It's so cold it hurts. Yes, this will be a gritchy post. I haven't done much besides just trying to stay warm. I have drank more coffee than any sane person should.
Our space heaters stopped working yesterday. ugh! And I am not that great at fixing things, breaking I am brilliant at. Fixing. . .not so much. Had to wait until 8pm for my husband to get home and fix them. The boys and I were bundled up, but for some reason kids don't feel the cold as much as us old folks do.
There is snow on the ground this morning, making me leery about venturing out. The space heaters are working, but they only make it warm enough so that you don't see your breath.
Husband brought home and electric burner. He uses it at work (motorcycle tool) I was able to heat up some water and do dishes. I tried using the microwave. It took an hour to heat then fill the sink, and only about 15 minutes for it to get cold. My husband and I have talked, we made some plans so that this won't happen again next year. We will build a furnace room off of the house, and place a wood burner in it. That way we only have to use propane for water and cooking, and heat the house with the wood burner. But that doesn't help us right now. I paid on the bill, not a whole bunch, but enough that I am hoping that when they get the check I can call them and get a little more propane. This is going to put us in massive debt.
One bright spot, my husband's boss allowed him to borrow their car. We just don't have the riding gear for motorcycling in 5F weather. 20F, yes, 10F no. Even at 20F, the 40 minute ride to work starts hurting. Takes my husband about an hour to warm up again.
Who wants to take bets on what happens around here next? I've got five on the house burning down.