The tubes must have frozen.
Internet: yes (I’m adding that as a new item, see)
Temperature: 28 degrees
Snow: 5 more inches last night, total of 20
I spent most of yesterday playing The Sims 2, which requires no internet connection, and isn’t nearly as mind-numbing as watching cable TV all day. I decided to play a game I’ve seen floating around the internet, where you see how many generations of Sims you can raise from one family.
I created Aaron and Alice Alphabetti. They had twins (Bob and Baxter) who I raised to childhood. By tonight, I should have the third generation under wraps.
Actually, I just had a call with my aunt, who lives elsewhere in the county, so we have been comparing weather notes. Her suggestion is that I spend the day cleaning house, and I just might do that. Tricky to clean without running water, but hey, at least it will get me out of the computer chair.
Speaking of chairs. Plastic adirondack chair update:
Last night I slipped when I went out to get more firewood, and cracked the back of my head a good one. Hard enough to see stars, and my glasses flew off. According to the internet I should probably get a CT scan, but I can’t get to the hospital, so that’s not going to happen. Also, I’m not supposed to hit my head for the next week. (Duly noted.)
I didn’t lose consciousness, I’m not dizzy, and I remember stuff, so it can’t be that bad, but I have a headache and a stiff neck. I think I gave myself whiplash. Probably I shouldn’t have gone to bed without telling anyone about it, but as my dad dryly said when I mentioned this, “Well, that’s in the past now.”
Christmas is pretty much canceled this year. Depending on how the conditions swing tomorrow I might be able to get out, if we have a big thaw. But then it’s going to freeze overnight. It looks like it will be at least a week before things turn to normal.
Now where did I put that bottle of Murphy’s Oil Soap?
ETA I’ve just been informed that my Binary Hat pattern has been posted for sale on Patternfish!