Friday, December 31, 2010

So...... Ice is heavy huh?

I've posted a couple of times now about the large and beautiful icicles growing on the side of our house. We've been here for a few years now and haven't seen icicles this size before. We figured it was because we're using the upstairs room more and the heat escaping from the roof is melting the snow that is refreezing into the icicles.

Makes sense.

So what do you do about it? If you knock them off you risk breaking a window or ripping the eaves trough off the roof, or worse......loosing an eye! Those things are pointy you know!

So when I came home from work today Mr. Jimmy and I found a frazzled Mom and this in our side yard.

All the ice has pulled away from the house and brought with it roof tiles. Most of the eaves trough is now loosened from the eave and bent beyond use!

You might also notice that our fence.... or what use to be our fence is now flattened like an accordion under a fifty pound block of ice.

Here is the saggy eaves trough.

Anybody out there see this coming?