Friday, February 8, 2013
The Howling Wind
We had snow and wind today. I shoveled out the driveway in the howling wind. When I finished the power had gone off. I got the alternator going and got the house on auxiliary power. Dad got a fire going in the wood stove to keep the place warm. Then I sat and had lunch and some coffee and listened to news radio with Mom for a while. At 2:00 the power was back on so I switched us over and shut down the alternator. The wind is still blowing so I left the alternator in ready position if things go out again. It is going to be very cold tonight, but the wind should calm down. The house is very warm now because of the fire in the wood stove. I shoveled a path out to the barn while I was outside and refilled the wood rack out front of the house. I got my exercise today at least.