Monday, December 29, 2008


Monday, December 22nd, we could not believe what we saw when we woke up and looked outside! Yet another 8 inches of fresh snow on top of the existing snow and ice. That's 18" from the ground to the seat of the bench!
We ended up losing our power and then Christmas came ready or not, so that's why it's taken so long to update the blog, not to mention it was just too depressing at first. Remember the tough little Japanese maple from the last post that supposedly just bends and doesn't break? Well...this is a topside view from the upstairs window at what's left of it. 8 more inches of snow on top of it's ice laden branches was just too much for it. Now that the snow has melted away from the base you can tell it just split in two! Rather than cry over the loss of my favorite tree, I'm excited, hoping this means that we will get our sun room after all, and God knew how hard it would be for us to ruthlessly cut it down so He made the first cut!
Because of low hanging trees and deep snow in the back of our property, we prayed the water in our holding tank would hold out until thaw... But unfortunately it didn't!
That morning with no power, unable to get through to the outside world at first with not even any cell service, not to mention stuck up on a hill, we were feeling very isolated indeed! So the picture below reflects how overwhelmed we were feeling.
Some wise guy wrote this sentiment on our car.


Blogger Cathy said...

Poor trees. So sad.

Thursday, January 1, 2009 at 8:59:00 PM PST  

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