Monday, January 6, 2014
Snow, ice and very cold temperatures.
We have not had a lot of snow, which is a relief. I walked down to the foot of the mountain and I can make it out to the highway if I need to. However, the temperatures here are the coldest I believe I have seen since coming to live up in these parts back in 1986.
The door locks on the outbuildings freeze and I have to heat them to get inside the buildings. The vehicles are covered with a sheet of ice. If I want to get into one of them, I'll have to pour hot water on the door seams.
We are warm enough inside, and I haven't had to jump through hoops with the generator or the kerosene heaters as the power has remained fairly constant.
The scanners have been on all day, and it's apparent that most people are staying home. The excitement of the day has been a couple of chimney fires, and an old guy who fell off his stool at Subway and knocked himself out. Not indicative of a lot of activity.
The cold cracked the windshield on my daughters Jeep Commander but the insurance will cover that. My son called and he needed some new, warm boots. He's outside a lot at his job. So he has gone to get those, then he's going over to his sister's tonight for supper. The cold doesn't seem to be bothering people there much though it's worse than here.
All in all, we are doing alright.