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Happy Monday! We are safe.

Sorry, I’ve been out of touch with everyone. Since Friday, things have been a little topsy turvy for us. Oregon had a snow and ice storm. The specific part of Oregon where I live, we didn’t get so much snow but we had an ice storm. We ended up not having electricity for parts of three days.

Just wanting to let you all know humans and 4 legged kids are all safe and with our power turned back on, we are getting warm again.. Our house came through hopefully without a lot of damage. Our car survived. Our yard is a disaster.

I may not get to all of your posts so bear with me. I’ll a be posting more later about this horrific weekend.

This shows some of the ice on our trees, and it was after some melting.

This is a sugar maple that is across the street. Many of the branches have broken. If you look in the bottom center of the photo you can see wood where parts of the tree broke. Many of our big trees in town will have to be cut down or greatly pruned back.

This is a view of one of my bushes in my front yard with a tree branch full of ice.

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  1. You’ve all had such a tough weekend. I hope you and all your community have only suffered superficial damage. Maybe at least you’ll salvage some unusual pictures from all this? The ice trees are astonishing! Good luck in getting things back to normal xx

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  2. Glad you are all ok. Ice storms are beautiful, but dangerous. We had a nasty one back in Oct. of 1997. The leaves were still on the trees. Our electricity was out for days. We listened through the dark nights as tree limbs split and fell. The clean up took weeks.

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  3. Glad y’all are doing good after the ice storm. We have them here quite often in the winter. So far we’ve had some snow, and bitterly cold temps. Our water pipe in the kitchen froze up, but has just now thawed out a little so we have water again. Looking so forward to spring. Take care. ❀

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    • The night the ice really came down and the tree that hit our house. Every 20 minutes we had sheets of ice falling from our roof or tree branches hitting out roof. It sounded like a train. I’ve been through some big ice storm in Denver, Colorado but never anything as terrifying as this one was. Chris and I are just numb today. I’m trying to get the nerve up to put on long pants and go outside and survey some of the damage. our back yard is a total disaster. Looks like we went through a hurricane or tornado.

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  4. Gosh! Glad you are ok. I have never been through an ice storm and by the sound of this post, I am so sorry you all had to endure that! Being without electricity is not easy. We finally bought a generator. I am just so glad you are ok!

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  5. Oh my goodness! :-O I hope that danged storm isn’t moving southward towards Utah!! I heard, though, that there have been other places affected by ice storms, that aren’t usually (oh yeah, there was another big one near Dallas! Odd! I’m very glad you and your kids are all safe and have begun to thaw out! We’re here to read, you don’t have to worry about sharing your beautiful photos until you’re ready to again! (the ones you took are amazing though!)

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      • It’s snowing like the dickens but so far no ice. Knock wood. O_o We actually need the snow, and since I have no place to go, it’s just fine to watch it falling. I’m just grateful not to be out in it. I’m VERY grateful all your family (two and four legged) are well and safe too! ❀


  6. I’m glad you weathered the storm. The cleanup looks like a huge job, but at least you’re safe.

    PS, you guys need to catch a break. I hope that happens soon.


  7. I’ve heard that Oregon has legendary ice storms, Cee, glad to read you are through it and safe. I had told my cousin in Beaverton years ago that we liked the idea of living near the Dalles, but she mentioned the ice storms in the area. Ugh. We’ve endured 9-degree temps in Spokane this week which caused issues in our RV where we are living temporarily–no running water, fridge suddenly warm, sewer hose froze…oh the joys of winter RVing. Ironically, now that it is snowing, it’s warm enough for all functions to be working again (except the fridge). Stay safe and take good care, Cee!

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  8. I’m so glad that you are okay. I must confess that I was beginning to worry. Like all great artists, you have converted hardship into beauty. The photographs of the ice are lovely. ✌️

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  9. I’ve never experienced an ice storm, Cee, or even knew that such a thing existed. So glad you and Chris are ok and hopefully any damage can be fixed.


  10. The beauty of the photographs almost hides the awfulness of what happened at the weekend. MrB and I were sending you warm hugs all over the weekend. Do hope things continue to improve this week, and that in a few days or so you are up to sorting the yard xx


    • Thank you Becky and MrB. The warm hugs were graciously received. We are going to be in the low 40s (5 or 6) now through the weekend and light rain. So we will be safe. We called the guy who mows our lawn (he takes good care of us), He’s coming over this morning to begin clean up. We want the front yard cleaned up first. That shouldn’t take too long. Then he’ll work on the backyard as he gets time


  11. You have had the extremes in the past 12 months like almost no one else I know. Fires, Riots, COVID, Ice. I’m glad you are ok, but I think you guys need to take a break up there!


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