For the past three weeks, I have been denying that I have been sick. I've had a cough ever since I got that spasm in my back. I cough so bloody hard, I swear I am going to break a rib or cough up a lung!!
Well, I finally had to admit defeat!
I am sick!
I hate being sick.
I don't even want to leave the comfort of my bed, but chores still need to be done.
There is no rest for the wicked.
Hubby has finally got the porch insulated and the drywall up on three of the four walls.
The house wall, needs to wait. We want to remove the old window, and block it off. Than there is the old blue trim that either needs to removed or something. Something has to be done to it. And of course, some sort of boards need to hammered on to the house over that sixties stucco stuff.
We received a call on Friday, that the power company was going to do a 'control black-out' for Sunday, while they replace aging power poles.
Sunday temperature was -18 C. and than there was the wind. It made for a very chilly day. When the sun was started going down around 3-ish, is when the house started getting cold.
The power finally came back on at five, and hour later than what the power company had planned.
The two previous places that we owned, both of them had wood stoves. You sure appreciate having that alternate heating source. Not just for heat, but also to prepare meals.
So it was given, that we were going to have a wood stove in our porch. We just didn't know when. So with the power company phoning, and the cooler temperatures coming, and Saturday being the last day for this sale on the wood stoves at our local hardware store, we decided today was the day.
Hubby worked diligently all day Sunday to get the stove installed. He faced many obstacles, one major one of course was no power to operate his power tools. Plus the biggie. He couldn't warm up.
Monday he finished installing the wood stove.
Come spring he will have to fix the roof with proper roofing supplies.
He politely informed me it will leak.
But right now, it is a hazard to be up on the metal roof. And with these temperatures that we have had, none of the roofing materials: silicone or roof tar, would adhere properly.
He said the next stove we get, it is getting installed in the spring time.
Through out the day on Sunday, hubby went a few times up to the paddocks to check on the animals and the waterers. One of the three wateres were frozen.
After the power came back on, the boys took a pail of very hot water to the barnyard, and proceeded to thaw the waterer. Thankfully it was a quick thaw, and that there were no further issues with any of the waterers.
Daughter #3's goats have been getting locked up in the barn for the past few nights. Hubby thought since they were small, and Henry was shivering, better be safe than sorry.
This weekend our temperatures are suppose to be back to seasonal average.
Hubby got the phone call that he has been expecting. He heads back to work tomorrow.
Most of today, he has been gathering dead fall out of the bush, for us.
This weekend, I will have to put Junior to work, gathering dead fall and buck it up for us, while his dad is in camp.
We definitely weren't prepared for our wood stove! haha
All the puppies are enjoying the warmth given off of the stove.
Especially on a day like to day.
This was the temperature at 9 am this morning.