A couple of days ago the forecast for here said it was going to be 35 tonight. Just to be safe, I took the hoses off the faucets. I knew the outside faucets were all the freeze proof kind but I thought maybe there were other things we should do. You know . . each house sometimes has its own little weird things. We once had a house that burned and when they rebuilt it, the water pipes went through the attic (instead of the foundation). There was a spot on the north side of the house where the water went from underground to the wall and only about 2″ of pipe were exposed and this was southwest Louisiana but if the temp dropped to 32 degrees for even a short period of time, our water froze so we had to wrap that pipe or leave water dripping.
So, I wrote the former owner and asked if there were other things we needed to do. Here’s his response:
No, you have to disconnect all the hoses, duck tape all the windows shut inside and out, put Styrofoam cut outs over each door and then screw a piece of plywood over the foam cut out, take the stairs off the deck, cover the roof in white plastic so it looks like it snowed, install the Christmas lights or have them installed, change all the LED lightbulbs from bright white to soft white, and make hot chocolate…
I wrote him back and said:
I would have expected no less from you but I think we’ll just stick with the hoses/faucets. We’re such slackers!
He was probably laughing the entire time he was writing that response.
Valerie Zagami says
Suzette Harris says
Haha I expected the HE to be Vince! Got me!!!
Very clever – and funny!
I like the plastic on the roof to look like snow. I never thought of that one!
He sounds just like my much younger brother.
Dottie Newkirk says
So funny!!! A little bright spot to put a smile on your face.
What a card!
Terri in BC says
He sounds like a really fun ex-owner. So nice that you have him as a resource.
Sandi B says
That’s so funny!!!
Nelle Coursey says
Now that is funny!! We use those Styrofoam things that go over the faucets. So far ours have not frozen. But just wait, the way our luck is going this year, they will!! I am ready for 2020 to be a thing of the past!
Judy Laquidara says
We use those there (TX) too and have never had a problem but here, the faucets are supposed to be freeze proof (water drains down and doesn’t stay in the line) so there’s supposedly no need to cover them. I guess if they haven’t covered them in 17 years and they haven’t frozen, I don’t need to worry about it now.
You’re right, 2020 can end now and I’d be happy.
Debby Hughey says
Now that’s FUNNY!
Susan Nixon says
Oh, he’s nice – nicely normal! LOL
Twyla Starr says
What a fun guy and good sense of humor. 35 is not my kind of weather.