Saturday, November 27, 2010

Cold outside but warm inside

Trading food

In exchange for the last egg in the refrigerator and the last of the Tahitian Vanilla ice cream, we left 2 containers of very good split pea soup (labeled) and a bagel in the freezer.

We also left a 4lb box of laundry detergent. It should last a while, especially if the water doesn't come back on. Neither of us wanted to carry in a supersize box.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Snow but no water

We all 4 slogged in. I didn't time it, but it seemed forever. Jalapeno and Willy got the best deal, they walked in our tracks.

And when we got here, there was at first no water, then we had water and now we have none. My guess is that we drained the pressure tank but then the pump didn't kick on. It was about 9 degrees last nite, 31 at the car when we arrived at 3pm, which could explain it. Let's hope nothing serious is wrong. I will check the breaker to the pump in the am.

Meanwhile, the snow is beautiful. Still lots on the trees from the Tues night storm. And lots of icicles. And as Lou said, we have heat, light, power, the stove (with soup cooking) and wine. So we are just fine. (And the soft snow outside the kitchen melts easily)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chop-chop-chop-chop WOOD

We had such a great time! We did a ton of work, as matter of fact, we cut 6 rounds of wood into pieces large and small. A professional would've cut those in an hour! and it took 4 of us only 3 hours! John Kratcher is feeling a little litigious due to his wood chopping injury. Hope you got insurance to cover his cracked toe nail! :)

Throughout the day we ate home made apple butter --from Tam Valley apple trees-- and tons of sour dough pancake-os. We even went for an easy breezy 5 Kilometer run!. Everyone won at settlers, except Kractcher. Perhaps we should let him win tomorrow.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Almost Time

At 5pm we will be cabin bound.  We invited Los Tuckers and John Kracher.

We promised fallen trees, competitive settlers of catan tournaments, delicious food, cold beer, warm fire, expensive dog hair, and a dirty andrew.

cannot wait.