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Heading down the hill. I have been watching a movie on the computer because of course I only have the dvd's and not a tv or anything up here....

Getting cold out, looks like 18 on the thermometer already. Think that tonight will be the coldest this week, then sun tomorrow and a little warmer tomorrow night.... in time for some more "wintry mix"....

One of the clotheslines broke, but the ground was still hard and some snow, so I took down half of the dry clothes, 2 big baskets full, and rehung the ones off the down line and hung the ones I had left and they will be good and dry tomorrow. I probably could have brought in more but 2 was about all I could take with the cold. Even with the sun out I don't think it got over 40 at best and there was a breeze. Didn't see hardly any melting anywhere.
Got most of these clothes folded and put away. House has been cold too, I feel a slight draft near the floor and cannot find anywhere it is coming in. Not alot, but enough to just feel cold.

Car is warming up, there was frost on the windshield.... a hot shower is going to feel good.
 

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With the sand we have here, everything is so dusty that if I hung clothes out on a line, they would wind up dirtier than before I washed them......except for maybe now........ :lol:
 

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Wet clothes on the line in Texas right now WOULD freeze solid! LOL

But with no heat you have to hang them above the fireplace. Now we know why pioneers wore their clothes for several days before changing them. And only toted and heated water for baths once a week. LOL
 

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Hey.... to all disbelievers, they actually do freeze dry!!!!! Really, they will get stiff if the temps are really that cold... but they really do dry. If there is no humidity in the air, they will dry fairly well. It was in the mid 30's when I hung them after PT on Friday, but the sun was out melting the snow so got up in the 40's I think.... then it was colder Sat but sunny, and much breezier. And today it started at 14 or so, and the sun was out early. Clouded up by early afternoon, but a little breezy. They are dry and the jeans are really pretty "soft" as are the t-shirts, and sweatshirts.

When I was in CT when my son was born. I hung all his cloth diapers on the clothesline several times a week.... they would get stiff and then by late afternoon they would be softer and usually dry or just a little damp.... I could finish drying them inside if I had to.
Gets a little cold for the fingers... but I still prefer them outside, to out of a dryer.

I came up the hill awhile ago. Dropped off a couple coupons that came in the mail for my son. Scrap metal here has gone way up and the coupons were for another 1.00 per 100 on top of that. He has taken 3 loads of scrap metal in the last 2 weeks and has another old truck loaded on the trailer, and says that he has maybe one more load to go. He has taken over 5,000 lbs each trailer the last 2 trips. He has taken a couple of old trucks off "Doug's" farm and alot of scrap metal junk laying around. Scrap metal was down to $2-3 /100 lbs... and now is up over $6./100... so each load has brought in the neighborhood of $400+ per load with the coupon for the extra 1.00/100 lbs. Makes it worth the time and fuel to haul it down there and cleans up things. Also dropped off his birthday card since I haven't seen him all week. Then went and got milk from my farmer that he had in the bucket ready for me, then came to the new house. I went out and took all the clothes off the line, it had gone from sunny early to mostly all cloudy and getting colder and damper.
Came in, got a sandwich and am going to fold the clothes and get them all put away and a bunch in the totes for future sale. Got that tote that didn't have a lid (that I bought a couple weeks ago for $1.00) and I have 2 lids from other totes, that the bottom part has cracked and split... so just have to wash one and then will be able to use this tote. The handles are the same so I am sure it will work. Then I am going to go in and do some stuff in the DR... have some more paint and supplies to go in the "understairs" pantry/storage for the time being. Til I get it opened up into a complete under stairs storage area and then I can change it around a bit. But at least the paint won't get frozen or anything.
I also am going to make enough room to get the little kitchen bar we took out, that is just in there for now, moved out to the porch and then into the storage building until I decide what to do with it or take it apart or something. That will give me a 6' wall on one side, to put more stuff from the other house and make it easier to get into that storage pantry door too.
So time to go do some of this and then I will have to take a break for the knees. They were sore yesterday, and now with the colder dampness they are starting to ache. If nothing else, I will be glad of warmer weather for them to not ache so much.
 

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Heading down the hill. I have been watching a movie on the computer because of course I only have the dvd's and not a tv or anything up here....

Getting cold out, looks like 18 on the thermometer already. Think that tonight will be the coldest this week, then sun tomorrow and a little warmer tomorrow night.... in time for some more "wintry mix"....

One of the clotheslines broke, but the ground was still hard and some snow, so I took down half of the dry clothes, 2 big baskets full, and rehung the ones off the down line and hung the ones I had left and they will be good and dry tomorrow. I probably could have brought in more but 2 was about all I could take with the cold. Even with the sun out I don't think it got over 40 at best and there was a breeze. Didn't see hardly any melting anywhere.
Got most of these clothes folded and put away. House has been cold too, I feel a slight draft near the floor and cannot find anywhere it is coming in. Not alot, but enough to just feel cold.

Car is warming up, there was frost on the windshield.... a hot shower is going to feel good.
Do you have any incense? You could watch the smoke plume and use it to pinpoint the draft.
 

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@Larsen Poultry Ranch Got a candle here at the house. Might take that and see if I can see the flame bending... no incense but that wouldn't be hard to get maybe tomorrow.... It just feels like a colder air along the floor... no real breeze... just colder air. Have that at the rental house in the bathroom and finally found it along the windows. I suspect it might be these windows. Even though they are new(er) windows... they don't have storms... just double paned. I grew up with storms and am a big believer in them. Might see about storms down the road to help with the heat loss.... Thanks for the suggestion.
 
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