Our front porch is not looking very welcoming these days. There is a welcome mat there, but it is buried under a thick sheet of ice.
Some sort of drainage problem in the gutters causes daytime melting to drip over the edge of the gutter which freezes at night on the walkway and porch. We have researched various solutions all of which will apparently cost thousands of dollars. It is yet to be decided if we will go for the fix or just wait for spring. In the meantime, you are welcome to visit....you will just have to come in through the garage.
My 9 year old granddaughter, Hope, after six weeks of rehearsal, finally had opening day for her current play yesterday. It all went well and I think it is relief for the entire crew to get the first performance done. The play will run for 5 more weeks.
There are no pictures allowed during the performance, but in addition to their work on stage the cast also seats the audience when they come in, takes lunch orders and serves lunch after the play ala adult dinner theater. Their director tells them that every aspiring actor needs to learn to wait tables
Hope in her "waitress" costume
Hope's 17 month old brother Beck missed the play yesterday due to an eye infection. It is not contagious, but it is rather unsightly.
Since this picture was taken he tripped over a toy and hit the same eye. He now has quite a shiner under his eye to add to his tough guy look.