Life in the Freezer

My turn to see to her ladyship at 5.50 am and give Hubby a much deserved lie in.
Yesterday, rain and/or snow was forecast for this morning, so my logic was to get up and out before it hit, then I wouldn’t have to do my yellow condom impression.
yellow suitThese suits keep out the rain an absolute treat, but for me, still being on the chubby side despite my almost five stone weight loss over the last decade, they restrict my movements, and as for bending over to do up or undo the helm skirt, well, let’s just say I’m waiting for that extra bit of ventilation.

Still, I was lucky.
Bennie hatted, gloved and coated, and armed with my trusty walkie talkie, torch and pooh bags, Maggie and I set off.
It was surprisingly mild, and rather pleasant actually.
I could hear Laughing Duck in the distance, but other than that, and the sound of the pontoon boards cracking under my feet, it was quiet.

Last night, the temperature dropped to minus 2, but there was no wind chill. We are due three or four days of cold weather, so the water supply to the pontoons has been cut off again and hopefully will be turned back on for a few hours a day.
No problem for us as our contingency plan works.
Walking out this morning, the illumination from the pontoon pillars was sufficient for me to see the ice shelves on the bank where the water level has dropped. There is also ice on the surface again (pics taken 8.15)
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We are still sub zero (7.35 am), and according to the forecast this morning, the rain/snow has postponed its visit until this evening.
Oh goody 🙄

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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5 Responses to Life in the Freezer

  1. scifihammy says:

    Nice ice shelves – and Oh so Chilly! 🙂

  2. I am not a fan of cold at all, but I know just the setting you are describing. Very peaceful!

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