Thankfully it's warmed up here.
In fact, it's damn near tropical at -5. It sure beats the -40 (with the windchill) that we've had the past few days.
I try not to complain about the weather, because the truth is, it's not surprising. I've lived in Alberta my whole life. Chances are pretty good that at some point between the months of November and March that there will be a ton of snow. Chances are the thermometer will dip below -30. Chances are there isn't a damn thing I can do about it, so I try not to dwell on the fact that it's cold.
But the cold brings about problems that drive me crazy.
The kids are cold. I must dress them in all the gear from toques to ski pants to snow boots and beyond. easy fix.
The Yukon won't start. I must plug it in....problem solved.
The one thing that drives me crazy....is the satellite dish.
Since the guy who installed it was a lazy SOB (that Starchoice sent), it sits in the one spot on our roof that always (and I mean ALWAYS) gets a snow drift.
When my husband is home, I usually complain enough that he manages to concoct a scheme involving ladders and broom handles taped together. However, he currently is away....and
I'm just too damn short.
I tried that, but we don't have a very tall ladder, so currently I'm hooped.
and just for the record....no ....it didn't work.
(and I ended up with a soaking wet arm...and now there is probably and inch of ice on the damn thing)
But as I said....it's warming up here...only another 3 days and I'm betting the Satellite will come around.
What has been your best unconventional fix it plan?