Are you safe inside your warm house protected from this Artic blast that is sweeping the country? I know I am! About an hour ago I heard some noise on my back deck. I looked outside to see what it was and saw a big chunk of ice on the deck. I have no idea where it came from. But it's STILL there! That's how cold it is here. We southerners are not used to this cold weather either.
May I just interrupt this post to let you know something important too? If your pipes burst from the cold, DO NOT CALL 911! The Fire Dept. will simply come out and turn your water off and tell you to contact a plumber. They should not be used as a clean up service to your problem. Turn off your own water! Call a plumber and whoever else you need to clean everything up. Call your insurance company for damage reimbursements. My husband is a fireman and is working today. He is running calls back to back for this sole purpose. Fire Dept. services get abused for so many reasons. They are not your plumber and not your taxi! There, I feel much better now.
Last night as I lied in bed, I heard popping noises in the window. I guess it was the cold air compressing against the glass. Also, when we walk outside on the deck, the wood creaks. It's all so strange. Usually, if we have cold temps like this there is snow to go along with it. Not here!
Yesterday, we had something done in our back yard despite the cold temperatures.
Can you guess what he's doing?
What about now? Could it be the beginning stages of a swimming pool? Or perhaps some new feature added to our landscaping?
No, it's actually a new field line for our septic tank. Isn't that exciting????
They came out just after lunch time and dug in our back yard to expand our existing field line that wasn't draining properly. We found out that our lovely builder skimped in this department! So, now we had no choice but to fix the problem. I'm sure our neighbors are much happier with us now too! LOL.
So, this is my new view outside.
I can't wait for it to be warm enough to re-seed grass and make it pretty again. I'm having to clean my dogs feet now every time he walks through that Georgia red clay. It stains everything!
After all that excitement, we ate some dinner and curled up by a fire to watch the FL/Auburn game.
What have you been doing during this cold snap?
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Kelly ~