We got out for a little bit before the next storm hits so that we could have plenty of milk, bread, eggs, etc. We, like all of our other Fulton neighbors, were also in search of batteries and lamp oil in case the power goes out again. We were successful in our pursuit of batteries, the lamp oil was a lost cause.
As we drove to and from the store, I took a few more photos of the scene around us. I know most of you in Columbia are probably thinking we’re a bunch of light weights over here. But, believe me when I tell you I think we got a heavier dose of ice than many other places in the last 24 or so hours. There was a house just around the corner that had a huge old tree that had completely fallen over in the year, the complete rootball had been wrenched from the ground. It narrowly missed the house, which is for sale, and the older woman who owns it must be awfully grateful.
This is a photo of my Mom and Dad’s old house on Hickman Avenue. Note the beautiful Bradford Pear tree my sisters gave Mom for Mother’s Day several years ago is no more. It, like many others, is split in half under the weight of the ice.
Our neighbor, just 3 doors down, lost a big old tree right next to the house. (This is next door to Aunt Pat.) There were several houses along West Seventh Street and Court Street that were hit hard. I wasn’t able to photograph some of them because we were moving and couldn’t stop, but, there doesn’t seem to be a house around that didn’t have some sort of mess to clean up.