The Arctic Freeze is moving in

Bloged in General Home Life by mark Friday December 12, 2008

Portland awaits the forecast arrival of an arctic freeze by Sunday night. This forecast will bring temps to the lowest in 20 years. Homes here are not built to welcome 15 degrees.

We’ve wrapped the outside pipes, closed off outside faucets, capped them, moved some plants indoors, mulched others, moved wood into the garage, stored a bit of food (well that’s simply normal behavior for an Ex-Mormon), stored an extra bottle of wine……………ALL in case power goes out for an extended period.

Between now and Sunday, there is the “possibility” of measurable snow.

After about the 3rd day of one of these events here, it is HARD to get the house to feel warm beyond 30 feet of the wood stove. IF the power goes out though, THAT stove is a fabulous little tool.

So we’re ready, and what BETTER event to come and nudge us on about Christmas than a deep freeze!

The “possibility” of snow could be 3-6 inches of snow at our elevation. THAT would be frosting on the cake.

That’s always a fantasy to me near Christmas. Snowed in. Maybe we’ll be singing around the piano tomorrow night……………..Care to join us around the wood-stove fire, singing Christmas carols, noshing on whatever we all decide we want?

WE WISH YOU WOULD……………………………………………………….

MORE news on the “snow” later…..but wouldn’t it be better hovering around the stove if outside looked like this?
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5 Responses to “The Arctic Freeze is moving in”

  1. Urspo says:

    One of life’s greatest pleasures is a snowstorm where you are ‘snowed in’ and not obliged to do anything but cocoon and drink cocoa.
    I am mad-jealous.

  2. Gavin says:

    We were out of power for nearly all of Friday and without television/Internet until this morning due to the worst ice storm in 20 years. I just posted pics. I hope you fair better than we did!

  3. DougT says:

    Meanwhile we, being the iconoclastic Midwesterners that we are, are going into a warm spell. It’s supposed to hit 50 today and we’re having le grande melt right now. Your proposal for singing around the piano sounds very inviting- wish we could join you. We head out to Boston on Saturday for Christmas with my dad.

  4. Tony says:

    We’re down in the 20′s today here in New England. Situation normal. We haven’t had much in the way of snow, however in Boston. I am sure it will be here though. And I have to admit it would be nice to have a white Christmas.

  5. robin andrea says:

    We’re expecting some of those arctic temps here too. Supposed to be in the 30s, and then between storms maybe a dip into the 20s. It’ll be a chilly and exciting few days. Glad you’ve got a good stove and plenty of firewood. Stay warm and enjoy the snow!

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