I've been wanting to go to the house and take some pictures of the snow we've had around here
since Christmas Eve.
First I was busy.
Then it was too cold.
Then it snowed some more.
Then it was really cold
Then I got sick
and stuck around the house
because it was
really really cold.
I could not stand
one more minute.
We had planned to drive to Joplin
to run some errands,
but Jim wanted to keep on
with the paperwork
he had almost finished.
I whined and said,
let's at least drive out to the house
so I can take some pictures of the snow.
it's a good thing we went
this is what we found....
water water everywhere!
water soaking into things that were not
supposed to be wet.
since things were beginning to thaw
the water line into the house
And the water came spraying into the basement.
It's not just the water on the floor,
becauase that was minor,
The spray must have created quite a humid environment,
because water seems to be on every surface on that half
of the basement.
While Jim scurried out to shut off the water
he slipped and fell into a hole of snow/water and hurt his leg.
Then he began dragging wet stuff over
to the dry side of the basement,
setting up fans and lights.
To complicate things,
the sump pump seems to have burned itself up.
We'll deal with that tomorrow.
Here is the site of the drama.
But enough on that.
Here is how things are looking
dusted with the lovely snow.
I think we are in for a heat wave and thaw this week.
It's supposed to get up into the 30's!
There were deer tracks everywhere.
And it was sooooo quiet.
Geese calling overhead.
Little birds settling in for the night.