I wonder if this winter will ever end? It seems like it has been a extra long one. Looking back on my blog our first snow was October 20 2013. That was 160 days ago. Yes I can do math..160 days of winter and counting…old man winter doesn’t want to relinquish his icy grip.
Many of the homes and businesses in town have frozen water lines and frozen sewer lines. Far Guy has taken to measuring the temperature of our water every day. It has been hovering around 42 degrees and made a jump yesterday to 43 degrees. (Heat wave!) If it nears 35 degrees you are in danger of freezing up. Knock on wood we have been lucky to have water and sewer all winter. If it hadn’t been so freaking cold for so long we wouldn’t have to worry…but the frost went way into the ground this year. In town some alleys and streets are littered with hoses running here and there and some people have been instructed to leave their water running 24 hours a day. The Post Office in town has a Porta Potty out back.
I want to see green and color so I run to my photo archives.
Unfrozen water and green grass. Seems like a memory of long ago.
Spirit Lake August 2013, the sun was brutal that day and it was about 98 degrees in the shade, with about as much humidity. I don’t like it quite that warm but I will take 75 degrees any day of the week.