With that said, the storm really didn't get cooking until around 1:00 am when we all of a sudden heard sleet and freezing rain pelting our windows and bouncing off our house! This ruckus continued all night long and the ice just kept building up.
My mother who lives 15 minutes from us didn't get hit as hard as we did and neither did my daughter who lives only 5 minutes away. For some reason, winter storm Nika really loved hitting and trashing my beautiful neighborhood with its fury!
We are keeping our fingers crossed that this is the last ice storm that we have to deal with this season. Surely, as you can all imagine...we are tired of losing our power and tired of cleaning up all of the mess that is left behind! We are looking ahead to spring and praying that spring gets here sooner than later!