I had to get out of the house today, I was getting antsy. So, I took a little drive where I’ve gone many times, but I enjoy the drive, it’s pretty. I headed out Arvon Rd to Indian Rd then Herman Rd. Went out through Herman knowing that it only get plowed so far, well, I was wrong, it was plowed further then I’ve seen it. The road with all the way to US41 near Nestoria. I turned around anyway, I just like the drive. After enjoying a nice slow drive through the woods and snow, I went to get a couple photos of Keweenaw Bay, then home. I was only gone a couple hours, but it was nice to get out on this cold day. The whole trip the temp never got over -10°F with passing snow showers and sunshine.
Woke up this morning at my usual 3:00 AM to find that I have frozen pipes. Fucking wonderful. At the moment I have the heat cranked up and all the faucets open in hopes things will thaw out a bit, but with no water coming from all the faucets, I’m afraid it’s the main line into the house that is frozen. Fuck! Up until now I haven’t had any problems, but it got down much colder than what was forecast. It’s currently -14°. Fuck Fuck Fuck!!!
Update – I have water!
Knowing that all the heating duct work is under the house and so is the water lines, I closed off all the heat vents and cranked up the heat. My thought was that with the vents closed all the heat would stay below the house and thaw the water pipes. It worked!!!
Been snowing all day, and at times very hard. The NWS has extended our winter storm warning until 7:00 PM Saturday. Also, temps are dropping like a rock.
I haven’t felt like doing much lately, just haven’t felt it. I did get a new blower for the pellet stove installed and also found many ways to tweak the settings, so that’s up and running again. It wont be running for all that long though, as I’m just about out of pellets and I don’t think I can afford more and I’m not sure any can be found this time of year. Besides, I need to try and save up for tires and a fucking lawn tractor.
I asked so many times if there was anything wrong or not working correctly about this house when talking to the previous owners. They always said “No, there’s nothing wrong, we love this place”. Well, as time has past, I keep finding more crap wrong or broken. Today I dug into the pellet burner, as the fan never seemed to be working. Yeah, the fucking blower wasn’t working at all and dirtier than a whore’s ass. I’ve ordered a new one from Amazon and it should be here Monday. After I put it in, this fucking cold ass house might get warm. Now I know why they had a fan on top of the burner. Fuck You!
Finally finished the Tangle Lake frame. It took some time to dry. Now to start on frames for Dancing Bears, these will need some kind of backing. I have cardboard, but not sure if I have pieces that can be cut to the right size without having a crease in it. If I don’t have any good cardboard I’ll have to buy some backing.
Yesterday a friend was in the area again and was going to head up into the Keweenaw, so he stopped by and we headed out for the day. Being winter, about the only areas you can get to are on the main roads so we headed up the east side and back down the west side. Along the way we stopped at The Gay Bar in Gay, MI, this was the first time I’ve ever been in there and it’s quite nice. We just had a quick drive and headed on. We stopped at the usual spots, Copper Harbor Lighthouse, along the western Lake Superior shore and Eagle Harbor Lighthouse.