Sunday, February 22, 2015

View from the Loo - Feb

It's been crazy cold and the 8-10 inches of snow we got last Tuesday, the 17th,  combined with the 1-1/2 inches of snow yesterday has made for some unhappy critters. 

The hogs have been staying in their run-in, snuggled down in the straw. 

The goats are roaming but like hanging out under the carport. You can tell their favorite paths; there are trails of goat pellets hither and yon. 

Frozen pipe under master bath lead to master bathroom's pipe bursting at some point today. The water pressure sucked all over the house but it wasn't until I heard water running UNDER the bathtub that I went outside. Sure enough, the huge puddle under that corner of the house was a dead giveaway. I turned off all the water switches I could find under the house and opened all the taps on the first floor. 

The plumber will be here first thing tomorrow morning. The kids don't have school again (they were off all last week) tomorrow, so no one has to be all that clean until Tuesday anyway. 

To top that off, the slow leak in my tire went to outright flat as of yesterday. It was snowing all day yesterday so I changed it today with my husband's help. I'm so grateful that my dad sent me a several ton floor jack years and years ago. It has come in handy here on the farm. I use it all the time on the lawn tractors. 

Tomorrow is going to be expensive. Fix plumbing - in more than one place. The valves to turn the water off to the master bathroom are so close together that neither can fully close! If that wasn't so wrong, the rest of the house could have water. And then four new truck tires. 


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