snowmageddon 2015 cabin fever and water issues

After what seemed like a week of constant snow and negative degree weather, topped off with sleeting rain, a few things happened.

My girls had a bad case of cabin fever. We tried to combat this by playing in the snow. By playing in the snow I mean, I stayed inside and Emmy pretended to swim in the snow. Since we had at least a foot and a half it was pretty easy. We did an activity from pinterest where you fill a balloon with water and add food coloring (tip add food coloring first) then set it outside to freeze. then you will have marble looking ice balls. It was cool. Then they devoured the Reese's spreads I got as part of Influenster. Their fave combo was celery, but they also liked carrots and apples.
Yes she is playing outside in her Hello Kitty PJ's
filled up balloons ready to be set outside


Then the most exciting thing ever (yes I'm being sarcastic) My water froze. The water in the kitchen froze then thawed, then a few days later it all froze except the bathroom sink and toilet (so thankful we could still flush) The next day it all came back on, but I had a weird feeling that my pressure wasn't 100%. I washed dishes, laundry and showered but a nagging feeling that something wasn't right had me going under  my house. Imagine my horrified expression when I saw several inches of water all over my crawl space. My ex husband came over and shut my water off. I called the plumber he recommended but no one answered. Which didn't surprise me because it was Saturday. Saturday night my miracle came. A friend saw someone post on facebook that he was doing side work. I called him early Sunday morning. He came right out and fixed it and only charged me 70. I was over the moon excited. Then I aggravated him for the next hour because the hot water pressure in the bathroom sink was really weak. He said it was probably a piece of ice blocking it. I called him 2 more times.....then went under the house again and made sure it wasn't leaking. It wasn't, so I am just trying to be patient and wait for the ice to melt.
 It took me several hours to realize that this cute stream flowing down my driveway was coming from under my house.

I am so over winter now, and am  ready to be in flip flops.I have no idea how people in Massachusetts and other hard hit states are handling all this snow. 

11 comments

  1. Girrrrlll UGH I am SO OVER this winter season. Chicago has been giving Antarctica a run for its damn money with these freezing temps! NO THANKS. This girl has a race to train for and I'd prefer not to get hypothermia while doing so. Brrr...

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  2. Cheers to the easy fix! Why is it that problems around the house always happen on a Saturday, when no plumber can be found? Oh, and it's also blizzarding outside. I think our houses like to conspire against us like that.

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  3. I think its a conspiracy. No other way to explain it. Yeah it was negative 12 but come on pipes keep it together. I have his cell number now and am considering him my personal plumber. Just hope he doesn't stop doing side jobs.

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  4. I felt a little guilty for not going to work one day last week I live a mile from my office, but it was cold and I would have had to wade through 16 inches of snow. It wasn't happening. There were several days last week it was warmer in Alaska than here. That's just insane lol. We have sun today but its still so freaking cold.

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  5. Oh no! I'm glad you found someone to fix it quickly. I know in our newspaper it said this recent weather is the coldest it's been in 56 years, which is pretty crazy! They even canceled schools the one day because of cold. Side note: I wish snow was still fun as an adult. It used to be the best thing ever!

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  6. We were out all last week, and today. No word on tomorrow yet. Of all the days for them to be out I really want it to be tomorrow since I will be traveling for work and they will have to walk home from the bus stop.

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  7. i am so ready to move to arizona or florida before next winter, and we don't even have it as others. but still. annoying.

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  8. We've had almost 2 whole weeks of snow days. I think the kids are starting to be over it

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  9. oh Gosh I hope. I don't know how much more cold I can handle

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  10. I feel a little guilty for complaining especially when I have a friend who lives in Mass and she has been slammed almost constantly for months. But I can't help it. The night it got -12 was my breaking point....and apparently the breaking point for my water pipes lol

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