The morning began with a 5:30 am phone call: no school! We are having a storm with 60+ mph wind gusts. The ice boom (a structure placed at the mouth of the Niagara River to prevent Lake Erie ice from jamming the river) either breached or the water and ice level rose above it. At any rate, the river is jammed with ice. Some of our neighbors are having flooding problems as the water is coming over the banks. Usually the water is five feet below our dock. Here is how it looks this morning:
As I surveyed that situation, I noticed a tree branch sticking out of the roof of my studio. went I opened the door, I saw the full extent of the damage. I'm pretty upset about this. I have hundreds of books stored there. And all my craft supplies. My son and I put a few tarps in place, so I'm hoping the damage will be minimal. It will be a monumental clean up effort.