One thing I finally remembered to do was bring up my amaryllises from the basement, rehydrate them and put them in a sunny spot by the back sliding doors. It will be 8 weeks before they bloom, but I have a feeling that spring will be late and they will be a much welcome pop of color. It’s so cold, without a reprieve in sight… it feels good to have something “springy” to look forward to!
Unfortunately not everything was fun and relaxing. Right before our weekend, on Friday morning we woke up to this on our living room ceiling (complete with water slowly dripping out of it):
Our bedroom radiator sprung a leak. NOT something you want to see when the forecast is for lows below zero for several days straight. We had to call the emergency plumbing/heating guys, we know very little about fixing radiators and this was not the time to experiment before the holiday weekend. Luckily it turned out to be a quick fix. The weather was so cold that the heat was kicking on so frequently that the damage built up very quickly. We also realized upon further examination that our ceiling has been patched here before, so this was not the first time this happened. Now we're just waiting for things to dry out so we can inspect the damage and make repairs.