2.03.2011

Always an adventure

There's only so much you can do in a house with frozen pipes. We have no running water. None! Which means the dishwasher can't run, and dishes are spilling over the dried up sink. The laundry isn't getting done. The toilet doesn't flush. So, we find it essential to get out of the house for a good portion of the day, if you know what I mean. And yes, we haven't showered for three days either.

That was, until we snuck into the school's closed gym this afternoon for a little freshening up. Seeing that the gym is connected to the building I work in, and there are no actual doors leading into that part of the facility, we decided, 'what the hey,' and walked right in and showered. We also may have convinced some people, hoping to work out, to use the gym despite it being closed. We laughed when they each decided to listen to us.

Oh, and we found out school/work is canceled for the fourth day in a row. I may have been doing a few hours of work each day anyway, you know, we kind of have to get out of the house, but tomorrow, that won't be the case. I'm enjoying a full day off. And there's nothing you can do about it.

Streets still aren't plowed. We've come to terms that the neighborhood streets definitely won't be getting plowed. But even some of the main roads are still packed full of snow, and multiple times a day we see people stuck. We've yet to stop and help anyone. So mean!

Last night my boss was one of the physicians at the Thunder game. We got to tag along and enjoy good seats and free food. The best kind.

Those chubby checks of mine are due to the angle of my face, not the fact that I'm actually getting fat...despite what some may think
On the way home we decided to stop by the grocery store to pick up some very non-essential items, popcorn seasoning and tortilla shells. It's a good thing we didn't consider getting anything too practical. Bad weather causes people to think they're going to be famished if they don't stock up.   


Thankfully, today, when it finally sunk in that no matter how many hours of blow drying, space heating, and using heated wiring, we tried to use on our frozen pipes, they just weren't going to budge, water was still in stock. Maybe we're the only idiots that let our pipes freeze again, even after previously experiencing this same thing a few weeks ago? Although, I like to believe that the out-of-stock items at Lowes means otherwise.

Hopefully after this weekend, the temperature will rise above freezing, and our pipes will be revived to a living state.  If not, we'll have to get creative. Puxatony Phil better be right, that's all I have to say. Because you know what sucks right about now? It's almost midnight and I really have to go to the bathroom...

5 comments:

AJ Candrian said...

Oh sad! Help those poor people who get stuck! What goes around comes around, you know.

Hope your pipes thaw soon.

Cynthia Lovell said...

I just found out from my mother, (grandma) that when you have a frozen spell, keep your water running on low so it won't freeze. Sorry I didn't think to tell you this earlier. Well I hope everything changes soon and you get back to normal. Have you thought of bringing some snow into the house to thaw & using that to flush? I had to do that during a tornado spell. Good luck!

You're going to have some Fun stories to tell when this is over. You'll be in a group and say, "Remember when......?" I LOVE your blogs!!! Keeps things interesting.

Lindsay said...

Yuck!!! Don't hate me but I am wearing shorts and a T-shirt right now and it is going to be 80 today! Good luck getting the pipes up and running again. Nothing like NOT having a toilet!! Next time we talk online, remind me of a funny non-working toilet story!

The Richmans said...

It still makes me laugh that school is cancelled and yet John goes to school to study.

Popcorn seasoning? Isn't that just salt?

Joy said...

You may want to purchase paper plates, cups, plastic forks, etc...that way you can at least have food and not worry about dirty dishes. Maybe you'll need to beg a friend to let you stay with them. Fun game connection.