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Individual blades of grass are even coated with ice.

8:30 a.m. - Here we go again.  Only this time, snow didn't get us: lots of ice did.

When you vote, they give you little badges that say something like "I voted today", or "Exercise the right... vote".  Ads, especially for younger voters announce "It's the right of all Americans... VOTE!" and I even saw one that said "Good Americans vote for leaders, causes, and issues."  If that's indeed the case, I'd like it to be known that I'm a good American.  I braved inches of ice and really NASTY weather conditions to vote last night! :)  When Dan and I got back to his truck, a pretty good sized branch had broken out of the tree over his truck due to the heaviness of the ice and was dangling inches from his roof.  According to radio reports, only about 45% of our area made it out to vote yesterday.  My friend in Cleveland walked about a mile in the driving, icy crud to vote as well.

My grape vines are coated with ice. Ice wine, anyone?
We're Exercising the Right! J

No surprise I didn't have school today. 2 area counties are under a Level 3, MANY (including mine) are under a level 2, and the rest are level 1.  When you step outside, you can hear trees creaking and ice snapping.  It's VERY reminiscent of 3 years ago and that really terrible ice storm (read about what a little over 2 inches of ice will due to an area in my "Hometown Weather Woes" blog.)  We have about half the ice of that storm.  Part of our town was out of power for a couple hours last night.  There are some areas that (as of 8:30 a.m. this morning) are still out of power.  We never lost it. J

So here I am, again… facing another make-up day.

My baby maple tree under ice.
  However, the House in Ohio passed a bill that would allow schools to add a half an hour to their school day instead of making up the days.  I think I would like that.  I can ALWAYS use more time with the kids.  Our extra half hour days would start after our spring break and go to the end of school.  If we did this, our last day would still be in May, not the second week of June.

Dan called and said Route 199 (the main road to Carey where he works) is nothing short of ridiculous, so I won’t be heading up there to eat.  Mom and I ate at the Pour House.  I ended up spending most of my afternoon practicing organ at the church.  Oh yeah, I stopped by the candy shop for a latte and some Jelly Bellys, too.  The roads are looking pretty dry this evening, so hopefully school will go on time tomorrow.

 

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Individual blades of grass are eve…
Individual blades of grass are ev…
My grape vines are coated with ice…
My grape vines are coated with ic…
My baby maple tree under ice.
My baby maple tree under ice.
Ice coats my pretty iron patio.
Ice coats my pretty iron patio.
My windows are coated with a layer…
My windows are coated with a laye…
And the second little pig built hi…
And the second little pig built h…
My party patio isnt very festive…
My party patio isn't very "festiv…
Ice covered basil.
Ice covered basil.
The sky still looks a bit threaten…
The sky still looks a bit threate…
My back door was very hard to pry …
My back door was very hard to pry…
A fine coating of ice on everythin…
A fine coating of ice on everythi…
Little bits of ice fell off the tr…
Little bits of ice fell off the t…
Thats a sheet of sheer ice.
That's a sheet of sheer ice.
Looking up in my tree its easy to…
Looking up in my tree it's easy t…
Branches that just couldnt hang o…
Branches that just couldn't hang …
Branches that just couldnt hang o…
Branches that just couldn't hang …
Looking out my back door, you SHOU…
Looking out my back door, you SHO…
My church looks beautiful in the s…
My church looks beautiful in the …
The museum looks beautiful in the …
The museum looks beautiful in the…
We ate at the Pour House today.
We ate at the Pour House today.
Can you see the ice hanging on the…
Can you see the ice hanging on th…
Ice on electric lines... not good.
Ice on electric lines... not good.
Half of the pole is solid ice.
Half of the pole is solid ice.
The park across the road is beauti…
The park across the road is beaut…
A snowplow hard at work by the par…
A snowplow hard at work by the pa…
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