To do dishes and laundry! Not to mention hot showers!
We had a snowstorm. Now, I live in the mountains and lots of snow it not an unusual occurance. We are generally set up for it. However, our snow is usually pretty dry and this snow was WET and barely freezing. The ground was saturated. So when the snow started falling so did the trees! They came down like dominoes. More trees fell than I have seen come down in the entire last decade. My husband and son-in-law had to cut up and move 13 large evergreens just to clear our lane.
The trees took down the power lines and took out the phones and blocked the road. No power means no running water. The world gets very small very fast in such circumstances.
Phones came back first, then power. Once the storm passed temperatures dropped very fast and very low. Last was water as some pipes froze while the power was out and we couldn’t keep the water dripping. As of yesterday we had running water back! Last night we finally had a clear lane to get out and rejoin the world.
Trying to catch up on what’s going on here at KH, but the storm kept me busy and I’m 4 days behind in Christmas preparations!
Running water really is an amazing and wonderful thing!
Attached is one photo of the snow. There are more on my blog if anyone is interested.