Monday, January 4, 2010

The Down Side

I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's.  Ours, as usual, was quiet.  Our neighbour had a bonfire with hot chocolate  and some nibblies.  We stayed there for a while, came home, watched a movie and went to bed an hour later than usual.  Party animals!
The next day we were back to Orillia and then Saturday to my nephews family.  We left for home a little earlier than we planned because the driving conditions were supposed  to deteriate but we didn't have any problems. As much as we enjoy seeing family, it is always nice to be back home in our own beds.
You have, frequently, (too frequently?) heard me say how much we enjoy living in the country and we really do but there sometimes is a downside.  When we arrived home, we discovered our water line had froze and we are still waiting for it to thaw.  Of course, those things do happen in an urban area but usually only in unusual circimstances-no power during severe cold etc.  In the country, pumps can freeze or one of the connections or the line itself. 
We always have an emergency supply of drinking water on hand and melted snow takes care of other necessities so we aren't suffering.  Everything should be back to normal today as it is warming up which will help the heater. I am also fortunate in that my husband is able to deal with most situations. This is my quilt group day so probably by the time I return home, all will be back to normal.
If you live in one of the areas that has been affected by the recent winter storms, I hope you came through without any problems.  Try to get outside sometime and breath in the fresh winter air.  It will make you feel invigorated and ready to tackle whatever your day brings.

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