Last night as the wind blew hard and the temperatures dropped so fast my face ached, I got all the chores finished. Finally got in the house. Finally peeled off the layers of messed up miserable ramshackle outdoor homeless person clothing. Finally got my iced up gloves off and started thawing out my hands. Finally found the gorilla tape to fix my torn ski farm trousers. Finally got out my bowl of fruit salad and yoghurts wishing I had a good brandy to drizzle it with. And the neighbor calls – he is in a pickle- his truck is stuck in the snow- can I come and pull him out!
Poor old fellow.
I was happy to help though, like firewood, pulling people out of snow drifts is not my department. However with John still away and grounded in California due to the bad weather here I put all my clothes back on – loaded up the dogs and off we went.
The wind is bad this morning. The temperature is still dropping and will dawdle about in the low minus teens all day. Kicking a ball about with Wind – that treacherous wind. Only a sailor could love this wind but even then she could kill him with an extra gust.
I lost the tread off one of my boots yesterday. This may seem like a small thing but – yeah.
Still, I got submersible heaters in all the new emergency waters yesterday. After all the usual problems with extension cords. I am usually good at keeping my spirits high and if not then pretending to myself that they are high but I did feel a little frustrated when I discovered that my last good outside extension cord had dropped a loop straight down into a frozen puddle at the edge of the Rat-house door. And was not moving soon.
And of course my study continues through all this.
The good news is that today will be the worst day – I think. Tomorrow things will start to improve.
The weather this morning is from Weather Live.