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New Aprons

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Here are two new aprons I just finished.  I think the red polka dot is so cheerful.  I think it would make anyone happy wearing it around doing household chores, don’t you?  Today has not been a very pleasant day here in our little section of God’s creation.  High wind has been the main issue today.  Gusts up to about 70 mph and a steady wind of about 40-50 mph.  We tried to go down to the barn a little while ago to get milk.  The drifts were too high for our old 86 Chevy truck to get through even in 4wheel low.  The wind is blowing so hard, the chimney is having a hard time drawing, so it has been a challenge  keeping the fire going.   If you look outside, you would think we live in Alaska.  Of course, I’ve never been to Alaska, but it looks like the pictures I’ ve saw.  We awoke this  morning to single digit temperatures with below zero wind chills.  The temperatures did not come out of the teens all day and the wind has continued to blow stronger.  The weatherman says we are in a “nor’easter” ( I’m not sure I spelled that correct) until sometime tomorrow afternoon and then the wind will calm to about 20-30 mph.  Oh well, that’s winter.  Okay, I’ve complained enough about the weather for one day.  I know things could be so much worse.  We still have electricity, the water isn’t frozen and it’s warm inside our home.  God is good!  As my step-grandmother used to say “Praise the name of my King”  I pray you all will keep warm and safe this night.  God Bless.

Chimney

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Our biggest accomplishment for today was getting the chimney fixed.  High winds in early spring had blown down the chimney and as I have said it is starting to get cool at night here in Floyd.  My brother-in-law came over to help us fix it.  We were very blessed to find this aluminum pipe down at the barn and it just fit perfectly over the stainless steel pipe that fits in the brick part of the chimney.  This all sounds complicated and in some ways it is.  The original chimney( as you can tell) is very old and was not useable.  We had to line it with a stainless steel pipe which was not tall enough.  The chimney must be above the ridgeline of the house or it will not draw.  Every year we have to replace the pipes that extend on above the ridgeline.  Hopefully this won’t happen now as aluminum does not rust.  Therefore it should last much longer.  I certainly pray so.  George was very glad to get this off his to-do list.   Today is busy with school and getting ready for church tonight.  Hope everyone has a great day.  God Bless.