Thursday, December 13, 2007

And the cold weather arrives with a vengence!!

This photo should have gone with the last bunch, but I was tired and just kinda ended it.......
This is the view of the crane from down below, placing a panel over the dining room area. That was a REALLY big crane!!Well, this is what we woke up to on December 1st. Remember, this was 2005 - we have barely had ANY snow since then, of course........ The first few days, it was really pretty.
One of our little friends is standing in the driveway - a little hard to see. We shoveled the whole driveway - 3 times, I think - with the help of neighbors, Bill and Joyce. We would shovel out theirs, then do ours, then down the street and do some other neighbors. It wasn't cold - during the day when the sun was warming us.
So, you can see that on the 15th, some of the snow was melting in the sun and things are looking pretty nice.
Then, on the 19th, it did it again!!!
This is our poor "home" - this is the end of the tent trailer that we slept in - the heat from our bodies momentarily melted the snow/ice, then froze again - well, that's my story anyway - but we had icicles hanging from all the corners of the trailer off the canvas. It is really amazing that we did so well in there. You could see in previous photos that we placed straw bales around the "foundation" (ha!) of the trailer to try to hold some of the heat in underneath so the water lines wouldn't freeze. We also had a small heater under there for the cold nights - they all were, though! It didn't always work, but none of the water lines burst. We had to wait for it to warm up some days and there was often an icicle hanging from the faucet.
Well, all this talk of cold is depressing me, so I think I will go down and make a cup of tea. Saga to be continued................

3 comments:

Dean said...

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The Kevbear said...

Boy that sure reminds me of our old tent trailer... brrrr...

Larry said...

Every time I look at your blog I get cold, you need to show some hot weather. You really don't know how much work there is to building a house until you build one yourself, you have done a great job.