Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Cyclone Bomb...

They had to call it something -- the storm that developed off the Southeast coast that made the TV news and made Southern folks run to the grocery store.  If we were in New England, they'd just call it a Nor'easter.

This weather is so rare.  The cold is 20 - 30 degrees below normal for this time of year.  Last year winter was so much more milder and the temperatures closer to normal.

It will be Monday before we get any significant melting with temperatures below freezing until then. Some nights in the single digits.





 

 The shiny thing on the left is my invention, if you can call it that, to keep water flowing to Phaeth in sub-freezing weather. It is a double thickness envelope of Reflectix sealed with silver Mylar duct tape.  I enclosed our water hydrant and water filter with the envelope. The hydrant is wrapped with heating tape and the hose to the coach is heated.  It has been working well with temperatures in the teens.  Saturday night the forecast is expected to drop to 5.  The yellow-orange glow from under the coach is a 75 watt drop light inside the wet bay to help add some warmth.  The wet bay floor is translucent thus the glow.
 
 


 
We put some wild bird seed out for the critters.
 


St. Joseph looks really cold this morning.

 
There was a road here... somewhere.

 
 
 

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