Snow at the New House

Snow at the New House

The weather forecast was for snow. Crazy amounts of snow. Which we got. We are not going anywhere.

We woke up to a lot of snow already. And it continued to snow for days. - Snow at the New House – Building our Schumacher Home – Project Small House
We woke up to a lot of snow already. And it continued to snow for days.

When Cliff woke up, we walked down to the new house.

Some of the damage in the neighborhood - Snow at the New House – Building our Schumacher Home – Project Small House
Some of the damage in the neighborhood

The snow was very heavy. There were a lot of trees down in the neighborhood. We had a few small branches come down at the cabin, but no damage.

The branch with the plastic stuck in it came down. - Snow at the New House – Building our Schumacher Home – Project Small House
The branch with the plastic stuck in it came down.

It rained and rained all the snow away and we checked for damage. We only had one branch down at the new house. When we bought the land there was a piece of plastic stuck way up in the top of a tree. I could not see any way to get all the way up there to get it down. Look! Problem solved!

There were a lot of power outages, so there is no way they are coming out to hook up our power and gas till all of the people in the cold and dark are re-connected to power. That’s fair. After a couple of days, my mom was finally willing to stay with us. The log cabin never loses power. And even if it did, we have back up gas heat.

They have to move this shut-off valve. - Snow at the New House – Building our Schumacher Home – Project Small House
They have to move this shut-off valve.

Finally, the people came to make the final connections for city gas. They checked things first and saw that the shut-off for the gas at the hot water heater was wrong. It looks good to me. It is in a very convenient location. However, it is supposed to be just at the wall. If the flexible pipe should fail and the shut-off was past it, the shut-off wouldn’t shut anything off. That makes sense. So, they have to move the valve before we can have our gas meter.

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