January 17, 2007

Not a Snow Day


We've had freezing weather lately. Yesterday when I dropped the kids off at school it was 3 degrees, but today it's warmed up a bit, it's now 5 degrees. It is so so cold here, but despite all the freezing weather and the snow we still go to school. No snow days for us. And, a lot of the snow that we've had has already melted.

Our pipes in one of the bathrooms froze. Now we have to keep the sink with a constant drip in order for it to keep working. The toilet in that bathroom still doesn't work. I have to keep reminding the kids not to use that toilet. We've had only 2 "oops", where I've had to fill up a pitcher of water and dump it in the toilet in order for the goods to go down. Hopefully it'll get fixed soon. We have someone coming over today to check things out.

We have an extra fridge out in our garage, which we noticed the other day wasn't working quite right. I adjusted the temperature and then checked yesterday and came to the conclusion that it was broken. One good thing about all this cold is that it saved the food from going bad. Luckily all our meat was still frozen. The icecream melted all over the dang place causing a huge mess, but we saved most of the food and I was able to stuff it all into our freezer in the house. We didn't really use the fridge part except for a gallon of milk which was also still okay. The mess was not fun cleaning, but it's done now. I'm a little sad because it was nice to have the extra storage space. Oh well, life goes on.

9 comments:

CHEL said...

wow, that is super cold! I guess I shouldn't be complaining that with our cold front our low's at night were in the 30's. What a pain about the bathroom and fridge... you're right though, life does go on.

1girl2boys said...

Yikes, that's cold. And you can't even get a snow day out of that? Sheesh.

Gabriela said...

ewwww-melted ice-cream. I bet that wasn't fun to clean up.

Stay warm!!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

I'm so glad it's not that cold here!! Who knew it got that cold in Utah?? I didn't! Sorry about your freezer, it is nice to have one of those. I can't believe you aren't getting any snow days! That's crazy!

Rachelle said...

Our hot water pipe in our only full bath froze too yesterday. It's a pain huh? I hope you guys are up and running soon!

Rachelle said...

Our hot water pipe in our only full bath froze too yesterday. It's a pain huh? I hope you guys are up and running soon!

Mel said...

I'm ready for Spring. No snow days here either!

itybtyfrog said...

I am freezing!! I hope it warms up soon. Sorry about the pipes and the freezer. I think Utah power will pay you $40 for old freezers or fridges. Check it out...it might turn melted icecream into a good thing!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

Our pipes froze too! That's never happened, but this year is just SO cold!

Also, we have a deep freeze in the garage... Ian suggested unplugging it while the weather is this cold... I agreed, but I guess he was just kidding because he hasn't turned it off.