It’s 5 below and my pipes just friz!
When you lose water in a remote cabin your level of civilization falls back about a century. I’ve got a short run of pipe going from my cabin to the pump that I have been trying to freezeproof since I bought this place. Electric heater tape and insulation added last year – 2 pipe freezes last winter – added another coil of heater tape and more insulation this fall – and it’s frozen again.
Somehow I’ve never busted a pipe. If that happens tonight I’ll be melting snow to cook with tomorrow morning. Which is lots of fun. I would not have moved to this place if I wasn’t an experienced winter camper.
The snow isn’t deep enough yet to close down my road so I may be driving to buy jugs of water tomorrow. I love this place.
I am relaxing my way back to health and productivity and hope to post deep thoughts and thrilling exploits more frequently.
I’ve benefited from a long break from programming. Coding is hard on this old brain.
My main job is to rewrite Hel’s Bet. It’s going to be a hell of a book.