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Baby its cold outside
January 5, 2012, 4:23 pm
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Yesterday the water pipes in my bathroom were frozen it was so cold in the night.  The kitchen water was running because upon B’s recommendation I opened the cabinet doors under the kitchen sink and had a space heater blowing warm air on them all night long.  And I must say, I was a bit put out having to leave a space heater running all night at my expense.  It seems that if the pipes were properly insulated or there was sufficient heat in the house that running a space heater on the pipes when the electric baseboard heat is turned all the way up in the kitchen and obviously not functional enough to keep the pipes from freezing would be unnecessary.

The pipes to the main bathroom must run along an exterior wall and froze independently.  The toilet would not flush and the cold water was completely stopped but the hot water was running.  Good thing I wasn’t planning on showering.

I spent a chunk of the day holed up in the great room huddled in front of the wood stove decked in warm clothes lined in long underwear trying to keep the fire going.

Both Sam and I took showers in the evening in preparation for the event that the water might be dysfunctioning again this morning since the overnight low was predicted to be less than freezing.

Much warmer today.  The sunroom is quite cozy.

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