Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Boom - crash - thud !

We have had a pretty awful week with sleet, freezing rain and ice. Saturday morning we heard a boom crash THUD and went to check out what happened - our next door neighbor had tried going up their driveway and instead slid back down it again and took out their letter box in the process. This is our drive way it is scattered on and as you see it was just a sheet of ice. Sadly it also caused quite a bit of damage to the back of their SUV too.  On Sunday it got just above freezing and rained in the morning which turned the ice to mush. With the help of our neighbors we were able to clear enough  of it away before it froze again for Dad to be able to get his car out. Our driveway is the only one on our cul-de-sac that is flat, all the other houses have sloping driveways and their ice just drained away when it melted. Mom was also able to get the melted slushy ice off MY deck but not before I had fun playing in it :)


33 comments:

  1. What a handsome boy you are Reilly, such a gorgeous face!
    Those icey driveways do look very dangerous, just take care, no slippy slideys!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xx

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  2. Your poor neighbor. That sucks. Winter has been rough this year.

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  3. That's terrible for your neighbor. Ugh, so sick of winter weather. Be careful out there!

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  4. Oh no! How annoying. Glad you got your decking back though

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  5. this winter is a sneaky guy who tortures so much people this year. I'm glad your neighbor is ok, but I'm sorry for the damage and the car :o(
    let's hope that spring is on the way :o)
    easy rider

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  6. We are glad no one was hurt.
    The slippery slide is not a fun ride on ice. Your mom is a sweetheart for clearing your deck too.
    xo Cinnamon

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  7. Brrrr that is cold and we are sending some of our sunny mild weather over to you. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  8. Mom remembers those days of slipping and sliding in NJ. Very scary
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  9. Oh my! I'm so glad no one was hurt. Mailboxes and cars can be replaced - humans can not. This snow slush stuff is the pits. Ya'll be safe and warm my friends. XOXO - Bacon

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  10. Ice is dangerous to hoomans, doggies and mailboxes! We had ours hit last spring. They cost lots of green papers to rebuild.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  11. It's time for winter to leave!

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  12. OMD what is UP with this CRAZY weather?
    Certainly NOT the Temperature.
    WOW that is a Lot of damage.. to a BRICK structure, no less.

    We remember when the Ice froze you IN.. and your mom had to do all sorts of thingys to get OUTSIDE...

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  13. We got a mess of ice here too. The peeps are stuck at home because the roads a dangerous and Texans don't have a clue how to drive in it.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  14. Hehehe - kinda funny, except for the damage to the vehicle part. Gadzooks - hope things warm up soon! My brother lives in Colorado and has a seriously sloping driveway - I had trouble just walking down it one year - it was SO icy! I don't think I could live in that environment all the time.

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  15. Glad it was just bricks and nobody was hurt. What awful weather you are having.
    Dip and Elliot x

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  16. Oh, NO! Ice is the worst thing!!! We're glad no one was hurt - but feel bad about the SUV and the mailbox. :(
    Stay safe, friends!
    Cammie!

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  17. Ice is treacherous. Mom says our driveway has a lsight incline and it is enough to make it really tough to get up to the garage on foot or in the car. We hope you don't get the ice we are hearing about down in Texas now.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  18. That slippery stuff can be dangerous but at least only inanimate objects were damaged. And I am glad you got to have a bit of fun! Lots of other dogs are suffering from cabin fever in this crazy winter!

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  19. Yes...this was on pretty awesome snow storm here....for petes sake, this ain't the rockie mountains!

    The Mad Scots

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  20. Yikes! Ice can be so dangerous! Im glad they hit a mailbox instead of a person though.

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  21. Looks like you had fun, but probably no fun for your mom! Stay warm and safe

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  22. What a shame about your neighbor's mail box. Ice is such a pain and so very dangerous if you're not extremely careful!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  23. My momma knows better dan to attempt drivin when it are icy.

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  24. Ice is no fun. We don't like ice at all. Stay safe!

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  25. You look like you're enjoying yourself Denny, the neighbor, not so much! Glad no one was hurt, but next time don't drive! Love Dolly

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  26. I guess we are lucky it has been too cold for sleet. Too bad about the car and mailbox but at least no one was hurt.

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  27. That must have been scary to hear the bricks falling down. U guys must have barked like crazy when u heard the noise.

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  28. You look cute with ices on your snooter, Reilly!!

    We are glad your neighbor didn't get hurt during the mailbox incident!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  29. Crikey ..... your poor neighbours!!! You blokes must be well and truly over all that cold and ice and snow and stuff, aye?? Hope it warms up soon.

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  30. That big bang would have frighted my Floyd.
    A cupboard fell over here while the peeps were moving stuff around, the made a HUGE noise and Floyd FLEW outside... He was too scared to come in again for ages!

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  31. Boy i bet the neighbour was peeved boys :( ice is so dangerous has a mind of it's own! and how cute do you look with the frosty sleet on your facey :) loves Fozziemum x

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  32. The plague of bricked up mailboxes. We live in a curve and refuse to brick ours. They get crashed in our neighborhood all of the time.

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