The bitter cold continues. Just a week ago I was looking at the cannas in the back yard, amazed that they were still trying to bloom. Now they’re a limp, brown reminder that we don’t live in a tropical environment. Today’s picture doesn’t show snow, it has been so clear the last couple of days that the temp has really dropped, causing the lawn and everything else to be thickly coated in frost. It actually looks more “snowy” than the day it really did snow! This morning our water supply froze again for the second day in a row. (One downside of living in the country, I guess.) The pipe that runs from the storage tank to the water pump is exposed and it keeps freezing. So this morning I was taking my shower and was all lathered up with soap and shampoo when the pressure tank ran dry because the pump couldn’t pump any water into it. Feeling rather helpless, I just dried off and tried to get as much of the shampoo out with the towel. Fortunately, I had a haircut appointment at 10:00 and she always does a wash first so at least I didn’t have icky hair all day.