I ain’t touchin that trade, I HATE Ice, and freezing rain produces some of the WORST Ice for driving.We have the perfect storm brewing to get freezing rain Thursday night with 20mph winds, then more freezing rain Friday. Normally that would make me stay the hell home with a good book and the wood stove, but my girlfriend has a doc appointment Friday morning for some pretty serious stuff. I'll absolutely be getting her to that appointment, but I'm not looking forward to the drive.
I'd trade any of you for a foot of snow.
You lived in Montana? Where abouts?
Yes I miss visiting MT. Every other year, my Dad and I would take a road trip. And I was lucky to backpack in Glacier 3 or 4 times. Wish I could still do that.Billings. 1974 until I graduated HS in '89. Folks are still there in the same house. We usually get back there every year to do some hiking and visiting.
Looks like we have a couple inches on the ground now, hopefully more to come. 2 degrees at the moment. Enough for an enjoyable morning. I have some good gloves and those little chemical toe warmers. As long as my ears, fingers and toes are warm enough, I'm good to go. Looking forward to lots of shoveling today.
My airbnb had frozen pipes last night. I put a couple firewood pallets against the outside wall, some sleeping bags over those, and a painters tarp over all that and fastened it to the wall with some nails and lath. Put a little space heater down at the bottom. 2 hours later the pipes were flowing again. Yay!
But one of my normal rentals has the same problem, but only with the hot water. I may have to do a similar trick, but that house has vinyl siding, so I don't want to screw/nail anything to that. Temps aren't going to rise any for a few days, so I should do something. Any ideas?