I've tried and tried to get some pictures of the ice, but it seems my poor camera has some sort of power problem. I've changed batteries several times, bought new batteries just in case and tried with them. Nothing. All I get is a black screen saying Change the batteries. Geesh.
shared my photo's for pretty much the entire time I've been writing this
blog. It feels so strange to post without one so I found an older one
The storm that is moving toward the east coast left us here with everything covered in ice. It looks like a winter wonderland around here. So beautiful. Boy is it ever cold though! Temps haven't been above freezing in a few days. Mars has been keeping the water turned off most of the time. He'll turn it on and I'll refill the containers that need to be filled and get the dishes washed up. Then he drains the lines and shuts it back off. So far we've not had frozen pipes. Keep your fingers crossed will ya? Every time he goes out there to turn it on I sort of hold my breath till water starts coming.
There is a half an inch of ice covering everything. It looks like a winter wonderland around here. Absolutely stunning. Especially when the sun comes out for a half a second! hehehehe The two little Redbud trees we planted last spring are bent over in half, icy limbs touching the ground. All I can say is they haven't broken yet so that's a good sign, isn't it?? I've got my fingers crossed.
We lost electricity here on Sunday for about 24 hours Let me tell you it was COLD up in here huddled in multiple layers of clothing. I'm sure glad we both have our insulated coveralls. We really are going to have to work on getting another type of heat beyond the electric heaters. We've put it off much to long and this isn't the first time we've been caught unprepared for the electricity going out. We're ok with the lights as we have oil lamps and a couple of battery type lights. but we've got to address an alternate heating arrangement besides the stove. . Hey if it came down to it we'd just fire up the stove in the barn and hang out. I'd rather not have to do that So it has now moved higher on THE LIST.
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