The ice this time

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Day 5 and counting since all this started. Schools are closed once again, partly because they’re being used as shelters, partly because rural areas are still not cleared. Our power went up and down yesterday, but they fixed the broken line on Saturday night so the dangerous part is over, and thanks to the thousands we spent on having trees removed a couple of years ago, our house escaped unscathed. The big maple in the back hardly lost a twig, which is surprising, as it has shed a lot of wood the last couple of years. I can’t remember an ice storm where the ice lingered so long, but today it’s getting into the 40s and if there’s any sun at all the last of the ice should come off and start to melt, and we can get back to normal.

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