My computer has decided I cannot post pictures right now. Many of the buttons on Blogger won't work, so is it my computer or Blogger. Things are failing on the computer, too. It is just a big, bothersome mess. Today, I got a message that I was not using a secure server. What is that all about?
Maggie May is still giving me about 6 eggs each week. And, I dream every night after not remembering I dreamed over the last 10 years.
The new pillow is a dream to sleep on each night. My shoulders hurt less. I use the two cheap ones to block a frigid draft at the head of the bed, so I am warmer.
Last night, I wanted to feel the blue flannel sheets, so I opened the package and started unfolding the sheets. It suddenly occurred to me they, too, could keep me warm. So, I left them with two folds and put them from my waist down. They might have made me ill if I put them closer to my face because of chemicals or fuzz. THEN, I took the blanket I finally found and covered it all. I was warm within 30 seconds after I got settled in bed.
Remember, the night before I had put a coat, housecoat, and two sheets over me and the bedspread and wool blanket. So, all the above stuff went on top of this. I think my covers were about 6 inches thick last night. As I was walking around the home section in Belk's and shopping for sheets, I noticed the down comforters and wondered if those could keep me warm in this frigid, drafty house and I fantasized.
Today, as I was outdoors in the few hours the temperatures went above 32 degrees F, I heard water in the water meter running. So, I looked in the basement. There was a steady stream of water coming through the floor under the kitchen sink. When I went in the house, there was so much water running out of the door under the sink and from under the dishwasher. I hope the dishwasher did not freeze and is leaking. The most I could do was to throw towels in the water. I went back out with a rake to turn off the water meter. I have the long key, but since the plumber thought I needed two water meters, the new one has a hand lever to turn it off.
Cleaning all the products and junk from under the sink will have to wait until Saturday. My back had had enough walking and doing things for today The soaking wet towels are in a cooking pot, the nearest thing available. Besides, the water is off and tomorrow will be much warmer. The pipes were not completely thawed, so I just wonder what else is leaking.
Tomorrow is also a day that will be filled with spending an exorbitant amount at the laundry. I had a load in when the water pipes froze, and two other loads that really needed to be done.
A pint of grape tomatoes is $.99 somewhere, maybe Aldi's. I purchased a pint, price-matched at Walmart. The same tomatoes were $2.38 at WM. I would tell you which store, but I don't want to walk to the car to get the ads. Grape tomatoes are the only tomato that tastes good in the winter.
A person can eat well by cherry-picking stores produce ads. I usually buy from ads on Wednesday and again on the next Tuesday night, almost a week later. That way, I get fresh produce for the week after the ads go off.
How many people are dealing with frozen pipes? Frozen pipes, now thawed? Do you have a down comforter? Do you think I could harvest enough down from my hens to make my own? LOL...the hens would avoid me.