2/05/2009

THE MOTHER of ALL ICICLES!!!

Like my daughter, Caroline, the family urged me to photograph THIS icicle hanging from the gutter in the back of my kitchen ALL the way to the bottom of my house! It was born from a humongous ice dam coming off the back of my house. I never saw such a huge icicle in all my days! My Grand kids have been anxious to knock this one down, but my hubby said NO! it might knock down the whole gutter and the boards holding it up! ( I hope not!)




This is the ice dam that bore such a huge icicle! Lots of weight sitting in those gutters! We are expecting a warm up tomorrow and until at least Monday, and we are hoping that this melts ALL away before it creaps under our new roof and destroys our walls.! GULP!

Here are a few shots of out our front door of the snow drifts in the neighborhood. Most of the snow has compacted into ice mounds at this point, but we're hoping it will melt and go away real soon!















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I'm still healing from the wound that had me in the hospital last month for 5 days. The home care nurses come each day to dress and bandage the cut on my leg and check on my sugars and listen to my heart. They are great ladies, but I will be so glad to be able to not have to have them come anymore. At least I have had no complications so far with it healing, but the healing is going VERY slowly! ( Which I am told is the way the doctors prefer it. Healing from the inside out) They tell me the cut has closed about 1- 1-1'2 centimeters in the last month, still have about a centimeter to go or more. YEAH- UGG!

6 comments:

caroline said...

that is one huge icicle! Hopefully the warm weather will get rid of it.

momma said...

The ice buildup can do some real damage so hopefully the ice will be melting soon. It is good that the wound is healing for you. Mine is another from the inside out situation but not near a large as yours. Maybe we will be all better soon!!!

Middle Child said...

I came to your blog, via Foxymoron's page... I am about to turn 55 next sunday...I haven't read all your blog of course so only know a little...My mother in Law had a stroke at 55 and she powered on till 75. She was totally paralysed down one side but wow what she could do...took time but she was amazing. I lost my husband in 2007 - he had been a quadriplegic for 25 of our 35 married years...Ido know some of what you may have gone through...and I hope things are easier these day...looking at your icicles...its going to be 43degrees celsius here tomorrow...thats 109.4 Fareinheit


wish i was amongst the icicles.

Mal's Team Gherkin said...

Has it fallen yet, sans damage?!?

gammamoma said...

Yes, MAL the icicle melted and went away on its own the very next day after this picture. Even the ice dam is gone too. Only snow or ice left is the small piles along side the road where the piles were high. Thank God no visible damage from it all.

momma said...

Paula, How about some of your thoughts on your life today as opposed to when you were a young adult? Sharing the world then is always interesting.

The other Momma