Could it be true? Could we be experiencing a heat wave of sorts? I thought so yesterday when we reached a whopping 41 degrees in the early afternoon! The sun was shining and I kept hearing a thunking sound outside the front door. I investigated and found that that the noise was the melting icicles from the roof that were crashing down onto the sidewalk.
The home health care delivery man had just arrived and stepped back from the doorway when a large icicle came crashing down in front of him. If he had not moved only seconds before, he would have been the victim of an icicle attack. Thank goodness, because those suckers are pointy and sharp and he really could have been hurt.
The icicle on the left looks a bit skinny from this angle, but from another vantage point inside my front hallway window, we could see that it was about 7 or 8 inches wide at the top and about 4 feet long! We’ve never had icicles hanging from the gutters before. But with all the snow and the freezing and unfreezing cycles we’ve encountered, they just kept growing.
In this picture, you can actually see the roof. Up until yesterday, it had been thoroughly covered with deep snow, making it seem like a thick thatched roof over in Ireland, except that it looked as if it was covered with thick, billowy puffs of cotton!
I’m all for a thaw, let me tell you! I want blue skies, warmer weather, and SPRING!! I think many of us are ready for winter to be over. My sister-in-law came by to visit yesterday, and while she kept Mr. S company, I made a quick stop into a Marshall’s store yesterday to see that the shelves were filled with pretty spring things- Easter bunnies, nests, flowers, fresh colors…. And of course, things for St. Paddy’s Day next month! Who can forget the lucky Irish?
We certainly feel lucky that things are going better here in the Sullivan household. Mr.S is making improvements. He is now using a CPM machine to help his knee get some flexing motion into it. It is designed to slowly bend his knee and eventually get him into a 90 degree position. He is supposed to spend four hours a day in it, and he can sit up in bed and watch television or read while it works. Of course, he continues to do his therapy exercises in addition to this. And ever the fitness instructor, I pull rank and play the role of drill sergeant to make sure he does them correctly!
Hope to be back soon to let you know what’s going on. Although I may not always have time to comment, just know I am still trying to visit you to see what’s going on in your world. I wish I could have had time to participate in Marty’s cloche party, but I will be looking forward to her next one. By then, things should be less hectic around here. Thanks again for all of your prayers and good thoughts being sent our way!