Our snow quickly morphed into a significant ice storm. We received about 1/2 to 3/4 inch of ice pellets which have frozen solid on every surface outside. Thankfully, we did not lose electric. We were able to watch the ice fall while remaining comfortable and warm. Considering the millions of people who are without power and water this morning, we are certainly considering ourselves lucky.
While the ice was falling from the ice, we were able to curl up in front of the television to watch an exploratory robot land on Mars. What an amazing sight! Everybody, especially Robby, was in awe of the accomplishment. Robby's astronomy interest was rekindled by the event. He can't wait to see more photos and to learn everything he can about this interplanetary exploration.
Today we are inside because of the ice. We will wait for the big thaw to begin before venturing outside. Sticking with our motto over the past year, we are safer at home.
Have a great weekend!