I spent the day trying to catch up on my work and around four o'clock my son called. He was frantic. He said that he heard running water. Uh oh!! He went into the kitchen to a good inch of water on the floor and more coming. I hung up with him and called the water company. I packed my things and said a hurried good-bye to the skeleton crew of fellow workers. One employee had called in with furnace trouble. One of them had called in with frozen pipes. It's been that kind of week around here. By the time I got home, the water had been turned off and he was finishing mopping up the floor. Now, EVERY towel in the house is in the bathtub sopping wet. No problem- I'll just wash them. CAN'T! "Well, I told my son, just think of the pioneers. They didn't have running water. At least I stopped and bought a gallon of water on the way home. And look outside, we've got plenty of snow."
I think the outside faucet is the culprit. This morning, I noticed an icicle hanging from it.
Okay, so I began melting snow on my wood stove which is still going strong, thankfully! Do you know how much snow it takes to make water?? At least I can get water for the dogs and cats but the horses? Uh oh, how do I get the horses water? I think the high yesterday was 8 degrees! As soon as they have water it freezes. Yesterday, I took a jug out in the morning and my son took two in the afternoon so they're not dying yet.
The dogs don't hardly go outside. Buddha cries in pain because his feet are so cold and even Sandy keeps her romps short.
My mom told me this morning that since yesterday her pipes are frozen. I'm praying they don't break! I need to call a plumber now but I have a feeling it's too cold for them to work. Gosh, this has been my longest winter!!!
Update- so I went out to start my car for work and neither car will start! How do you do it, North-Easterners? How do you get your car to start in cold weather? I looked at my thermostat and I thought, "Gosh, it got up to 23 degrees during the night. How is that possible? And then I looked again and it's -23! Currently, it's 2 degrees. Hopefully, in an hour or two, with the sun shining, my car will start and I can go to work for at least a few hours.
Is it nice in your Snowstorm, Freezing your Brain - song: Sweet Thing, Reprise, artist: David Bowie, album: Diamond Dogs