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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Snow Country



Tuesday my lovely wife and I made it to my daughter's in New Hampshire. I knew the state had snow, but didn't realize it started at the Massachusetts border. We drove up in a mix of rain and snow. A good friend met us in North Conway for coffee and lunch. Great to be back in touch.

I left the van at my daughter's and drove my wife's car to the lake and started the furnace. I figured it would have time to warm up over night. Wednesday morning I drove up and started the process of getting the house up and running.

It took some doing, but I was able to thaw the water supply line where it entered the house. One my hot water lines had seperated at the basement shut off. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, so I just shut down the hot water side.

Currently there's cold water in the downstairs bathroom and kitchen. Later today I hope to have the hot water situation sorted out. However, you never know what problems will crop up.

The Internet and phone got turned on a few hours after I called them. Can't beat that kind of service.

The house is going to need a good cleaning when we move it. The water had frozen four days before or trip so we left it in a bit of a mess. Turns out the house cleaning fairy didn't come in while we were gone.

All in all, it still is good to make it home, even though the lake is still frozen and snow is on the ground.

-Sixbears

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    1. Me too! Thanks Gorges. It's nice to be away from the highways.

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  2. Welcome Home!
    Now get the fires going to warm the home up and start planning next years adventure. :-)

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    1. The house is warm. Most of the water is up and running. Just waiting for the hot water tank to warm up. Still haven't turned the water on upstairs. One section at a time. Keeps me from chasing leaks in three different places.

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  3. Glad you made it home safe. Hope getting the homestead back on line has few problems.

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    1. Everything is slowly coming on-line. Not the worst re-open I've ever done. So far it's been fairly minor stuff.

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  4. It's been a crazy month weather-wise. Glad to know you made it back safely. Hope Spring finds you soon.

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    1. The lake is usually open by April 21. Might take until sometime in May this year.

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  5. Welcome back home! Always the best part of any trip.

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    1. In spite of all the work to do here, it's good to be back.

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  6. It always feels good to get back home, a special kind of good.

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    1. It does. Will feel better once I get the place cleaned up. We left it dirty as the water had frozen four days before we left. Good to have hot running water again, so the place should be much better by the end of the day.

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