Good Morning from a COLD WINDY but NOT FROZEN YET Knolltop.
It was 9 degrees last night with a 25 mph wind. Our barn should've been frozen from one end to the other, but when we went in this morning we only found one frozen drinking cup!
Yesterday morning Bobby asked if I would find a couple of heaters to borrow for the night since we were going to have a killer windchill. So, as soon as I came in from the barn, I made a phone call and nabbed one heater but I still needed another one. Several things occupied my day like my dad coming down to fix our cornstove so we had some source of heat since the day before the furnace man informed us we needed a new furnace!
I kept thinking about getting another heater, but it kept slipping my mind. The day was getting late and I still hadn't come up with another heater and I found myself dreading the night. So I kept praying that God would put someone in my mind who would have a heater we could borrow.
One of the boys best buddies, Dewey, came home from school with them and I knew his dad was one of these industrial types that had one of everything, so I asked if they had a heater. He said Yes! Then of course I asked, "Does it work?" Another Yes! "So, can we borrow it?" He called his dad and he said YES!
Sarah and I milked while Bobby, Luke and Jake fed and closed up the barn and set up one of the heaters in the south end of the barn...the end that is prone to freezing.
Coming in from chores, we enjoyed Sarah's delicious eggnog and some popcorn then everyone went to bed while I waited up for JW who hadn't come home from working for Mr. Kyser yet. Finally at 10pm, he walked in the back door and I breathed a sigh of relief!
He began explaining why he was so late. After they got done working for Mr. Kyser they went and helped a guy who's chimney fell down in the windstorm. He said it was mighty cold standing in the bucket of the loader tractor helping with that chimney with 30 mph winds whipping around!
When they finished helping him, he took Dewey home, got the heater from Dewey's dad, filled it with fuel and set it up in north end of the barn. And this morning when we went to the barn, the heaters were humming, the barn was warm and everything was aces!
Now it's time to head back out in this awful weather to finish up chores!