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Stay warm with treats

January 12, 2014
By Patty Christopher , Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Have you thawed out yet? Wow, what a week. This is written while it is still cold, so by Sunday and warmer temperatures, we will probably all think we have moved south. It would have to be real south - like South America, though, to have found really warm weather. The house here on the hilltop is over 150 years old, so it is somewhat hard to keep it warm, and I can't really imagine how the early settlers managed to keep from freezing to death with living in those early dwellings. We have a LP gas furnace and three gas fireplaces (the gas company loves us. We should buy stock in that company) and an electric heater to help in the bathroom. We are staying warm and have no frozen pipes - yet - but the water bill will be a good one as the faucets are kept dripping. The wind has blown almost all of the snow away and left the yard and fields just looking half brown and ugly. I am trying hard to remember the beautiful scene when the snow is nice and white and deep enough to cover the dead grass. The road has black ice going down either side of the hill. I will drive when it melts. That should be done by the time you read this, I hope. It is still nice to live in the country - I think.



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