It’s amazing how having sub arctic temperatures (-30 without the windchill), can make simple below zero temperatures feel really GOOD. Emily came out of her “hunkered down cat state,” and ate a can of food. I actually saw her under the tarps. Apparently cats go into that instinctive mode and don’t move, in order to preserve energy. So I’m in a much better mood. It’s almost five o’clock and the temperature is only -4 so everyone is happy which, of course, has me questioning our sanity as a group.
Hers’s the thing. I got up this morning and went down to have breakfast. Em was still not eating. It was -19 or -21, anyway so I ran the water in my kitchen sink and it bubbled up in the sink and the garbage disposal, so there was a PROBLEM. My son-in-law came over and while he was working on the sink, water suddenly appeared on the floor.
My dishwasher, which I don’t use, was full of water and we know that because he opened it. He closed it reallllllly fast and said, “Do you have a______ Vac that sucks up water. I just looked at him. “Uh no.” LOL So, I’m getting a new dishwasher. Which is nice.
He’s still hoping that the ice pipe melts because apparently letting the water drip all night was the worst thing I could have done…even though I got emails from where I live and everyone was telling me to do that. Yeah, no on that as well.
Not being able to use your kitchen sink makes you realize exactly HOW MUCH you use your kitchen sink. I miss it…I talk to it and tell it to get better soon. I’m going to hum to it when it gets better and tell it I’m sorry I forgot how wonderful it is and how I have been taking it for granted.
Best thing today…my cat is okay. Yay!
on January 31, 2019