The power company has turned off the interruptible power every day this week from 5pm-ish to 11pm-ish. Our geothermal HVAC system is on the interruptible power grid. Our system has a brand-new well pump and a brand-new pressure tank, but (we think) the outlet pipes that dumps into the lake froze when the system wasn’t working or during one of the power interruptions; in any case, the system is not working. Smokey is keeping the house warm with a combination of a propane wall furnace and the wood stove (which we haven’t used in at least 15 years, but which puts out as much heat as everything else put together). The pipes in our bathroom froze on Tuesday night. Today they are starting to thaw. Kitchen water is fine, as is that of the laundry room in spite of the fact that it was 34 degrees in there Wednesday night. (Smokey set up a heater to warm it up.) Why did the bathroom pipes freeze? Who knows?
We found out last night that the furnace in the Minneapolis rental house conked out. Younger Son, who rents it from us, had turned off the water before he left for Chicago on Monday as a precaution, but the radiators froze and two of them cracked. Smoke made a flying trip there last night but decided the damage and been done and he couldn’t do anything until the weather warmed.
On the plus side, I have been wearing my new Carbeth. Since Tuesday morning.
So, how has your week been going?