Well, we got another inch of snow last night, and the partially melted stuff we already had refroze. Because of that, when I looked out this morning all the trees were covered with ice. So we’re now in a full-fledged ice storm. Not as bad as the one Kentucky had in January 2009, but if I posted pictures of it they’d look nearly the same. And I’m hearing about downed trees and power lines in other parts of town, with resulting power outages.
There were a couple tree branches in the street, having fallen off the trees on the other side from our house. I picked them up when I went out to get the mail, watching my step carefully because the street was mostly covered with ice. Because of the ice, Leive talked me out of driving anywhere today; it looked just too risky.
Then some more snow fell, at least an additional inch over the course of the day, so all the work I did shoveling the driveway on Monday was for nothing; everything is white again. It doesn’t look like the temperature will get warm enough to melt any of it before the next predicted snowfall (on Saturday).
By the way, I forgot to mention it last Friday when Chinese New Year arrived. The Year of the Snake was never welcome here, so it has slithered off at last; now the Year of the Horse has pranced in. Knowing how Kentucky is obsessed with horses, Leive and I took the new year name as a good omen. Let’s see what happens when it’s warm enough to go out again.