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More of Our Snowy Weekend

13 Jan

I really do enjoy having some snow.  When it isn’t a blizzard.

Pluto is just so stinking cute! And sweet!

Pluto

Sky doesn’t seem to even notice the snow.

Sky

He doesn’t care if it melts on him when he comes back inside and takes a nap.

The goats are not quite as happy with it, but they will survive.

Fionn

They all got plenty of food given to them.

Fionn and Wanda

They do have shelter (as long as I can keep my cranky girls from fighting).

Dolly and Lily

Like I said, the geese don’t even notice the snow.

This is a perfect snow to sit back and enjoy!

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Spinning Wheel

11 Jan

I might have mentioned to my sister, who goes to a lot of auctions, that I would like a spinning wheel.  When one turned up, she asked how much I was willing to pay, and I told her.  Well, that wasn’t enough, but she kept bidding and paid the difference.  I do appreciate my sister.

She even delivered it for me!

I know nothing about spinning wheels, but it looks pretty.

I did see it is missing a little leather piece, and it seriously needs oiled.

I think I need some expert help.  Sky is trying, but he doesn’t seem to know much about spinning wheels either.  He does pretty good at cleaning though.

Baby, It’s Cold Inside

29 Dec

Our warm rainy day ended with a cold front coming through.  That means that we went from 50* F (10*C) on the 27th to a high of 28*F (-2.22*C) at midnight for the 28th.

Annie in the doorway and Bonnie outside

It also means that’s when my furnace decided to break down.  I called the repair man first thing in the morning, and he blessedly made it here right away.  Unfortunately, the part he needed to fix it won’t be here until January 2nd.  He did a hobbled fix and got the furnace going.  He also really recommended I have a CO detector since I didn’t have one in the house.

I was just getting ready to run to town to get one when my mom called and said she had a brand new one that her sister had given her.  I could use it.  Yay!  Well, about 10:15 that night, it went off.  Joy.  I decided not to believe it and hit the reset button.  But I got paranoid and read more directions and decided to unplug it and plug it back in.  I wasn’t paranoid.  There really was CO, and it immediately began sounding the alarm.  That means I had to catch all the cats and get them out to the soap room.  They were not happy with that arrangement.

Snickers

Sky got kicked outside for the night.  Poor boy.

Sky

I shut the furnace off and went to my dad’s house for the night.  I came back this morning, and the house was luckily only down to 52*F (11.11*C).  I was quite happy with that since we were all the way down to 10* F (-12.22*C) for our low.  I unplugged the CO detector and plugged it back in, and it didn’t go off!  I got my space heaters out and borrowed a couple from my dad.

Now we’re in survival mode until the part comes in.  I brought plants downstairs and shut the door to keep all of the heat on this one floor.

Leo was not happy with not getting to go sleep on his bed upstairs, but he’ll settle for napping on mine all day.

Leo

I think the only casuality (so far) is that one poor flower in the cut arrangement I got just before Christmas.

I’ll call it a win.

I’ve decided I’ll just sit here and work on my current knitting project–another baby blanket.