I meant to do a post about my performance puppy class over the weekend, but Saturday I was busy preparing for the Nor’easter. We lost power at 4:30 am on Sunday and haven’t gotten it back yet. Apparently 9 out of 12 power loops in the Wrentham, Franklin, Foxboro area are down. Best estimate for return to power is Thursday. Hopefully it will be sooner.
We also had a minor boiler/furnace emergency. John came upstairs from the basement and said, “Wow, you can really hear the water coming in.” I thought, huh? It usually seeps in, which you do not hear. I went down to check it out and water was draining from a pipe on the furnace/boiler at a decent pace. I put a cooler under it and went out to shovel. An hour later I came in to check and the cooler was full. Uh-oh. Call the oil company. They say they will be out in a couple of hours and to stay on bucket duty until then. Turns out the expansion tank went and a valve related to it. The oil guy was able to replace it and double-checked everything, but of course since we do not have power he couldn’t actually test it. It was not related to the power loss, just bad luck.
My in-laws’ power came back around 1pm, so I made plans to bring the birds there if our power didn’t come back in the afternoon. It didn’t, so I evacuated the birds around 3 pm. I am going to pick up the g-pigs tonight. Hopefully our pipes won’t freeze (they are saying there will be a warming trend over the next few days) and I can get some practice in with Irie.
Irie is entering a temper tantrum phase. She is very, very smart and has no fear. Today she figured out how to climb the short x-pen I am using in the office. She has also been chewing (dog appropriate items) like a maniac. I would say she is very oral. She runs around with a large Himalayan Cheese Chew hanging out of her mouth. How she doesn’t trip, I do not know. No ears yet, which is a bummer - I think they might have to be taped. When she gets up from laying on her side they stand for a second before falling.
Cross your fingers power comes on sooner than later!!