Sometimes living with running water is more than it’s cracked up to be. I really have been missing our little waterless cabin in the woods. It’s been an ongoing issue of freezing lines, freezing lift pumps (lifts sewage up into septic tank since the lines have to be buried so deeply) and frozen water softener here. A water softener is required due to the high iron content of the water here on the river. After the landlord has had the pumping and thawing company out for a second time, it seems like they finally have everything thawed out. Heat traces are hot wires that go inside your pipes to keep them from freezing. I have them. We still had problems. So now when it is this cold, I get up at 4 am to run the hot water down the bathtub drain to keep the septic lines from freezing. I normally don’t mind these bouts of super cold. If it were nice all the time, we would be called Florida. -40 and colder means that the people who live here, do so for a reason. They live here because it is worth it, because they love it.
But at least we are getting our sunlight back, slowly but surely. There is no heat from it yet but the extra daylight is nice.