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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Whew! It's Over!

No pipes burst.
The hens did not freeze to death.
Whatever was wrong with the dishwasher is healed.
I awoke HOT!
The tiny, prepolarvortex drip/leak from the washing machine is much worse. It  now run/trickles, through the laundry room floor on the ground floor and into  the basement ceiling and onto floor.
Lamps and candles for heat are retired. I used a total of 16 tea light candles and four matches.

It is 50 degrees now.
I will leave at 5:30 for a church dinner.
Then, I will go to Walmart.
The car has not been moved since Sunday! It will start.
Now, I can cook!

My all-night vigils with the pipes and candles and lamps paid off!
Hens are in their roost, and all's right with the world.

Nope, they came to get me to feed them one last time!

Your turn
Did you work hard to keep things from freezing, including extra work during the freeze?
Was anything actually damaged? Did you lose any utilities? Have any tree damage, wind damage, ice damage to trees? Have a vehicle slide off the road?  Anyone fall and break a limb? Get cold indoors?


  1. It wasn't all that bad here, but I am afraid that a very large plant in my backyard froze to death. It's bent over and looks sad. I'm glad you survived, but I'm sorry about your leak. I wish I could wave my magic wand and fix everything for you.


    1. Janie,
      Maybe your plant will cheer up, stand up, and live. That leak is a bother that I cannot afford to fix. It would not be hard to fix. It is hard to reach. Warm up the magic wand. Thanks.

  2. Yay! It's over and you survived. That is a relief to hear.

    1. Sue,
      I even wore sandals today and still have them on now. I was worried about the situation. Thanks.

  3. No damage here, but there have been several bad fires in my area, probably mostly from faulty space heaters. I'm glad you and the hens are well!

    1. Jessnhalinda,
      I was so careful with my space heaters. Fire terrifies me! Thanks. We are well. I am glad you are, too.

  4. I am so glad. Our phone line died, and I have had neither phone nor internet for the last two days.
    And I worried about my blogging friends in the big freeze.

    1. EC,
      Losing phone and internet is a trial of its own. I am glad you got the line back. Yes, I made it am still exhausted.


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