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Day 3: Uncle B is starting to look pretty tasty


We haven’t been out in three days.

It was supposed to snow heavily today. It didn’t. We were supposed to have high winds. We have. And still having. So the issue today is blown snow. The roads seem clear, for the most part. The sidewalks, not so much.

Despite central heating, despite a roaring fire in the evening, it is effing freezing in here (it got down to 48° in the kitchen last night, and that’s with us cooking). Thank heavens for electric blankets.

Tonight the winds die down, but tomorrow more snow. So they say. Slightly warmer over the weekend and rain on Sunday, so this is a last gasp. I can’t remember the last time we were stuck inside for a week, though.

We gots the cabin fever.


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 1, 2018, 10:48 pm

Only three days and you have cabin fever? You need a snow picnic 🙂


Comment from Sigivald
Time: March 1, 2018, 11:23 pm

“I am just going out and may be some time.”


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: March 1, 2018, 11:40 pm

I read the above to Mrs. Bahadur, and she said to tell you that down comforters are more reliable than electric blankets. Electricity may not be there. While we have not lived in a house better than 1000 years old, we have lived in a log cabin built as part of a Wells Fargo mountain stage stop in the 1880’s heated with a fireplace and pot-bellied stove.


Comment from Armybrat
Time: March 2, 2018, 12:15 am

Down comforters over top of an electric mattress warming pad is as close to heaven as one will (hopefully) get on a cold winter night.

We’re getting hurricane force winds on top of a full moon tomorrow. Should push a huge amount of water into the harbor for a good bit of flooding tomorrow. My section of the city, sitting right on the harbor, will flood. And I have to work this weekend.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 2, 2018, 1:45 am

The problem is that even if you’re all toasty warm with down or electric, your face still freezes. I hate that but ya gotta breath.


Comment from Nina
Time: March 2, 2018, 2:52 am

We’ve got weather, too, of the wind/rain sort. No need to turn on the heater.

At least we’re finally getting some rain!


Comment from tinman
Time: March 2, 2018, 3:43 am

Be glad ya’ll burn coal and wood there at Weasel Manor: UK running out of gas.


Comment from Mack
Time: March 2, 2018, 4:58 am

Luckily some people live in Canada and have cheap hydroelectric power. We keep the place at a nice 18C during the night and have only a light beadspread.


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 2, 2018, 5:07 am

@Ric Fan:

The problem is that even if you’re all toasty warm with down or electric, your face still freezes. I hate that but ya gotta breath.

You need a bogus (to be hoped) case of obstructive sleep apnea, and then get a CPAP or BPAP machine. It provides positive air pressure, and that air is humidified and warmed. IOW, you can burrow deep and still breathe!

(Believe me, you don’t want real apnea. The side benefit of breathing under the covers doesn’t give you anything remotely close to a net gain.)


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 2, 2018, 10:36 am

Donner party? Donner party?

your table is ready


Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 2, 2018, 10:41 am

And wool, real wool, is your friend.
Stays warm even when wet.

All right you lot, minds out of the gutter, you know who you are.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 2, 2018, 6:00 pm




Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 2, 2018, 6:04 pm

Uncle Al: Sounds too unpleasant


Comment from Deborah HH
Time: March 2, 2018, 6:44 pm

Brrr, Stoaty. I hope you and Uncle Badger are staying warm and have lots of books to read—and don’t run out of tea or coffee!


Comment from Anonymous
Time: March 2, 2018, 7:18 pm

Rick Fan – as someone with apnea, I use a biPap every night. It is the greatest thing ever. I sleep much deeper. The device is nearly silent and you get used to the hose thing you have to wear. I don’t bury myself under the blankets; the heated hose provides plenty of warmth and moisture. Since I also have COPD, my machine is hooked up to an oxygen concentrator. That’s a bit noisy, but it keeps the room nice and warm.


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: March 2, 2018, 10:02 pm

Holy shit, Ric Fan, it hurt just watching those gifs!


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: March 2, 2018, 10:17 pm

What was sad was the number of those where I knew what was going to happen because….



Comment from Ric Fan
Time: March 2, 2018, 10:48 pm

Over on the left, he has about 10 photos you can scroll thru which are pretty educational, too. 🙂


Comment from Conchi
Time: March 4, 2018, 5:09 am

What with the badger leg sticking out from the turkey? It looks terribly uncomfortable.


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