Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ice Ice Everywhere

We have ice ice everywhere here!
My pretty pink striped poncho was given to me by my friend, Snowball, who has passed.  We will forever miss you, sweet Snowball. 

It's all over the trees and our fingers and paws are still crossed that as the sun melts the ice, the branches stay in place and limbs don't come down on top of our house or our barns.

 The icicles are a real problem this year.  Everyones gutters are full of ice and as the snow melts on the roof, the water is backing up into our houses and staining our ceilings and walls.  It's not just us - it's a LOT of people that are dealing with this mess!

 This is the road in front of our house. It's slick!
 Yesterday mom and dad were up on our roof once again shoveling off a snowy icy mixture and still the water dripped in.  This is damage that is not making our mom happy at all. 
 Remember less than 2 months ago mom repainted the bathroom and put Airedale stencils on the wall?  Water found it's way inside the wall and "wrinkled" the paint.  Mom hauled off the wrinkles only to be left with this~  
She'll repair it when winter is over and it won't happen again.  UGH!

We love the snow but we do have to say that at this point - we have had enough for the season.
We do not like ice.  Yes, it's beautiful but it's very destructive and dangerous!

Stay safe and warm everybody!

Love ya lots,


Cowspotdog said...

Is that a pink poncho Maggie is wearing - it looks so cute!!! That ice does not look like fun at all and I hope you are both really careful when you go out.

Dexter said...

Do be careful with the roof shoveling. Ice is just the worst and more on the way Saturday. Stay safe.


Ina in Alaska said...

That is just devastating... and you did ALL THAT WORK!!! This winter is off the hook for you Easterners. So sorry, what a hassle!

I too love Maggie's poncho, ADORABLE!!!

Stay warm (and upright...) xoxo

Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

That looks very similar to our area! I agree, I like the snow (not so much the ice) but I'm ready for spring!! Stay warm :)

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! YES ... Spring Weather!!! Be safe n stay warm. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Unknown said...

My mum has read me about the snow storm and it sounds so scary, I hope all of you are safe and sound and warm too!

Sue said...

We're with you. Today it's 0 degrees and the snow hurts our feet. Some of us don't want to go out and some run out, then can't walk back. Mom has to go rescue us. This isn't fun anymore.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Rocky Creek Scotties and Rocky Creek Ramblings said...

We hate leakies - our Mom collects buckets and we usually have then strewn all over our inside porch this time of year catching all of the leaky water.

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch, yikes that's not good at all. Please tell your hoomans to be careful. You guys need to be careful too. Nobody gets hurt and we'll get through this winter just fine.

Snowball said...

Maggie, You look cute in the poncho. Snowball had one too but the weather was never suitable for her to wear. It is only recently that our weather isn't as hot as before. Snowball would love the weather now if she is still around.

Thank you for remembering her. I miss her lots too.

Happy Lunar New Year!



Barbara said...

Boy, do those icicles look deadly! Tell your mom to be very safe when she's dealing with roof stuff.

As usual, you look adorable!

Golden Samantha said...

How incredibly frustrating - yes... beautiful (as a child, I called "ice" days "fairyland" but it looks totally treacherous. As Mango woofed, stay safe - working on the roof in those conditions sounds pretty scary.
Hugs xoxo
Sammie, Avalon and Oz

violett said...

Oh how annoyingly! They many nice works.
We are sorry very much.
Lots of love

doyle and mollie said...

we see how the snow and ice is a bother but gosh it looks just about as beautiful as you in that pink poncho!! loves and licks xxxx

The Thuglets said...

Maggie looks very fashionable in her pink outfit.

So sorry to see the damage caused by the ice and snow especially after all your moms hardwork.

Please make sure your mom and dad stay safe when clearing the roof.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Shirley said...

Oh no, what a pain. We have had the same problem with our bedroom ceiling caused by rain, rain and more rain. An Airedales life can be very trying sometimes.
Keep your chins up.
Archie, Higgins and Wilberforce

Unknown said...

Sorry about the water damage. That's no fun! Your snow looks fun though. have a great weekend. Ros and Oscar

Two French Bulldogs said...

Although it's icy it sure is beautiful. Lily lives your poncho. Bet it keeps you nice and warm.
Benny & Lily

Remington said...

Frozen water can be so pretty but it is not good when it finds its way in the house....sorry to hear....

Mack said...

My mom is SO scared of ice. They are saying we might get some snow and ice here tomorrow. Yikes!
What a beautiful poncho Maggie.


Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

It didn't wreck any Airedale stenclis did it? Hope that Ground hog was right and this is the end of the ice and snow.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Anonymous said...

Ice is bad news! Pretty, yes. Deadly, yes.

Y'all stay safe out there.

And, hey, wish Our bread machine worked. The thermostat doesn't heat up the right way.

I tried to tell Her to make bread the OLD FASHIONED way!

Roodles, Stuart

Teddy Bear said...

Great poncho, Maggie.:) We hope you all are safe and hope you get some warm weather soon.

Teddy Bear

julee said...

We got the ice too.....what a drag for the humans. AND they had trouble walking me. I don't like that at all.

We hope you can get everything straighten out soon.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

We love your poncho.. Sorry about all the damage.. All Mom's hard work...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Anonymous said...

Oh, gosh, that's kinda some skeery stuff. My paws are crossed that the sun comes to visit and melts all of that away for good! Especially the ice. That sounds like the skeeriest part of all.

Take care of yourselves, my dear furends! And stay warm!

Wiggles & Wags,

fromsophiesview said...

Winter can be beautiful but can be so destructive to of my dads grew up in an old heritage home and had the same problem with leaks from snow and ice on the roof and gutters. Those were the days~! PS tks for the birthday greetings!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Skhary and messy -

The ice has helped maintain my snow - that was one of its only benefits -

Please stay safe!

PeeEssWoo: What a beaWOOtiful gift from Snowball!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh dear, that is just terrible - after all that hard work from Mom. The ice on trees is always so beautiful, but it can wreak havoc with power lines and houses. We keep hearing about all the roof collapses. Stay safe - no fun clearing snow off the roof. We hope you get a break soon.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lorenza said...

Your poncho is pawesome. Sure it is a beautiful present from dear Snowball.
You are so right. The ice there looks pawesome but it is dangerous at the same time!
Now... go back inside to stay warm and comfy!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Stardust said...

Oh dear, that's too much of a good thing. i'm hoping that Mr. Sun works harder there and snow is restraining itself. Your family stays safe and warm too.

Take care there. Hugs.

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee M & M....

This has been one humdinger of a winter fer sure....Grandma Judy said the ice was causin' problems at her house too....We sure hope that silly groundhog knows his stuff and that Spring is really right around the corner....

Stay warm and dry...

Dewey Dewster here....

Sherry said...

That ice is bad stuff. We hope you stay safe and warm. Mom knows how awful it is when water gets into ceilings and walls 'cause it happened here once.
Alanis & Miro

Sally said...

It looks very pretty though....sorry it is causing so many problems! Love the pink poncho!

Keep safe and stay warm!

Sally and Paddy

Archie and Melissa said...

maggie, you look so perfect in your pink poncho enjoying your beautiful winter wonderland!
have a fabulous weekend and stay warm!
m & e

Fred said...

Wowowow! Your ice puts ours to shame!

Sally said...

Great poncho, Maggie.
We have already spring.

Nice woooh

The Army of Four said...

Oh, wow. That's a lot of ice! Snow is fun (for a while, says mom...) but ice is the WORST! Stay safe, you guys!
PS: You look very pretty in your pink ponch.

Martha said...

Our human likes to slip on the ice!!!
That was the fun take care over there.
Maggie we love your pink Poncho and how lovely that it reminds you of your friend.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Rudy said...

Oh dear, hate to hear about the water leaking into the house!! I know my mom is really wanting spring to arrive, it's been a hard winter on so many.
Maggie~~ I love your poncho! Looks very stunning on you ;)
Stay safe!

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

OMD...did you guys ever get the ice...yeseesesch...

We had our hoooge storm last February...had water on the closet floors...soaked the carpet was coming in from the roof peaks...same stuck all in the gutters...

Please please tell your Peeps to be careful on that roof. The guys that dug ours off used scaffolding...some of the icicles they knocked off weighed over a hundred pounds...winter is dangerous!

We know just under that snow are some crocus and some daffy dillys that are just waiting to SPRING!!


Scruffy, Lacie and Stanny

♥I am Holly♥ said...

I am so sorry about the damage to your wall. Ice is very dangerous. In the past, I have wrecked several times on it and always have fallen on it. Now I stay's scary. They are calling for ice here again which is what we usually get instead of snow. Please be careful and let's hope spring comes soon! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Oskar said...

We got lucky & missed the ice storm, but I agree, no more winter!

Nubbin wiggles,

Teddy said...

Oh yes, we agree that snow is much better than ice if you must choose (of course we choose sunny warm days!). There's not much to say good about redeeming qualities whatsoever. Be careful not to slip on it. We're terrified of it here, and are fortunate it doesn't come up north here too often, though we understand our southern neighbors suffer from it frequently. Stay safe!


Princess Patches said...

Our mom left you a comment yesterday, but Blogger ate it!

Please be careful around the icicles! When our pawrents lived in Pawsylvania, a ginormous icicle came down and broke the windshield of their pick-up truck! And they didn't even know it until Spring! (They weren't driving it because of the light weight back end. Even steel bars in it still let it spin in the show and ice).

Stay safe and warm!

Penny & Patches

parlance said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to see how the snow is spoiling your lovely paintwork!

Bocci said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
Thanks for this very informative post! We are very upset about the leaking in your house (Parental Unit gasped when she read that and saw the pictures-she know how hard your Mom and Dad work to keep your house...well, perfect!

Please be careful on your roof!
We've had lots of ice here-more last night and lost part of our tree, but not to the extent that you've had!

P.S. We love your gorgeous Poncho from Snowball, may he/she be frolicking over the RB as we speak:-)

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Bless your hearts!!! I am so sorry about all this ice and snow with more to come!!!!!!!! This has been a winter for the record books!!!
I am so ready for it to be over but then I think about some of the violent spring's we have had and then the hurricanes!!! Mother Nature is mad at us and she is the boss!!
We must make peace with her!!
xx, Bambi & Fern

the many Bs said...

wow, those icecicles are really huge. that's so terrible that the ice is melting and making water iinside your house. we're sorry that it is so destructive. we wish all of the ice would melt and go away, but that would probably make a mess too.


kishiko said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch,
Your place also looks cold.
Stay warm and take care!