Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

NOT A DROP TO DRINK

Water...no water.

I bundled up and walked out to the shop to make sure the light was still working and it was directed toward the pump. It was and appeared the pump was still running.  I decided the pipes were frozen. Trudged back to the house.  I turned up the heat, opened all the cabinet doors under the sinks.  I turned every faucet to drip and waited. 

It was less than an hour when the dripping sped up and I checked. The water was back. This is the first time in 12 years that our pipes have frozen. So happy it wasn't critical. The dogs, cats and guinea fowl are  happy also. 

Why didn't I call for help? Because who can ask people to come out in this weather and try to get up the hills to my home. Plus everyone has the flu so what's a little cardiac problem. LOL Learned that UPS won't be making deliveries today in the area so my coffee order won't come. 

My problems are small compared to some and I hope other people are managing to stay warm. 

God bless us every one:-)

Granny Annie bundled for the cold:-)
Highway into our small town.

32 comments:

  1. Well you know how to bundle -- although I would definitely zip all the way to the top and keep my neck covered! I'm glad you got the water back on in good time.

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    1. I wondered if anyone would notice that. There actually is a button at the top and I always zip to the top and hook the button. Thanks Olga for your concern:-)

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  2. What a winter we're all having. The temps are up and down and all around the town lol. Keep warm, spring is on the way.

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    1. I am going to make an attempt to go to town tomorrow. Our temperatures are already much higher and will be in the 40's soon. You are always ready for such cold temperatures but they are rare here in Oklahoma.

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  3. Sorry about your frozen pipes, I've been sweating it out, hoping our don't freeze again. I hope you get your warm up today. We should see over freezing today too. Take care of yourself!

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    1. Thanks Sharon. We do have warmer temps today. WooHoo!

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  4. Oh My Goodness! I actually would have no idea how to keep warm or drive in those conditions. Stay safe.

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    1. Linda, I am getting out in the weather today and hopefully it is warm enough to make the roads safer.

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  5. I admire your independence and resourcefulness.

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    1. Thank you Jan. Hopefully I take after my mother. Daddy always called her Rosie for Rosie The Riveter. She would tackle any job.

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  6. I worried about our pipes but I think the weather has not been so cold. We talked about keeping water dripping, but that is a lot of water! Glad you are save and sound and did not have a pipe burst!

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    1. Tabor I was thankfully my pipes did not burst. That happened more than once in my Tulsa house but my son lives there now and so far all is well.

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  7. So glad the pipes didn't burst!

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    1. Lynn, does that mean it has happened to you before?

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    2. Yes - but at a house at which I was pet sitting! I was mortified.

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  8. I am glad the water came back without the pipe busting. I hope you feel better.

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  9. Don’t forget to rest! Don’t overdo.

    No coffee! *gasp*

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    1. Don't worry Birdie, I had enough coffee to last until the next day. Then the delivery arrived:-)

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  10. Glad that the pipes were ok, and that your water returned.
    Love the warm bundled photo.

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    1. It all just came to me what I should do. Sometimes I think I don't know anything and then sometimes my memory will recall old lessons that come in handy. The thing I did wrong was not to leave the water dripping through the night.

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  11. opening all the taps to drip is a great idea, easy to know when the water is running again. I do it whenever I know the water supply here will be turned off for any reason, then when the water gets turned back on it comes through the pipes right away and pushes out any air that may have accumulated in the pipes. So I don't get that banging, farty, squirty first water that is so common after water has been turned off.
    I'm glad your pipes came through the freeze without bursting too, but too bad about your coffee not arriving. You look very warm bundled up like that.

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    1. Ron and I relied on that parka and often had a tug of war over who would get to wear it. Not a normal item to own for Oklahoma but always glad it is here.

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  12. I can't imagine cold like that. I've never experienced it...ever.

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    1. My husband hated the cold and we usually went to California this time of year. One of his favorite poems was THE CREMATION OF SAM MCGEE. If you haven't read it before you must. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/45081/the-cremation-of-sam-mcgee

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  13. Oh my that weather looks awful. Take care of yourself Ann. That poem was fun no wonder Ron liked it.

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  14. Annie, you are a warrior at heart. God bless you.

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  15. What a winter!!!
    Glad that the pipes were ok, and that your water returned ok.

    I do like the warm bundled photo.

    Keep warm

    All the best Jan

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  16. Take care Granny !

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  17. Sorry you had to endure that drought! Every one here leaves the faucet rujnning n complains about the water bill...

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  18. Yikes! I remember those days in Chicago. I remember once trying to boil snow to get water. Sheesh! Oh... and using a hair dryer to melt the ice dam in the pipe. Not a good idea. I didn't know better in those days. I was from Hawaii, for goodness sakes!

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