Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Frozen In

Frozen in and still sick.
Good evening sweet blogging buddies.
I had to go back to the doctor yesterday.
Still have the kroopy cough as my gramma H would say.
Doc gave me a shot, more pills, nasal spray
and also wants me to take Clariton D for a bit.
Hopefully this will work.
As I said before and told the doc,
 I an sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Now for the frozen in part.
Bob and I went to town in the morning
on the last weekend before the freighters
laid up for the Winter.
This freighter was stuck (frozen) in the ice near our dock.

Side view of another freighter stuck.

This one was stuck behind the one by our dock.
We counted 4 that were frozen in.
On the way back home there were 9 stuck in the ice. 

The ice damaged our dock...has to be fixed in the Spring.

I managed to also get on camera the
Queen of the Lakes
This is the biggest freighter that sails our Great Lakes.

All ships use the female pronoun.
However this Queen of Lakes
is actually called the Paul R Tregurtha.

It is 1012 feet long, while the average freighter is 750 feet.
She makes a coal run weekly from Duluth MN to our St Clair power plant.
It always amazes me that these freighters can stay afloat.
She was gliding through the ice with ease North of the ice jam 
which was by our house.

Although these pics were taken weeks ago,
we still have a few freighters out there that have not laid
up for Winter, and are stilll getting stuck in the ice.
Good thing the US and Canadian Coast Guard is able to free them...

Temps are going to be bitterly cold tonight.
Sunday our furnace died at the store...
our landlord finally got it fixed yesterday afternoon,
after Bob told him that he was going to call our furnace guy
and send the bill to him.
Today Bob walked into to 4 inches of water on the floor.
A pipe had burst because the furnace was out for 3 days.
So Bob and my son spent the day with a wet vac and mop
cleaning up the mess.
Hopefully Bob can open up tomorrow.

Frozen In Blessings To All!


  1. Brr! Those are as some frosty scenes, Janice. It's bitterly cold here in Wisconsin as well. I have my fingers crossed for a "cold day" at school tomorrow - I could go for a day off, lol. So sorry to hear you are still not feeling well. Here's hoping you feel better soon! Jane

  2. I'm sorry to hear life is not good in your neck of the woods. What a mess!
    Drinks lots of fluid and bed rest Janice.
    I hope this brutal cold is nearing the end....I hate it!
    I'd bring you a big pot of homemade chicken soup if I was closer.

  3. I was interested in the freighters, never being close to the lakes to see them. I hope you feel better, so many I know have had that cough. My daughter and her husband had to take tamiflu and they both had flu shots. I have been lucky probably because I could stay inside.

  4. Oh Janice, that's terrible, all that happening while your sick too. Sure hope you feel better real soon and things get back to normal. So bitter cold here too, -40 this morning, I'm staying in. Take Care,Francine.

  5. Sorry you are sick Janice. Hoping you will be all better soon. Sick is no fun{smile}

  6. Hi Janice, I am so sorry that you have been so sick, hope you feel better real soon. I bet those freighters are really something to see in person. wow, they are big. Sorry about the pipes bursting, I think we are all ready for Spring. hugs, Lecia

  7. Hi Janice,
    I am sending you prayers. I do hope you get better soon.
    We had -20 this morning. ;-(
    I love that you gave the history about the freighters and showed us photos of them too. My boys love freighters. We go up to Duluth MN to watch them. I guess we are boat nerds. :-))
    xx oo

  8. Oh Janice, so sorry to hear you are so sick and that your pipes burst. Hope you both are healed soon! Thanks for the pics of the freighters, my hubby got a kick out of them. He sailed on the Stinson & Miner. Feel better soon ~*~Lisa

  9. Hope you feel better soon. Bitterly cold here too. Spring will be here

  10. Janice,
    I'm so sorry to hear you are still unwell. I hope you feel better very soon. And so sorry about the pipes at the shop. I grew up watching the freighters go by on the Saint Mary's river in Sault Ste. Marie. Never saw a bunch of them stuck in the ice tho. That must be quite a sight to behold! Take care and get well. Hugs, Lori

  11. Sorry you have been ill, Janice. I hope you are feeling better soon. This cold weather has been so hard on everyone and everything, including freighters, furnaces and water pipes. Hopefully spring comes early.

  12. Beautiful photos! Sending some virtual tea your way.

  13. Hope you are feeling better. This has been on wicked winter! Great pics!

  14. Hope you are feeling better Janice. I have had that cough too :(
    Great pictures...........look like that here too. Hope Spring gets here soon.

  15. Hello,
    Just checking in on how you are doing. I hope you are feeling better.
    xx oo

  16. I have never lived in an area that had snow in the winter. I have traveled around to places where the cold weather is harsh and I cannot imagine living in a house without heating. I think each family should make sure they have a working heating system in their home as a safety measure, especially if they have children.

    Melinda Rose @ Phoenix South HVAC


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