Happy New Year!
Ok, so I am only about a week late.
Since New Years day this is what we have been dealing with about every other day!
And more snow.
Now it is extreme cold.
The high today was -13, with a wind chill of -40.
Add to that blowing and drifting snow.
One friend with a plow truck came to dig us out.
He got stuck in the drive and the pipeliner had to pull him out.
Later in the day another friend came to check up on us.
He got stuck farther up in the drive way.
The pipeliner had to pull him out too!
On top of the snow and cold our water froze.
Somewhere between the house and the well pump.
The pipe burst and left a nice layer of ice over the drive.
( reason why plow truck # 2 got stuck)
We have had no water since early this morning.
But we did manage to drain the pipes into buckets for drinking water for the dogs.
I brought in a few gallon buckets of snow to melt for flushing the toilet.
We have a supply of bottled water.
And of course milk, tea and what else.
As I type the road grater finally made a pass.
The guys in plow truck 2 called after he left and said the road was almost impassable, glad he made it through!
Tonight we are warm and toasty in the little farmhouse.
Tomorrow we will dig back out.
Figure out what to do about the water situation.
Everything always seems better in the morning!