Last night it started to snow again and the wind was howling, knocking branches against the house (40+ mph). I was in the kitchen and Gary was in the living room, when he noticed there was no heat coming out through the hot water baseboards. It was a little after 10 and there was nothing he could do to get the furnace going again so he called our "go to man", who said he would come out first thing in the morning.
That meant we had to get more wood in the house so no pipes would freeze...fortunately the air temperature, minus the wind, was not as frigid as it could have been.
I kept the kitchen fire going....
and Gary started our first fire of the winter in the free standing wood stove in the living room.
We both fell asleep around 2am and by 6 got our fires going again.
Scott arrived at 7am and had everything working by 9.
In the meantime, I went out to do chores. It's a darn good thing that I messed up my left arm instead of the right so I could somewhat function. No rest for real farm girls!
It eventually warmed up enough (still in the 30s) to melt most of the snow in the driveway.
Fortunately I was able to get the inside temperature up enough to still hold my class.
One of my artist friends delivered a bunch of frames yesterday and hoped that my students could use them....especially since our show is coming up in June. They scarfed up 9 and I have about 4 left.
It was another "deal of the century."
Gucci was buttering up Tina for another treat.
Connie's drawing is really taking shape.
When they left I had lunch...eggs and an English muffin. Why not?
Seeing that we did not get much sleep last night, Gary and I both took a short nap this afternoon. Of course it was the reading by the fire that finished me off. He ran some errands and went down to Jens to watch Finn and Coop after school.
I did chores at 5:30 and it was still nice and light out.
Tucked in the girls and got back to the house just before dark.
Gary had a meeting at the Alumni House so I did not cook again.
Instead, took pictures of the tulips Carol and Topper brought the other night.
I'm thinkin' spring.
The orchid blossoms are still hangin' in there.
That's it for now.