Monday, February 16, 2015

Good news, bad news, and a winner!

The Good news is that the big snow never materialized here. Apparently the storm never pulled it together to dump the predicted 18-24 inches expected. Instead, we got maybe 4 inches. The bad news it did get even colder and we have frozen pipes - no water at all in the kitchen and only hot in the bathroom. Should make for a fun shower...plus another bail session.

But for the really good news we have a winner! Alex J. Cavanaugh! Congrats, Alex, Dianne will be in contact with you regarding your book :)

Everyone, have a super Monday and if you got buried by this last storm, you have my sympathies. I think this has been one of the longest, snowiest, coldest winters in quite some time. Let's think happy springy thoughts, shall we?


45 comments:

  1. AGHHHHHHH! Frozen pipes are the worst!!!

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  2. Sorry about the frozen pipes.
    Hey, I won - awesome! Thanks.

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  3. Oh no! That's not good at all!! I hope it warms up soon!

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    1. Boy, so do I. Spring can't come fast enough or soon enough.

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  4. Glad you didn't get more snow, but so sorry about your pipes freezing. You've really been going through some house challenges lately. Hope you get them fixed soon and have no more problems. Dealing with this frigid winter is enough to deal with.

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    1. Yup, my thoughts exactly. Someone has it in for me. I just know it.

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  5. We're bracing for the next round of snow this evening. So cold here you can even be outside for more than a few minutes. Could be worse like my daughter who is in Boston. Stay warm.

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    1. Oh, Boston has been especially hard hit. I feel for your daughter.

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  6. Frozen pipes, very sorry to hear. Ack.

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    1. Yeah, I guess it's Monday.

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    2. Things any better tonight?

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  7. I saw that the storm hiccuped around you! We got it all, and afterwards scary, nasty wind. Pipes are OK, but we've got ice dams backing up and dripping inside the windows. Hope you warm up!

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    1. That's exactly what happened. I was almost disappointed. Almost.

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  8. I'm glad you didn't get the big snow - I do wish some of it would come my way. Just for a day or two. :)

    Hopefully your pipes thaw out soon!

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    1. I wish I could ship it to you!

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  9. No hot water would be tough. Sorry for your troubles. Hope you have a better, warmer week.

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  10. I'm so sorry you've had a rough winter. We've had a weird warm winter in the Pacific Northwest with no skiing for ski bums like me because there isn't any kind of snow even in the mountains. It's just been odd.
    At the same time, I feel bad for everyone getting the giant amounts of snow and the frozen pipes. I hope you get some good spring weather soon. Wishing you crocuses, lenten roses, daffodils, and tulips!

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    1. Oh, I can't wait to see my purple crocuses. That will make me happy!

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  11. The US winter has sounded really scary this year!

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  12. When we lived in the north, we'd open all of the cabinet doors and put space heaters in front of those most likely to freeze.

    When I was in junior high school, we went through a very bad cold snap (plus ice) and school was out for several days. The day we came back, a couple hours into the day, the pipes (n the wall) made this "funny" noise and then water began seeping across the floor. Apparently, their pipes burst after the heat was on for a while. I was fairly close to the wall. Remember grabbing all of my stuff and squealing with the other kids while making a run for the door. School was cancelled a few more days while the problem was fixed.

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    1. Yes, I've been putting a space heater in the kitchen with the cabinet doors open, which has at least kept the hot water pipes from freezing. Luckily I don't have the kind that burst or I'd really be in deep shite.

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  13. Sorry about the pipes...and CONGRATS Alex! :)

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  14. I hope your pipes unfreeze soon. Winter can't last much longer...

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  15. Oh man! I'm so sorry for your frozen pipes. I've lived places where we worried about the pipes cracking all winter long, but we always were able to get warm water...even if it only lasted for the 15 minutes it took to freeze after exiting the water heater. =)

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    1. Yeah, it hasn't been a fun winter.

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    2. You know, you're always welcome to take up habitation in my corner of the world, aka Vacation World. (Sunny Florida.)

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  16. The news has said that the winter east of where I live has just been absolutely brutal. I feel sorry for you and all of the people who are suffering.

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    1. It's been a pretty cold and snowy winter here. I am seriously looking forward to spring!

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  17. Frozen pipes are never good. Sorry you have to deal with that. Happy for Alex's book win though.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I'm sure Alex will enjoy whichever book he choose :)

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  18. Sorry winter has been kicking you in the keister so hard this year. A little bit of snow is beautiful, but there's such a thing as too much of a good thing. Good luck with those frozen pipes, and that broken car window. Spring will be here before ya know it. (I hope!) The past couple days, it's been colder here than in Anchorage! That just ain't right...

    Happy weekend!

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    1. Winter can be lovely but there's way too much of it this this year!

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  19. Same thing here. The big snows keep missing us but not the cold. Local school were closed three days this week because the wind chill factors in the morning were -25 to -30 degrees.

    Good luck with the frozen pipes.

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  20. I was saying to a friend recently, this winter in northern Vermont has been more like a Midwestern winter. Not as much snow (especially compared to what more southern regions have seen) but cold. Once it snowed, the snow stayed. No sign of grass for months. None of the freeze-thaw-freeze-thaw mess we get some years.

    Sorry to hear about your pipes. For us, it's a front door frozen shut at the moment. Zheesh!

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    1. We've had an exceptionally cold winter here in Maine, just frigid. God, I can hardly wait for spring.

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  21. We were expecting a big storm and missed it too. Kinda nervous since it's been a dry winter. We needs the water. I do hope you won't have to replace your pipes! :)

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    1. I'm glad that storm missed us! I'm so over snow it isn't funny. Really.

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