Monday, December 10, 2018

Hello December!

Here we are in the first week of December and yesterday we woke up to this...


There was about 2" of snow and then freezing rain all day. We heard tree branched cracking all day. Some of our shrubs and bushes are leaning over. I hope my camellias aren't damaged. The fan on our heat pump was encased in ice started making a thumping sound. Jeff shut it off, de-iced the fan and covered the unit. We are fortunate to also have electric baseboard heat as a back up. We knew the heat pump would ice up again quickly. It's a new unit and we didn't want to take any chances in damaging the motor.
There was a lull in the storm overnight but more freezing rain was predicted for the early morning. We woke up to snow instead.


I will take snow over freezing rain any day... but I truly prefer the sunshine.



It's holiday crunch time for us. While I would have loved to spend a snow day snuggled up on the sofa with a book, it just wasn't in the cards. Jeff and I spent the day glazing pots, while the electricity flickered on and off. I have about 37 more piggy banks and salt pigs to fire and ship out in time for Christmas. Online sales have been great, but holiday deadlines make it somewhat stressful. I have spent many nights dreaming about pigs!






5 comments:

  1. seems unjust and too early for this weather. We all have things to do and places to go.
    stay warm.

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    1. We have had series of unfortunate weather events that started with the first hurricane. Each one has put us behind. But we will persevere!

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  2. Oh dear, dreaming about your work! I remember that, and somehow am out of the production mode these days, which may or may not be good! So I'll meditate on snow for you, while you glaze away.

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  3. That's a lot of pigs! Good for you. I hope you are able to get them all out, with breathing room to spare. I mentioned your heat pump to J. He's thinking they may not have put heat strips on your unit (they often don't unless you ask), but that would take care of the problem... no more thumping or possible ice damage. May be worth checking with them. I'm with you. I'll take snow any day over ice.

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    1. Thank you for mentioning that. Our thermostat has the option for E heat, we just haven't used it with the new system. On our old system we always just shut it down and used the baseboard.

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