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#FrameItFriday (week 5, season 3)

#FrameItFriday (week 5, season 3)

In case you hadn't heard or felt it already, it's flipping COLD where I live. Not the kind of weather where you throw on a sweater and all is good. We're talking Arctic grade clothing, headgear and boots. If you plan on staying out for longer than 20 seconds. So, grumbling about it really doesn't do much good, it's Canada, it's winter, suck it up. I suck it up by hibernating the past couple of days which has forced me to do stuff that I have been avoiding, such as protecting my data, cleaning my gear and playing about with members of my lens family. Since I work from home, I can also multi-task such exciting things as making dinner from scratch, making banana bread, playing with the cat, etc. etc. One of those tasks yesterday was to do a load of laundry (peak hours once in a while is ok). Load up the washer, press "play" and walk away. Within seconds I usually hear the water begin it's cycle.....not yesterday, nope, nope, nope. Pipes be frozen. Blood pressure rose a touch but I kept my head about me. Grabbed a space heater, put it on top of the washer, pointed it down behind the washer and blew hot air for an hour or so and went back to my work. Heard and felt a HUGE explosion, looked outside for fallen trees or something, nothing but the sound of rushing water. The pipes had thawed and the wash cycle commenced, I continued working whilst listening to my laundry but the sound of rushing water went on for longer than usual. Hmmm....I peered over the back of the washing machine with my flashlight expecting to see water leaking on the floor but there was no sign of any, just the roar of water. The pipe or pipes must have burst below the floor and was gushing in the crawlspace below. I ran to the basement in my socks (not a brill idea) and found water seeping down the wall and all over the basement floor along with a trail of sand and muck. I grabbed our wet/dry vac and began to suck it all up until I smelt something burning and turned to see the vac smoking. What does all of this have to do with photography? Nothing, zip, nada....because how can you take pictures and do flood control? What I'm trying to tell you is that I think I kept my shit together exceptionally well during the whole fiasco. No tears, couple of "f" bombs but not many. What does that mean to you? If you're in need of a levelheaded photographer for an event, I'm your gal! I still got my laundry done (don't ask how), I threw out the smoking shop vac and borrowed a friends, cleaned up the mess and thankfully the plumber and Paul are rectifying the situation as I type this. Ok, I never made the home-cooked meal (pizza was bought) and the banana bread may be made today. Other then that it was a pretty good week, how was yours? Next week: #StudioNorth Peace, love and kumbaya, Heather

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