Winter catastrophe tea

The
temperature
dropped
last night
& froze
the pipes,
so we
boiled
snow &
made tea
out of
our winter
debacle.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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10 Responses to Winter catastrophe tea

  1. Elisa says:

    oh nooooooooooo really? I hope the pipes are fixable and affordable! It is always a good time for tea!

    • I agree, there’s always time for tea to fend off the Winter chill. Luckily, our pipes didn’t burst, but we were without water for 3 days. The pipes finally thawed today and we had water again! I’ll never take the basic amenities of life for granted. I hope your Winter weather is not as extreme. Have a pleasant night, Elisa ๐Ÿ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  2. Very resourceful! Hope the piped did not burst!

    • Thank you, my friend! We were lucky that it didn’t burst! After three days without water (and before the plumber could get out), the pipes finally thawed and we had water this afternoon ๐Ÿ™‚ What an introduction to Winter in the Willamette Valley! I hope Winter is treating you better than most ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a pleasant evening!
      Cheers,
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, my friend! We were lucky that it didn’t burst! After three days without water (and before the plumber could get out), the pipes finally thawed and we had water this afternoon ๐Ÿ™‚ What an introduction to Winter in the Willamette Valley! I hope Winter is treating you better than most ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a pleasant evening!
      Cheers,
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Hi Tyler, Glad the pipe did not burst. Not much fun to be without water. Glad things are back to normal and hope the rest of the winter will be okay. Where is Willamette Valley? Keep warm and safe! Ellen๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. So sorry to know that, Tyler. We leave a faucet dripping at the farthest sink and so far so good on these cold nights. Its been mighty cold for OR! I hope its fixed by now. Take care, WG

    • Thank you, Elizabeth! After three days going without water, the pipes finally thawed and life is back to normal. We were on the wait list for a plumber and were given lower priority b/c our pipes didn’t burst. We did forget to turn the water to a drip the night before, but our neighbors also forgot & didn’t have their pipes freeze. Anyway, it’s our first taste of Winter in the Willamette Valley (closer to my experiences in Montana). Did you hear that Montana was the coldest place on Earth over the weekend at 50 below? Big Sky Country was colder than the North Pole! Pretty wild weather we’re having around the country.

      I’ve been staying pretty busy of late. Much to my disappointment, I did not get either of the jobs I interviewed for at OSU & the watershed council. While I had very good interviews, I think I was up against some stiff competition. Anyway, I’ve moved on & am volunteering at the local Soil & Water Conservation District to help them acquire donations for their native plant sale event in Feb. I’m also designing a label for the Camas seed packets they will be handing out at the event. Just found out today that I will be interviewed for a Parks & Recreation position in Oregon City sometime this month. I’m confident that I will land a job soon. I’ll let you know how it goes, my friend. Hope you had a wonderful day ๐Ÿ™‚

      Cheers,
      Tyler

  4. Glad it all came good with your pipes. I live in North Cyprus, usually sunny, lousy weather at present, but never cold enough to freeze or burst pipes, so I’ll count my blessings. Good luck throughout the coming winter.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! Maybe you could send some of your milder weather over here to thaw the roads ๐Ÿ˜‰ It seems the City of Corvallis was caught unprepared and I have yet to see a plow scraping the snow off or spreading sand. What in introduction to Winter in the Willamette Valley…good thing I’m from a long line of hardy Danes & Norwegians!
      Cheers,
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

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