Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Along with the sewing I wrapped our outdoor spicket's with some old towels and duct tape. Sure hope it worked as I couldn't get the hoses detached they were on so tight :( I went ahead and wrapped the ends of the hoses as well. If the hoses burst it's no big deal I just wanted to protect the pipes!!!
Our schools are on a 2 hour delay today due to the bitter cold weather we are having. Seems silly to me to even bother with school at all as the temperature will still only be around 5 degrees by then. It's setting at -2 with the wind chill right now. That is CRAZY cold for the south. I know people in the North think we are nuts to change the school schedule for nothing more than cold weather however there are many good reasons for the madness.
This is the south. Our homes and businesses were not built for this kinda cold weather. Our pipes and heat just won't hold up all of the time. Our buses tend to not start and tend to break down along roads in this cold weather. To me the biggest good reason of all is there are so many children who just don't have the clothes for sub zero cold. There is no doubt some kids would be at the bus stop with nothing more than a hoodie on.
When we lived up North in various places our girls had winter coats. Of course hats, gloves, and snow suites were also a must have, in fact I made sure they each had two sets of everything. One to wear the other to wash and dry. Not so here, for the most part I can get by with a windbreaker in the winter. I have had it on my mind since fall I need to order snow suites for the grands as our fall was unusually cold this year. Come Thursday morning I am putting in an order for each of them some snow overalls. We just might get lucky and have snow this year for at least a day!! A girl can wish!
Oh ya, the spending? A big old goose egg today. Not hard to do when you stay at home! Ha
Hope everyone is safe and warm during this winter blast of cold weather, it's a great time to get the 101 little put off projects completed.