This morning, when I asked my husband Clif to describe the weather outside, he said, “Miserable.” Clif got it exactly right. The weather—a mix of sleet and freezing rain—is indeed miserable, and it’s supposed to continue until late afternoon.
The thermometer indicates that the temperature is at that exact sweet spot for continued freezing rain.
And here’s a photo of our front steps before Clif put salt on them.
My indicator for ice accumulation is this bush outside my window.
So far, not too bad, but we have many more hours of this weather to go.
Naturally, we are prepared for a power outage. A full bucket of water sits in the tub—for us, no power means no water—and there is a fire in our wood furnace. We have turned up the electric heat to the point where the house is warmer than it has been since early fall. Better to start out with a warm house if the power goes out.
Fingers (and toes) crossed that we keep our power.