Frozen Out

Quite a little ice storm we had here in Louisville last night. This semi-southern town isn’t built for such things. Case-in-point our power is out and won’t be back on — quite possibly — for a couple of days. Which means the pastry clan is headed out, either to a hotel or the floor of a friend’s house, whichever we can get! Now if you’ll excuse me I need to turn off the water and drain our plumbing system so our pipes don’t freeze overnight. More when I can, adventurers!

UPDATE: A cold house is terrible for your plants. Also, note to self: sometime, hook up the gas fireplace fixture that’s been disconnected since we moved in.

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21 Responses to Frozen Out

  1. rainey says:

    Yikes! So sorry to hear weird weather is impacting you!

    I expect we’ll get our turn this summer in SoCal. I’m desperately looking for someone who has tomatoes plants this early as we’re already well into Spring and I expect everything in my garden to be burned out by the end of May. Meanwhile, I read this morning that average temperatures this year in Alaska are 40˚ above normal. 40˚!

    Be warm and I hope your house is able to withstand the assault. How clever of you to remember to drain the plumbing!

    • joepastry says:

      I used to live in Minnesota…protecting a house from cold became second nature. ;)

      But thanks! And good luck with the tomato project!

      - Joe

  2. Heather says:

    Good luck and stay safe :)

  3. Frankly says:

    We had some good friends who move to Louisville more than 30 years ago. A couple of months after getting there they experienced a dig snow storm. They said the news reported that the city would depend on its normal snow removal plan, “wait until March!”

    Travel was outlawed unless you had chains. He sold his tire chains to a neighbor for $1500. The guy owned a liquor store and used them to make home deliveries. He said he got double his money back in a couple of days!

    Be careful out there & take care of yourself

  4. naomi says:

    Global weirding continues – hope it ends soon and ya’ll can get back to a warm home with water coursing properly.

  5. Roger says:

    Crank up the brick oven in the backyard and bake yourselves warm!

    • joepastry says:

      Nice thinking, Roger!

      Several visitors to the house have remarked that I should have built in water pipes or something…a method for carrying all the heat into the house!

      Nice idea…wish I’d thought of it. Especially today.

      - Joe

  6. Eva says:

    Good Luck with the weather. I hope you find some warm cozy place to stay. Get the Pastry girls some hot cocoa and pull out the cards! I see some monster “Go Fish” sessions in your future. Take Care and Be Well!

  7. One of the Toms says:

    I heartily echo the well-wishing that has come before me here. Though, living in California, I would welcome any kind of storm that was leaving any water behind.

    But, I do hope the Pastry clan will be comfortably resettled, warm and dry, and back to business as usual in short order.

  8. geez. no commitment at all, have ya :p

    this is coming from a guy who’s in shorts and t-shirt and 110F forecast for tomorrow ;)

    Hurry back soon! Looking forward to the c’bouche!


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