Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Ice Age, "08 Version
The obligatory frozen outhouse photo
Darn those guys over at Mokuren Dojo, they're one step ahead of us again. Pat tells us that Hell Has Frozen Over In Mississippi and New Orleans for the first time in years and years.
Well, we get it every year. The freeze that has hit the Pacific Northwest is the worst since 1990, with temperatures below freezing, often in the low teens for what may be two weeks. We've had 60 mph wind gusts, and trees are down everywhere.
Right now we are just working on keeping the pipes from freezing, and continue cutting firewood. It is beautiful, but definately cuts into our work and holiday schedule.
Here's a picture of my tractor shed. As you can see, we only have about 4-5 inches of snow, but it's turning into one giant frozen glacier. We're expecting another 4 to 6 inches starting tonight, with no end to freezing weather in sight.
And above is a pic of my current project; "The Swamp Ridge Saloon"!
Yes, that's right, a little Western Saloon. Of course, we are still in the early building stages, but it's mostly dried-in and kind of on hold until after the first of the year. My wife even bought me a keg cooler with Co2 and everything. What more does a guy need? Fellow Dojo Rats out there can expect to see more of the saloon when the weather breaks and we get a little further along.
--Meanwhile, we took inventory-- let's see;
-- I think we'll be just fine for a few days...