Jan 8, 2015
Artic blasts and other home matters
So whatever the temp was, the condensation on the metal window sashing froze in my bedroom last night. Not sure if you can tell it or not by that picture but trust me, it was icy. Tonight will be slightly better by a few degrees. Still not as bad as what my Illinois familyand friends are dealing with.
Actually I almost had a little disaster here this morning as the cold water line in the kitchen was not working. I had done what I was supposed to do---open the kitchen cabinet doors and dripped the faucet. When I went to feed and water the critters, no cold water. The hot was running but taking a bit longer than usual to heat up. The bathroom sinks both have a single faucet and they seemed to be running properly but those are interior walls where the kitchen is not. I got out the hair dryer, thinking that was what DJ had done once. Where do I point it?? Near the shut off valves or higher? I settled Oscar back in his bed and ran to Lowe's for a small space heater. The fellow that waited on me said to try it on low for 15 minutes or so and close the cabinet doors to keep the heat in. It didn't work but I think that might have been operator error. Did it again with the proper fan setting--still no go. Googled to see what to do with one frozen line. Called the neighbor to see if there was anything else I could be doing before calling the plumber. He came down to see, thought maybe the heater needed to go on the water heater source line, an hour or so. I kept the faucet turned on. Said that it might be frozen under the flooring, like down in the crawl space. Oooooh, I did not want to go there!! Thankfully when I got back from walking the lane with Oscar, it was on! Catastrophe averted. I'm still not going to put all the stuff back under the sink though
I had mentioned my friend Terri's husband Frank in my last post. Frank did not recover from his ailments and passed away Tuesday evening. Please keep Terri and her family in your prayers. I know only all too well what it is to lose the love of your life.
However, I did get a bit of great news. My sister called me late yesterday afternoon once Mama, Daddy and Lily saw the surgeon. Lily will not have to have chemo. The biopsy report was such that it will not be necessary but she will have to have followup ultrasounds and repeat MRI down the line. Thank you, Lord!
It is about time for last "walkies" and the sun is getting close to the tree line. Supposedly it is up to 32 but it won't stay that way long if the sun keeps sinking. Thank heavens, the wind is not blowing like yesterday.
Till next time----