noon the temperature outside the kitchen window was
-1 C. Right now it is -18 C and it is expected to dip
to -28 C before morning. Attila has set two fires
in the masonry fireplace already today, and is now splitting
wood for a third burn. He also burned a fire in the
little cast iron stove in the basement
hours. So far the house is warm and cozy, but as the
cold snap continues it will cool down considerably.
This is our first prolonged cold snap of the winter.
Of course, I've mentioned none of this to Mist. She would not be happy with the situation. I predict a lot of cat cuddling in the next few days!
It has been a very quiet day. It began with snowfall and ended with a beautiful sunset.
Because I knew the temperature was going to fall like a stone today, I took my walk early in the morning, while it was -4 C.
This morning I decided to bake a couple of loaves of bread to store in the freezer, just in case we lose our hydro again. Sandwiches are a great fast food and very easy to prepare when the power goes down. I also charged the cell phone and the emergency LED work light; we are as prepared as we can be for a power failure.
|RECIPES :: Cast
Mist is giving me that are-you-sure-you-don't-have-something-you-want-to-tell-me look!
This beetle found its way into our living room. I had never seen one of these beetles before last September. This is the second one I've found in the house this week!
If anyone can identify this beetle, please let me know.
On The Screen
By The Easy Chair
Dragonfly in Amber
by Diana Gabaldon
"The idea of a mass audience was really an invention of the Industrial Revolution."
Condition: Mostly Cloudy
Visibility: 9.7 km
Humidity: 77 %
Wind Chill: -29
Wind: NW 26 km/h
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