Like many of you we are experiencing the effects of the arctic vortex. Temperatures in the negative single digits – mostly, it did drop to -11 last night- and wind chill in the negative 30’s and 40’s. We were able to get the furnace working but are burning through the limited amount of propane we were able to procure (we got a deal on a tank from a house that burned but there wasn’t much left in the tank). So we are keeping the thermostat down to 55, not that most of the house reaches that temperature – it is 43 in my bedroom!
We brought the bunny inside where he is unhappily sequestered in the bathroom much to the indoor animals great interest. They keep going in to stare at him. The goats are enduring the cold. The barn shelters them from the wind and I take them water every few hours.
School was supposed to start for all of us today but it’s just too cold so they cancelled it. Our county has a travel advisory of warning status, meaning that only emergency vehicles are supposed to be on the road. Most places are closed any way. We haven’t received any mail since Saturday- I’m hoping when we do my financial aid check will be in it!
We still don’t have running water so we don’t need to worry about frozen pipes and plumbing (I guess that is the silver lining). The forecast is for warmer temperatures tomorrow – we are looking forward to it!
The photo is the sun shining through the ice on our front door.