In the night it snowed and blowed but that is not the worst of it.
You know how in a partnership some jobs are just assumed by one partner and the other person does not think about them too much. Well, I never think about checking the gas mainly because John always does and I never do and because in a normal winter we never use very much – we heat with the fire and cook dinner and heat water for tea on the woodstove – plus I was away in New Zealand during the really bad cold so did not see the extra use of gas for additional heating. This does not mean I should not have checked it though. It is not technically anyones job and you know what they say about assumptions.
I just never thought of it and John was still only thinking about it.
And we have run out of gas. This morning the central heating was trying to click on and there is no hot water. No gas. The big gas tank in the garden is empty. The house is very cold.
Though we are at a high this morning of 24F/-4C the temperatures will steadily fall from here to near 3F /-16C.
And I have a feeling that today is a public holiday. Yes. I checked. It is Martin Luther King day. I think we will be out of hot water for a good 24 hours yet.
Thank goodness we have the woodstove. Though it is getting on in age and is not as efficient as it once was we will be warm if we are in the main room and can still cook our food. A Soup I think.
There is always a chance that the gas company is open and a truck will have time to come out and fill the tank. That would be a bonus.
Or we will be unwashed pioneers for a few days. A little hardship will be ok. I bet John goes out to his heated workshop for the day though!!
WEATHER: Cold and then colder with a nasty wind.
Monday 01/15 40% / < 1 in
Snow this morning will taper off and give way to cloudy skies this afternoon. Morning high of 24F/-4C with temps falling to near 10F. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
Monday Night 01/15 20% / 0 in
Mostly cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. Low 3F/-16C. Winds W at 15 to 25 mph.
7:15 am 4:49 pm
Waning Crescent, 2% visible 6:01 am 3:52 pm