January 17th, 2009

Maryland LP (Local)

9584 - Saturday

Well, the stars were out of alignment this morning - 7 degrees to start, and the ground was frozen an inch thick.

BHK and I slept in a bit, and then I hopped into the shower, to get ready for my appointment at the MVA to get my license - turned on the water and... nothing came out of the nozzle.

It turns out that water solidifies, or "freezes" at certain cold temperatures - sort of like those little cubes you put in drinks to cool lemonade on a hot day.

Water can also freeze in pipes, as well as cube trays, it seems. Lacking water, and the desire to rush to a neighbor or in-laws to bather properly, I opted to instead go another day - Tuesday might be good, given that I have the day off, an everyone will be in DC that day for the inauguration. If they're open, I'll visit. I know they're closed on Monday - MLK day shuts it down.

The neighbors were helpful, offered a torch to melt the ice in the pipes, but we figured we'd wait it out and see.

The in-laws came over, and we assessed the situation - it turns out the water came back at about 11am - so BHK made pancakes for everyone, and I scrubbed up in the now-working shower.

After that, we went outside, and surrounded the drafty parts of the house, and pipe areas with insulation (that's how I know the ground was frozen, and how deep). It seems that the bedroom is benefiting most, upping in temp a few degrees already.

After that, BHK, in-laws, and I watched The Namesake -I liked it a lot - after the in-laws left, BHK and I continued with the The Darjeeling Limited, also pretty good - (I still Prefer The Life Aquatic, but it's a good second to that Anderson film)

Now, it's time for bedski.

1 year ago - MRI, snow, dentist, pizza hangman, psych

2 years ago - pic @ papermoon cafe with Alice and BHK

3 years ago - thick head, bro has coin, iguana / scream like a girl / game show, florida homeless beating, sand game, now with stick men, i am god toon, walking ghost

4 years ago - mel day, dick tracy's alien connection, translations, site search

5 years ago - MM in an arranged wedding, global pals, cow brain burger, celebration(FL) sold, cool supermarket photos

6 years ago - bavarian, Ana at gallery, they wait below, Sappho compliments me, cat piccies, scintillate, firefly

7 years ago - Trimaris, school dream, little suck-a-thumb, James Earl Jones gets called James Earl Ray (Whoops!), Immigrant song, band name poll, Sasha and Misha move away, some silly linkies.

8 years ago - Analog never did print it, Bilbo's Guide to life, textbooks responsible for stupid teens. Geotarget