Random Thoughts on Thursday

8:03 AM

* It's bloody cold!  Last night at 7pm it was 3 degrees.  When I let the dogs out at 4am it was -8 and right now it is -3 and it is almost 8am.  The big Newfie loves the snow, but I worry about his feet in this super cold weather so both dogs are in the house a lot more right now.  And I bought a heat lamp to put in the chicken coop.  I'm not sure if the ladies really needed it, but it makes me feel better knowing that it is there for them.  
 * On Tuesday (when it was in the 50's) I dug up the last of the carrots out of the garden and cut them up for the boys.  They love carrots in their kibble.  And about two hours after I dug the carrots the temperatures started dropping.
* Two days after we returned home from Japan my car died.  I thought it would be an easy repair until my mechanic called and said he didn't have good news.  The timing belt broke (which I had replaced 4 or 5 years ago) and basically shredded the engine.  The estimated cost was $5K.  The car was worth, in excellent condition, $2K.  Basically not worth it to fix.  Plus it needed brakes and there was a mysterious rattle in the front left wheel/axle area.  I so did not want to buy a  new (used) car.  My car was paid for and I had expected to drive it until it died.  I just didn't think it would die so soon!  Buying a car ranks as one of the worst things ever to do with your time!

Happy Thursday.  Stay warm.

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  1. Wow that's some serious cold!! I'm actually kinda jealous LOL

  2. Love to house shop, I hate to car shop. At least you got your money's worth :)

  3. That's too bad about your car. A similar thing happened to our Santa Fe but we were still paying on it, so we had to get the engine fixed. So expensive.

    And I thought it was cold here in the 20s, but you're freezing! Just a note about the heat lamp in the coop - lots of fires are started because of heat lamps, so be careful it's not anywhere close to pine shavings or anything that could catch fire. Make sure it's super secure.


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