Friday, January 12, 2018

The Friday Five Good Things

Five good things that happened this week.

1. Howling winds on Saturday, and we didn't lose electricity or heat. Gottseidank.

2. Then on a day not as cold, heat in the basement, and hot water, but no heat on the main floor. Thank God for having the mini-splits to keep the house toasty warm.

3.The heating guy thought return pipes in the garage were frozen. Temps got a little warmer. Tuesday morning, I tried the main heating system and things kicked in. So relieved we didn't have to worry while we were in Pennsylvania

4. The Eldest will be moving to Pennsylvania, she found a nice, safe, affordable apartment. And maybe will be able to score some furniture and a washer/dryer as there's a hook-up in the apartment. Thanks to the awesome help of Vicky May-Hosick from Howard Hanna.

5. Ice storm predicted for today, so we cut our Pennsylvania trip plans short to get out of Dodge after The Eldest signed her lease.

How was your week?

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  1. So glad you survived the cold without any big mishaps. Good that your daughter has found a nice apartment, hope she will be happy there. Have a great weekend, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Your daughter is moving quite a distance, isn't she? But she must be excited, and glad you were able to help her get settled. Lots of fog here today, ice tomorrow, oh this month is full of weather excitement. happy weekend. Hugs-Erika

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    1. It feels like she's moving to the other side of the world. 9 hrs and longer if there are stops. We just went down to see if we could find housing. Not much available in Winter so she was lucky. Move in day will be in 2 weeks as she starts her new job on 1/29

      Yup, we drove through some heavy rain and fog this morning. Got home around lunch time. Not looking forward to ice tomorrow. Warm temps felt so good!

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  3. My week was about like yours. Pipes froze, but thawed. Heat doesn't warm my house, and we finally got snow that turned to ice and lots of accidents on Thursday. So glad you had a much better end to your week, at least. Sounds like Mom is going to miss the eldest.

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    1. Frozen pipes such a worry at this time of year. Hope your are safe and warm. The Eldest and I have done a lot of new and firsts together. First times are always a little scary (at least for me). Yes, she will be missed.

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  4. Glad the heating is all working ok now and that you were able to stay toasty too ๐Ÿ˜. Your eldest's apartment sounds perfect and it must be a comfort to help her settle in and see where she is living! Hope the storm wasn't too bad and wishing you a lovely weekend! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. It's a nice apartment. I'm happy to see where she'll be living and working.

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  5. Go Eldest! Yay! Best of luck on your new adventure!!! ....and stay warm! ;)

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    1. Crazy weather today. Temps were up in the 50s. Ready to break out tee-shirts and shorts

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  6. Our week has been okay..packing and getting ready to move too:)
    Congratulations to your eldest!
    I'm glad your pipes did not freeze and that your electricity stayed on..
    Hope the ice storm wasn't terrible.

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    1. ice storm hasn't happened yet. Temps are warm and it's been raining and raining and all the snow has melted. the sump pump decided to take a coffee break and the basement started to flood. Could use the freeze right about now if it wouldn't make driving so hazard

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  7. We had a bad ice storm too! Lucky it only lasted for 3 hours and no one lost any power! So happy for your Eldest!! So exciting! Glad your return pipes weren't frozen!

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