Good homeowners around here are putting pantyhose on their gutters! You see, with all the freezing and icicles we have had, huge tubes of ice are frozen in all the gutters, and they are being destroyed. These pictures show gutters coming down in our neighborhood. The local Lowe's is recommending that you put rock salt in pantyhose and lay them on the gutter ice. That way, when the ice has melted, you can remove the salt, which stays contained in the hose, and won't be leaving loose salt in the gutter to corrode and rust it. For many people's homes, it's too late. Gutter repair businesses are looking to hire. The enormous piles of snow are a problem as well. Our mailman has not been able to get to our mailbox at the front door for weeks, and the newspaper tubes are blocked, so papers have to be thrown in our snowy, muddy driveway. The city has started hauling the snow away in trucks. They are SUPPOSED to dump it in empty fields, but ran out of room, so are now dumping it in streams and the river. The snow is loaded with road chemicals, so now the fish have a huge belly ache, perhaps some will die. It's not a good fix, and I wonder if they couldn't think of a better solution. I can't. Then there's all the giant potholes, which cannot be fixed yet. Why? Well, that's for another post sometime in the future.
"Then God said "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." Genesis 1:26