Friday, January 21, 2011

So how’s your morning?

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It’s a bit chilly here and our power is out. So what’s a good northern Minnesota girl to do? Take pictures to share and start up the generator. Really Jim started it up before he left for works so it’s up to me now to keep it running until the power comes back on. The main reason we have a generator is because we use wood heat that pushes hot water through pipes to heat the house, garage, shop and hot water and if that water is not circulating it over heats and busts the pipes and it’s a mess. Our power is out, so is up the road two miles, across the lakes 2 miles and down the road 2 miles so I’m betting the electric company is out working their tails off to get it up and going again. At this temp there is only few hours of time before a house starts to freeze up so if it’s not back soon I’m heading to my parents to drain the pipes and they can come here, the same with our best friends down the road. My grandma lives with my uncle who is just as well set up as we are so I’m not worried about them. And if worse comes to worse my sister and family can come here too until things are working. BUT….our electricity will be back soon, I don’t think it’s ever been out  more then a few hours. Just long enough for us to know about melted pipes from no power.

How’s your day going?

God bless you all. Take care my friends. TGIF!!!


Baby Sister said...

Dang it's cold there!! I hope you're power comes back on soon and the pipes stay happy!!

EmptyNester said...

I just fell in love with where we live. It's just too darn cold where you are!

Powdered Toast Man said...

It is very important to have a generator in order to blog. That would be my number one reason to have one.

Anonymous said...

I hope the power came back on soon after this. While I love the life it seems you live, I don't love the terribly cold weather. Brrr!

~South Beach Steve

Jill said...

Hope you all are o.k. and are toasty warm now!! thinking of you!

Momma Fargo said...

My mom and brother live in the southern part of Minnesota where I was born. Brrrr....remember those cold wet winters. Take care and stay warm...

By the way...Lake of the Woods...and where the American side of my German, Celtic family started. Beautiful up north!