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  • HandsOffItsMine
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    The sun is out but man...it's frickin' cold here in Atlanta! And the wind is blowing like crazy. Don looks like a dock worker with his beanie on! lol Poor guy has to be outside with his Enterprise part-time job at minimum wage. Better than nothing but I'm ready for him to find something back in his field. I get worried with him being out there in the cold.

    I have the heater on but my fingers are blue. Think I need to stop taking the asprine that Don gives me in the morning, guess my blood is thin enough. lol

    Sent out a pillowcase, crayon roll and coloring book to Little Jesse in Cyber Elves Give Back's name. Hope it cheers him up a bit, poor guy has been through so much.

    Jesse Pillowcase Crayon Rollup - 2014 01 23.jpg

    We're at 114 out of 500 so far for the Easter drive, not to bad. Luckily Easter is late this year, I think we'll hit our number!

    Need to work on making Preemie blankets the rest of the week, got some cute flannel in and have it cut up for GA/TN/TN.

    Oh yeah, my Dad/SM are in NY City for the Squash Tournaments again that are being held inside Grand Central Station. Needless to say, he wasn't thrilled that yesterday (1st day there) the first snow storm hit. lol Told him when he booked it...It would SNOW! hehe He should have invited me to shop with Ine! That's what he gets!!! :P See NY could have been without snow if only he would have allowed me and Ine to go shopping at Barney's! That's my story and I'm sticking with it...

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  • mspepper
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    A sunny -11 here at noon. A lot of the schools are closed due to dangerous windchills. I am hoping my car starts after work today, I want to be able to get home to see my hubby. He left Monday morning and haven't seen him since. He was due home on Tuesday, but had to take a run down to Iowa then back up to way northern MN.

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  • Monique
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    Originally posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
    How do others who live in your part of the world avoid freezing pipes, Monique??? I imagine this is something you have to deal with every winter. No fun at all!!! Is there no way to fix the problem? I'm assuming you've already insulated your pipes especially if they are easy to access (in the crawl space)?
    It only happens when we get this extreme weather. Came home at lunch and all is okay.

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  • toggpine
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    I thought it was Thursday -
    It's chilly here, but nowhere near as cold as you all have it! I'll gladly take our temps, thanks!
    We installed, OK I made hubby install, the radiant floor heating under the tiles in the bathroom several years ago. I turn that on when it gets cold and that has helped keep the pipes from freezing at that end of the house. It is also deliciously warm on the tootsies when you get out of the shower! So much so, that when he wanted to tile the kitchen I said only if you put the in floor heat between the kitchen sink and the island. Smart man! Our problem with the pipes comes at the spigot that leads down to the barn. It's in the back corner of the house and had frozen once since we have been here. It is now super wrapped under the house, and we have also stuffed insulation inside the faucet boobie to give it extra protection from the outside. It is still the most vulnerable since the bedrooms are the farthest from the woodstove and the last to heat.

    I'm off to run a few errands today including a stop by the LQS. Hopefully there isn't anything I have to buy there. I'm just stopping by with a sample of the Two Old Goats lotion to see if they will carry it in the store. Maybe I'll meet one of the ladies in the UFO group for coffee. She is so sweet, and she recently lost her husband.
    Once I'm home I'll get back to finishing the polymer clay garden markers so I can have my cutting table back. Then I might feel like starting my next sewing project!
    I hope you all have a fabulous day and try to stay warm!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  • rebeccas-sewing
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    How do others who live in your part of the world avoid freezing pipes, Monique??? I imagine this is something you have to deal with every winter. No fun at all!!! Is there no way to fix the problem? I'm assuming you've already insulated your pipes especially if they are easy to access (in the crawl space)?

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  • LynneLeavell
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    It's cold here as well. When it gets below freezing here I just let the water run in the kitchen sink at a slow trickle and leave the cabinet doors open so the heat will blow in and keep things warm. Our kitchen sink is on an outside wall and our heat vent is over the door going into the kitchen and blows straight at our kitchen sink. If it is going to get really cold then my husband will bring a little space heater and plug it up and let it run all night into the cabinet to keeps the pipes warm.

    Good luck every one and stay warm.

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  • CrazyMtnLady
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    Good morning everyone. It is 7* here. I took the dogs out and Gator ran to the nearest tree...did his thing and rushed back to the door. And shivered under the covers for almost half an hour. He loves to tunnel down under the covers and lay in the crook of my legs.

    Hopefully Joe our Mechanic will call this morning and tell us our part for the truck is in so we can take it to town and get it fixed. If not it will be tomorrow. I won't mind staying home where it is warm for another day!

    I am so ready for spring. I want to sew and I don't want to build a fire to do it. I want to make the quilt from the kit I got from my SS at Christmas. Maybe I'll get out the instructions and see read them, it will make me feel like I am doing something at least.

    Hope everyone stays warm and has a wonderful day.
    Hugs and prayers to all in need and a special prayer for little Jesse.

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  • MRoy
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    Good morning! Monique, when we lived in an old farmhouse, our pipes would freeze under the house just about every winter. I kept a trickle of water running a lot. Sometimes it helped, sometimes it didn't.

    Barb, good luck with jury duty. There were bomb threats called in for our judicial center/courthouse the past two days. Court was in session both days and the grand jury met yesterday. I'm wondering if it's related to a court case. No court scheduled today so we'll see what happens.

    Jean, congrats on your commission. I know you'll do a wonderful job.

    I hope everyone has a good day and stays warm and safe.

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  • Granny Judy
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    Been down that frozen pipe road a few times in my life... not fun, but the hair dryer is the fastest way to thaw out the pipes.. Even used an iron one time on the metal pipes , of course.

    The insulation job was done just in the nick of time for this polar spell... I'm toasty warm and the pipes are all protected!! I can sew in comfort and stay in my pj's all day!! But I am going thru all my precuts and arranging my stash!! Didn't know I had so many charms, layers cakes and Jelly rolls.

    My days are filled with putting together Dresden's.. got 44 to do... that will be 14.5 inch blocks. Then I want to do the HST 25 blocks that I found while surfing the net.. Those two should keep me busy and out of trouble while the Polar Vortex sticks around. If I get bored or need a break, I can come here and see how everyone is doing... Hugs and stay warm!!

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  • Kateskloset
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    Good morning! It's not so cold here this morning...but.....we're supposed to get temps in the 20's and 30's tonight and for the rest of the weekend and possibly some frozen precipitation on Sat. We just don't know how to handle that here in LA! I managed to get 26 of 30 double hour glass blocks made for my latest quilt top yesterday. I have to go into the office this morning for a couple hours and then hoping to come home and finish the rest and get my layout done. Need to get my taxes together for the CPA, but when your office is in the sewing room...guess what wins out every time??? Maybe I will get it done this weekend with all this freezing weather coming, SIGH!

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  • MayinJerset
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    Monique you sure have been hit hard with pipes needing a warm up every hour or so. Cold, cold go away all us gals would like to play with our quilts not freezing pipes, icy roads and piles of snow.

    I think I'll brave the cold today and go to the post office. I see that a few gals have posted about children of their family or friends who are pretty sick so I want to send the kids a fun pillowcase to cheer them up a tiny bit. We had a pillowcase sew in on Saturday and I took a bunch home to wash and bag for distribution to our local hospitals and there is always a few I can send to kids I hear about here. I have the snail addys of 2 and am waiting for Ryken's.

    Haven't seen Miss Blondie this week, hope all is well up on The Hill. Miss Sandy has been MIA also but with so many grandkids living with her it's a wonder she gets a few minutes to herself.
    Sending hugs for all that need one today. yellow baby hug.jpg
    DH put the coffee on awhile ago so it must be ready and I need my morning fix so I'll see you all later, May
    Last edited by MayinJerset; January 23, 2014, 06:00 AM.

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  • Carol336
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    OHM Monique , I can't imagine crawling under the house in any temp, let alone -14....brrrr! I'm with Jean - wear that crown well girl!!

    1 degree here today. Just had a call from DIL and DGS school has no heat - so he's spending the day with Grammy...gotta think of something fun to do with my little cutie, he's 10 and the apple of my eye - love all the gkiddies, but there is just something about this little boy that melts my heart.

    Made 7 little click bags yesterday - will post some pics later. They are such fun to make.

    Stay warm everyone.

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  • buckeyequilter
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    Good morning.....

    It's cold here too.....4° right now and high today of 13°!!!

    Saw a lot of emergency vehicles on my way to work this morning....whatever happened involved a semi. I pray no one is seriously injured. I take a couple of side streets to avoid the center of town and when I pulled up to come back out on the main road a sheriff's vehicle was escorting an ambulance to the hospital.

    I'm working on another Berenstain Bears quilt for a friend that's going to be a first time grandma. Tonight I will put the final borders on and get it ready to quilt, maybe even get the quilting started.

    Need to get busy here. Have a wonderful day! Prayers and hugs....and stay warm!

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  • Mpyles
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    Morning all!! Anything under 40* is cold to me!! Could be 30 or 10 either way....I'm cold!

    Off to work this morning. Working at a different location..one with food cost issues. After yesterday there, it's easy to see why.

    I did a bit of work on my hexagon pieces while DH and I watched Elysium...it was about a C movie...to futuristic for me.

    Prayers for Jesse and all the little ones struggling. So sad to know they are hurting. Ryken is back home and recuperating his surgeon felt they had a huge win finding all his issues and fixing them. He is such an active little guy. He has to lay low for I think 6 months but then he can get back to all his sports.

    Everyone have a great day!!

    Oh ohoh! My gratefulness for today.......I am grateful that I have a job that allows me to pay my heat bill and stay warm!!

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  • Jean Sewing Machine
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    Originally posted by Monique View Post
    The temperature at the moment is -26C which is -14.8F. I would gladly take your 2F instead of my -15F today. It looks like we might get a reprieve for the weekend.
    Gee, crawling under the house with a hair dryer to thaw the pipes at those temps--no thanks! You win the polar vortex queen crown, Monique!

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