?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Winter Wonderland - Welcome to My Filthy Mind
Sites Worth A Look SH LJ Community ~~ SH Eps ~~ SH Screencaps ~~ My SH Vids ~~ My SH Stories ~~ Awesome Hewletts ~~ SGA Screencaps ~~ SGA Eps ~~ My SGA Vids ~~ My SGA Stories ~~ My TS Fic ~~ SPN Eps ~~ SPN Screencaps ~~ FandomSwap ~~ Bella's LJ ~~ FriendsofFriends ~~ KimberlyFDR on AO3 ~~ Fandomania ~~ Nerds In Babeland ~~ SpoilerTV ~~ Kimberly's Articles ~~ SlashBecause ~~ Kimberly's Greeting Cards ~~ Kimberly's Photography April 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
 
 
 
 
 
 
kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sat, Jan. 7th, 2017 09:14 pm
Winter Wonderland

The snow came to North Carolina and we got around 8 inches in Mebane. It's very pretty and peaceful, especially since our state virtually shuts down for winter weather (or, the governor advises us to stay put...some don't take the warning). I'm not going ANYWHERE!


[More pretty snow pictures!]






Thankfully we did not get any freezing rain or much sleet, so the trees aren't iced over and I don't have to worry about trees falling on me / cutting off my power for more than five days like the last bad storm. [My parents, on the NC coast, have been without power since this morning, however, so it's getting really cold in their house.]

But the main problem for me, at this time, is the night-time lows that are coming. Tonight's low is 6 degrees and tomorrow night's low is 0 degrees. My kitchen water line is the only one that goes along an exposed wall, which means it's got a tendency to freeze when the temperatures drop. I keep the water dripping to try to head it off, or at least cut down on the pressure should a freeze-up happen, but there are some temperature levels that are just unavoidable for a freeze. After every time it freezes, I have it wrapped again and try to insulate it more. Last time I managed to make it to 12 degrees before it froze, so here's hoping it can hold out for lower this time around :( I fear a burst pipe every time it freezes.

Because of the frigid temperatures and no thaw in sight, the National Weather Service has advised everyone to stay off the roads until mid-day on Tuesday, so there's that. I've watched all my Netflix movies (Born To Be Blue is really good for some Callum Keith Rennie screen-time!), read Kindle books, done an academic journal review, and watched the snow fall. Tomorrow I'll likely do a repeat if weather-releated issues don't arise.

Current Mood: worried worried
Current Music: Justice Channel

7CommentReplyShare

xjenavivex
xjenavivex
MG Ellington
Sun, Jan. 8th, 2017 03:05 am (UTC)

Indeed!


ReplyThread
recycledmedia
recycledmedia
recycledmedia
Sun, Jan. 8th, 2017 11:11 am (UTC)

We leave the cabinet doors open under the sink and put a light down there. It helps. :)


ReplyThread
kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Jan. 8th, 2017 07:03 pm (UTC)

I always do that, too. It does help!


ReplyThread Parent
hardboiledbaby
hardboiledbaby
hardboiledbaby
Sun, Jan. 8th, 2017 06:54 pm (UTC)

Got my fingers crossed for you!


ReplyThread
kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Jan. 8th, 2017 07:07 pm (UTC)

One night done - got up every two hours to check / run at full blast before dripping again. There was ice building, because I could hear it breaking when I turned on the faucet. Tonight's supposed to be colder, so fingers crossed my "every two hours" method will work.


ReplyThread Parent
mdlaw
mdlaw
mdlaw
Sun, Jan. 8th, 2017 11:38 pm (UTC)

Run a stream in both hot and cold taps. It's bad for your water bill but not ss bad as a burst pipe. m good luck


ReplyThread
kimberlyfdr
kimberlyfdr
KimberlyFDR
Sun, Jan. 8th, 2017 11:43 pm (UTC)

Already do that, too :) I've been doing a drip since last night at 6PM. I've switched to a faster, pencil-thin stream for tonight (and will be doing an hourly check as opposed to the 2-hour checks last night).

All I hope is that all my preparation will be enough. Really don't want a burst pipe.


ReplyThread Parent