics of tree damage on my blog yesterday too. It was very eerie to hear the trees snapping, cracking, and falling through the night. I hope that things are feeling better in your house today. Enjoyed the pics of the mattresses on the looks like something our kids would do too (somehow they slept through the night on the ice storm) but the pics made me smile.