It's Spring at the Little Blue House! Well, this is what Spring looks like in Atlin, BC. There is a ton of snow on the property. We were fortunate that one of our neighbours used a snow cat to plow a driveway for us, so we could get in. There is a huge snow pile adjacent to the house, which the kids love. They spent a lot of time there last weekend, climbing up and sliding down.
The house fared well over the winter, with no leaks and no rodent damage. It's bone dry inside, although the temperature was -7 degrees Celsius inside the house when we arrived on Friday afternoon. My husband got to work outside, removing shutters and shovelling, shovelling, shovelling...
I turned on our variety of small space heaters and started cleaning and removing dust sheets from the furniture. I started mopping the floors with a diluted solution of bleach. After a couple of minutes of mopping in the parlour, I noticed clumps of white gunk all over the floor. I thought to myself, "What the hell is that? Oh no!" I had a closer look and then I realized that the solution was freezing onto the floor as I was mopping. It was a skating rink in the LBH for a while after that, until we got it warmed up and aired out.
|Snow Pile, Husband, and Dog|