Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I think I have finally recovered from the most terrible, physically and mentally exhausting week that I have ever had at work. Whew! NOW as if that weren't enough, we have had a winter storm, which is continuing on as I type. I managed to take today off, but took two of my staff in to work this morning so that I didnt have to stay. It is terrible outside. Solid ice. Trees dropping everywhere. It is the most eerie thing I have ever listened to. This morning at 4:30 I am out trying to dig out the SUV, and all was silent, not a sound, except for the trees crackling and groaning from the weight of the ice on them. Every once in awhile I would hear one give an echoing splintering noise and hear it hit the ground. I remember looking up to make sure I wasnt standing under one! Very eerie indeed. I truly experienced what "alone" means. It made me want to rush back into the house and have the company of another living being; even if it was just the cat.

Anyone want to come to Southern Illinois for a visit? Better bring your long underwear.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

move to Arizona...a beautiful sunny 72 here today, hehehehehehe

Cookie said...

Terri,
We have been through these ice storms all too often here in Missouri - I can sympathize with you totally - at least you didn't lose power. I remember the sights and sounds vividly too - it's almost like a war zone with the broken and splintered trees and the sounds of echoing cracking all around you.
I think we are all ready for spring - double digits on the thermostat would be a nice beginning!
Stay warm,
cookie

Prim and Proper Folks said...

Brrrrrr Terri! Your photos are making me cold just looking at them. I sure hope winter ends soon for you. It's cold here, but not enough to freeze..just drizzly rain today. It sounds like a great day to be creative though...as long as the power stays on, right? Chat with you soon...Susan

rockriverstitches said...

Terri, I am in northwest IL and really sick of all the snow, ice and cold. I am so ready for spring!!!

Tammy

Blown94SC said...

No snow in GA... :P