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Old 01-12-2018, 07:47 PM
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I will give that a try. I'd really like to limp through the winter if I can. I have the odd feeling if the hose fitting breaks off in the pump, I may need to buy a new pump housing for the blade. All that may take some time and I'd rather have that done after snow season if possible.

I will probably take it to the guy that sells snow blades and repairs them. I figure if he messes it up he will be able to fix it.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:21 PM
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As a birthday gift to myself I am leaving the back door open for 2 hours. The screen door is shut but there is still quite a bit of air leakage.

The pets find this exciting: it is snowing but it is not nearly as cold as it usually and all 3 of them have been outside (there is a pet door in the screen door)

The young cat is sitting in front of the door, listening to the birds singing.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:37 PM
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That STINKER! The young cat parked himself directly in front of the cat door so the old cat could not get back in! It reminds me of high school all over again.

So I let the old cat in, and my feet are getting cold so the door is, alas, now closed.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:17 PM
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-30 last night, still -5 now but very sunny

Terri, just remember: all cats are jerks

all the snow melted and it was raining the other day, I thought I might get a chance to get some work done out back stacking wood I cut in the fall, but then we got a foot and a half more snow and another deep freeze, so all it really did was undo the shoveled out driveway.

got a ride to town for groceries, first time in 7 weeks I have "fresh" vegatables on the menu (matter of perspective, grocery fresh is no where near as fresh as what I pick in my yard in season, though nothing grows in -30 with over a foot of snow on the ground).
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:42 AM
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-3 this morning, windchill has been -20 to -30 since yesterday afternoon, but should get better sometime this afternoon. School called because of the windchill so my granddaughter spends the day with me.

So far two closing days this year. Last week when we were suppose to get ice, 6" of snow and high winds, but only ended up with the wind, and today. Guess we can't really call these snow days.
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Old 01-16-2018, 04:55 PM
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Cold, cold, cold here. Wind chills have been down to -35. My house is south facing so when its sunny like today I get a lot of solar gain which feels great. My electric/gas budget billing has been $90 a month but I suspect I'm going to see that increase after all the cold. Last winter was very mild which is why my budget dropped from $115 to $90. I'm glad they make adjustments throughout the year rather than hitting me with a bigger increase later.

We keep having little snows of 1/2" to 3" amounts but the wind blows it into a drift where I have to shovel. Glad its light weight snow and not 3 or 4 foot drifts like some years. We're due for a thaw in a couple days which I'm so looking forward to.

I haven't been to town since Dec. 19 so have a long list of shopping to do. I'm out of shelf stable milk so hope Dollar Tree has a supply when I get there. I can buy milk locally but have to pay an extra 33% so I try not to shop here. I'd love to support my local store but my budget doesn't allow paying that much extra for nearly every item and for some its even higher.

I haven't been accomplishing anything worth mentioning. I have been keeping up with my physical therapy and hitting the treadmill daily. I find myself drifting from one project to another without actually getting any of them done!!
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-6 F here this morning but hey I got nothing to complain about

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