Wednesday, November 27, 2013
2nd day of the storm.
We got a lot of sleet, but not a great deal of snow to speak of. When you walk around outside, the sleet cracks and pops. It's slippery so the only things I've done outside today were essential chores that have to be done every day, regardless of the weather.
The air is so dry that even with two steam humidifiers going, I'm boiling a big pot of water on the gas range. It's still only about 48% in here, and the ferrets need 55% so tomorrow I plan on going and buying another humidifier. We've never had trouble before with keeping a comfortable humidity level, this air must be very dry even for a winter here in the mountains.
No power failures, so we are quite comfortable inside. The rain has stopped so I don't have to worry about any of the diversion ditches, gutters, etc. Nothing to do except relax, since I'm running the propane heat and not fooling with the fireplace or wood stove this time around.
So far, this hasn't been all that bad, but I guess a tree could fall on the house in the next five minutes so until the storm is gone I'll hold off pronouncing it a nonevent.