Friday, December 12, 2014

The F word is back

Flurries, every once in a while environment Canada sorta guesses right, this time the flurries arrived right on schedule but now doesn't know when to quit. Heavy wet snow has been coming down (again) for the last 6 hours or so, but would much rather see the snow than more rain. The rain we did get is more than usually comes down all winter and most of the spring. Even brought the river up a lot.

Working on fingerless gloves going to KY., waiting to hear if she wants identical of fraternal. Just 3 fingers left to do on #1, when this pair is done am taking a break from tiny needles (2.25 mm) and might go back to slippers on giant needles to be felted, will see how left hand reacts to the change in sizes.

Made meatloaf last night for supper and now remember why I haven't made it for at least 10 years, mine isn't very good. So will finish it off today in a sandwich with lots of mustard.

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  1. Just read your last post. The coldest I've ever been was spending the night in an unheated village hall, in January. I had two sleeping bags but it made no difference. You could do with some emergency back-up systems - a stand - alone propane heater or two, with bottled gas - my husband has one in his workshop. And some way to heat water and food, in an emergency. It's only when there is a crisis that these things become clear, though you might go for years and not need them. All our heating is electric, but we have a little stove which will burn smokeless fuel and would heat water if it had to. And we live in the middle of a village.
    Pardon me for being so blunt, but I've enjoyed your blog for some years, and almost feel that I know you well enough to be concerned about you.

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    1. My furnace in the main part of the house is propane and usually problem free but it chose Tuesday night to crap out in the extremely high winds, the propane stove in the wool room works great as long as there is power for the blower. I thought I had all the bases covered between the propane and electric base board heaters, just unfortunate set if circumstances. Power is not usually out for 22 hours like this time. Thank goodness for woolies.

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  2. Just read your last two entries - glad the power came back on BUT git yer ass out & get a propane backup. As the person before me said, you may never need it but you're too isolated to be without an independent source of heat. If there's a huge emergency & no one can come for a week, what are you going to do?? You could freeze before the neighbors are in any condition to help you. And none of us are as young as we used to be.
    There's sure something to be said about a wood stove. The Ex & I were snowed in one year - no one in our neighborhood could get out unless we hiked two blocks to the main road where the bus was having problems getting up & down the hill. Then we lost our power due to a transformer explosion - it also blew out most of the electronics for a block around too. But, we had the wood stove. I cooked, made tea, kept the dogs & cats cozy & we slept on the couch bed in front of the fire. We would've been fine for a week.

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    1. Have propane and as I just wrote to Shandy was just a case of shit happens. No can do wood heat anymore wood shed is a far walk from the house, and would have to hire someone to cut, split and stack wood, then to find someone to clean the chimney, and house insurance would go up $1600. If'n it happens again will just go visit friends that have wood heat.

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  3. I am a fairly new blog follower from way down south in PA. I knit and spin and process fleeces and dye. When ever I think I am too cold in my old house I just need to peek into your blog for a weather update! The coldest I’ve been is when the old heater broke and we had frost on the mirrors inside and the water in a vase of flowers froze. Yikes. We now have a back up wood stove and a generator. A good thing because we are out of power a great deal these days. I love your blog and seeing all your beautiful work. Keep warm! Sara

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    1. Am going to buy a bottled gas camp stove, hot water bottles and pray everything that could go wrong won't again. Propane furnace just picked a bad time to crap out, stove in wool room needs power for the blower, just sits and gets stinky hot without.

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  4. That is an amazing story, thank you for sharing. I have never been that cold before but I am sure it was an experience to remember. My husband and I are travelling up north in the next few months to also experience the cold. This inspired us to make the trip a lot sooner than originally planned. Thank you again.

    Melinda Rose @ Phoenix South HVAC

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  5. I love it when it snows too. I know it can be such a pain in terms of transport and things like that. But you can't beat the feel of taking your first step on to a crisp bed of white powdery snow. There's nothing else quite like it is there? As Dean Martin said "Let it snow"

    Dennis Cannon @ Laird And Son

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