1.17.2007

pretty, huh?

The result of a little ice storm the other day.

The not-so-pretty? The $500 we had to fork over to the glass place to repair the rear quarter panel window on the truck. Seems the decrepit old tree in the front yard couldn't handle the extra weight of the pretty ice and we lost a few branches. One rather large branch that came down on the car mere minutes after Carlos got home and parked it. Perfect. Full disclosure time...that $500 also included our *front* windshield that cracked almost 2 years ago :p Guess it was time to do something about that, huh?

Every time we have an ice storm, I'm reminded by my mom or dad of the day I was born. The big ice storm of March, 1976...cited by many as "one of the worst natural disasters in Michigan's history." What an excellent sign of things to come for their first-born :p I think my ill-fated beginnings were just a case of bad timing though as overall, I've had a pretty good life. Just a little trip down memory lane today...happy Wednesday!

8 comments:

  1. melanie10:43 PM

    no ice here, although we did get some more flurries today. happy mel! :)

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  2. kristina10:10 AM

    Beautiful picture, E! So sorry about the truck damage and LOL about the major ice storm the day you were born! You'd think it would have been HOT on that day! Hehe! ;) I think I need to stop with the hot jokes, don't I? You've got to be up to a couple of hundred dollars though, eh? ;)

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  3. beautiful photo Erica!! i agree with K, it should have been smokin hot on the day you were born. =) Sorry about the car, but glad it is repairable.

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  4. hahaha! You're so funny (about the ice storm when you were born.) The mean branches full of ice? Not so funny. So sorry to hear that. I love all the white and blue you've got goin' on here on your blog. Makes me think of winter. In the pretty way. ; )

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  5. dude, that sucks. Really pretty picture though:)

    I'm gonna email you tonite...:)

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  6. Glad he didn't get clobbered with the branch!!

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  7. looks pretty, but sounds scary! thank god he wasn't right there when it happened.

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  8. Maureen3:11 PM

    Yikes!

    We had it as well.....and today, it's a bit warmer and it's falling and as I drove, I thought of you guys and prayed nothing would crack or break :P

    and life is good for you.....last year was good, this one will be even better :)
    Hugs! Miss you E!

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