Saturday, January 9, 2010

Global Freezing Still In Effect

The temps, they ain't a-changin'.

Still colder than Mrs. Hillbilly Mom's heart around these parts. I haven't been outside since Wednesday evening. The evening of the hole-in-the-door episode, thanks to Naysayer H. But...we do have hot water, and a warm indoor environment, thanks to our furnace running continuously. It sure helps to dry those shrinkable clothes that I hang up in the laundry room.

The boys went bowling today, after a two-week league layoff for the holidays. The #1 son reports that on the way home, Chauffeur H almost collided with a Schwan's truck. Seems that both drivers were taking their half out of the middle on our roller-coasty county road, and surprised each other at the crest of a hill. Chauffeur H slammed on his brakes, which started groaning, either from being anti-lock, or in a fit of pique over Chauffeur H's driving habits. It was frigid out there. I asked #1 what they planned to do if they slid off the road, with nobody conscious to call for help? Lay there and freeze to death in five minutes, or injuredly crawl inside the Schwan's freezer to keep warm? #1 replied that the Schwan's truck was like a tank, and that its driver would have remained conscious.

The kids are hoping for school to be canceled Monday. Fat chance of that. The roads are clear except for our county road and gravel road. Or so I'm told.

But there IS that chance of flurries on Monday.


Kathy's Klothesline said...

I envy your water....... After he fixed the water and got his shower I finished the dishes luxuriating in the running hot water that i didn't have to heat on the stove. Took the dogs out, stoked the fire and read a couple of blogs. Noticed that I kept hearing the pump clicking on and off, went to check and found the kitchen afloat in water. Went out to the laundry room and found it ankle deep. Long story, but I had to turn off the pump and I DIDN'T GET A SHOWER. I am waiting for he who plumbs to come home. If I have to go rent a damn hotel room I am having my shower!!!!!!!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Well. If it weren't for bad luck, you'd have no luck at all! But you DO have those working doorknobs. And a piece of Human Remains cardboard in your ceiling.