Yesterday turned out to be quite the day. It started out very nicely…had a big breakfast of fried eggs, potatoes, bacon and bagels…yum yum! Then we settled down to relax and watch a couple movies on dvd while the cats settled in for a long day’s nap on our bed. (You can probably see why we spread a blanket over our pillows.)
Again, our day took a bit of a turn in the afternoon. I was thinking of taking our Christmas decorations down in the next couple of days, so I asked Harry if he would get the boxes out of the basement for me. He was going outside anyway, so he went to grab those containers for me, and found WATER. We had a leak.
So Harry took most of the stuff out of the basement and got his supplies. I am so glad that I married a plumber’s son! What a job. There were so many fittings leaking.
Harry would change one out, and then I would go inside and run the water…and another one would show up. And then there was the hose that refused to come apart, and Harry had to cut it off and replace it with his own pex piping. He had a bag of 25 fittings and he now has four left! And Harry spent about three hours scrunched in the basement in wet clothes in 29 degree weather.
I’m sure I looked quite the sight as I stood outside the basement with my three layers of clothes on and wrapped in a multi-colored blanket!
Does it look as cold as it felt?
I have lived in NY my whole life and I am so tired of cold winter weather that cuts through you like a knife!
And now we have another storm coming through tomorrow. Forecasts are varied, but it sounds like we will be so lucky if we get just 5 to 7 inches. There are areas very close to us that are forecast for 12 to 17 inches, so here’s hoping!!
Twenty days left until we can head SOUTH!