This is how far I got trying to get out of my driveway yesterday. I shoveled out the snow behind my car, cleaned my car off (mostly), and tried to back in toward the house so I could go down the driveway forward. (Going directly down backward seemed a little scary with snow on it.) I made it this far and got stuck. I’ll try again today!
I got help on Friday evening and got my gas back on. There is a pin in the well house that needs pulled if it freezes. I know how to do that now. I didn’t lose power, by the way. (There seemed to be some confusion about that in the comments on the previous post.) I haven’t had a power failure all winter, and if I do, I have a generator and stock of gas cans filled with gas just waiting for it.
So far, the worst thing that has actually happened is losing the hot water in the house. I still have cold water running in the house, and I have both hot and cold water running in the studio. I’ve been running water for over a week, non-stop, and running space heaters at the pipes. When the gas went off on Friday, THAT could have been the worst thing to happen because without the heat that gas adds to the studio and house, I would have had a hard time keeping the pipes warm. Running water does freeze–I’ve often had people ask if a pipe freezes, WEREN’T YOU RUNNING WATER? Check out photos of Niagra Falls. Moving water can freeze! This is why I’ve been using space heaters on the pipes also PLUS the gas heat boost. I also have a wood stove and a huge supply of wood.
Right now, all is well. I have power and water (except for the hot in the house) and gas. I have food and hay for the animals, and plenty of food for me. I’m DYING to get off the farm for a bit. I’m starting to have cabin fever and am feeling a little isolated. I haven’t been out of here in over a week. Better weather is coming and March is around the corner!
I want to mow. Seriously.