Saturday, February 5, 2011

Soooooo cold......!

It has been sooooo cold here! Thursday night we had 10°F!!! Another record. The worst since 1954! And of course nobody here was prepared for this!
Next monday is a holiday for us. My mom had been thinking all the week about a very nice and relaxing long weekend buuuut... her weekend did not start as she had planned!
Yesterday morning we woke up as normal, she took a shower and then she went to work. There, almost everyone were complaining about not being able to take a shower because the pipes in their homes were frozen. My mom thought she was lucky. Then at 1pm, my grandpa called her to say that the pipes in our house were broken! My mom found a plumber but he came to our house at 9pm. He fixed the pipes and then he found lots more of leaks. He did not have material to fix them so he said he would come today but asked to my mom to buy the new pipes and connections.
Soooo, very early this morning my mom went to find the materials. And... oh-boy! it was a hard task! Almost all the "plumber stores" were out of cooper materials! She came back around 11am with them!
The plumber came again... and he needed some more couplings! There she went. It was crazy to see all the people trying to find connections. Well.... it was until 4pm that everything was fixed! And we hope the temps will not be that low again because my mom could not find those tube covers needed to prevent freezing!
We have only a small heater in our house. Not enough to keep us warm. I have no problem because I just go under my pawesome blankie and I am ok but you should see my mom. She is wearing her pj's, a very thick sweater, 3 pars of socks and gloves! Haaaa! I wish I could take a picture of her!
And she did something else...

These very nice socks were given to my mom as a present these past Christmas. They were in the closet because it was not so cold to wear them and now...

They became pawesome "butt heathers"!
And this is how I spent almost all day long!
I hope that Phill is right and the spring is coming soon!
Have a good night


Cole said...

LOL! I love that your mom used socks as toilet seat warmers!

And you look all snuggly in your blankie. :-)

Charlie said...

Your mom is so clever, Lorenza!

I don't know if it would help, but here what we do when it's so cold is to leave the cabinet door under the sink open and the water running a little bit - that helps keeps it from freezing. And if you can't find those insulating covers, try wrapping the pipes in rags - that might help too.

Stay under the covers until Spring!
- Charlie

Teddy said...

That is WAY too cold for where you live, Lorenza!! We had warmer weather here today way up north, around 20F. I bet you can see your breath in the house. At least you have a warm coat to wear. I hope things warm up for you soon.


Frankie Furter said...

Hoooooowwwwwwllllll BaaaWaaaaah Oh Lorenza you are just a total "Crack Up". I am going BOL BOL BOL Like Crazy!!! You have the funniest Grrrrreatest SMARTEST MOM IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. BUTT HEATERS!!!!!

B O L !!!

Oh YES... Charlie is RIGHT... Leave all Cabinet doors OPEN... and leave a trickle of water running In ALL locations. The Trickle is MOST impawtant.


AND... they are RED to boot!!! With Snow symbols on them!!!! BOL BOL I haven't laughed this hard in like 87 weeks!!!
Soooo sorry it is that cold fur you... butt DARN IT... You have to admit that it Brought out the BEST in your Creative Mom!!!!

Frankie Furter said...

OH Lorenza... I HAD to come back. I was sooooo insensitive. I was so full of Laughter that I did not say that I am sorry that you had burst pipes. I hope that you didn't have a Flood or any water damage.

I was not laughing at the situation. I was laughing at your mom's creative solution to such a DELICATE SITUATION.
Remember... trickle of cold water from all faucets... and leave all the doors open.
You snuggle up close to your mom and keep her warm. Ok.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is some furry good thinking to keep the special cheeks warm!

Mom is smiling bekhause she has a pair of those sokhks!

I hope your weather warms up soon!


Sam said...

Definitely leave the water running just slightly to keep everything from freezing. You'll have to snuggle up to your mom to keep her warm.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! C'mon that not cold at all ... we are having 20's n below 0 temp n SNOW. Funny about you mom socks. Stay Safe n Warm. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We are just so sorry to hear about the pipes and plumbing problems. That always costs so much not to mention the stress it causes. Your mom is clever with the toilet seat warmers...we love that idea! Please keep warm if you can and let's hope spring arrives very soon! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Wyatt said...

We can't believe how cold it is there. Now, there is a use for socks that we never would have thought of...thanks for the tip :)


d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

What a clever idea!!Now what is she doing to keep you warm when you need to use the bathroom?

Mr. Pip said...

Your mom is just brilliant!!! I am sorry it is so cold and my paws are crossed that it warms up soon!! You stay nice comfy cozy under those blankets!

Your pal, PIp

K9 + Grace said...

Heehee!! The toilet socks! What a great idea!


Amber DaWeenie said...

Didn't know dat Mexico could get dat cold. Wowie...And it's a good ting you didn't have dos pipes MAILED to you. You'd be waiting till' next year. Loves da socks idea...Mom is out looking for a pair of socks now in case it gets cold here too.

houndstooth said...

BOL! Oh Lorenza, the butt heathers was a very creative solution your mom had! Tee hee hee!

I'm glad you were able to bundle up and stay warm!


Kerri said...

Seconding (or thirding?) the recommendation for cabinet doors open and leaving the faucets running (or, at least, dripping). If your mail wasn't so slow, I'd send you a heater, but it would probably be summer before it got there!

I saw a story that a Mexico zoo lost 30+ animals due to a power failure and the freezing temps. Hope it gets warm there soon!

Stella said...

Very good thinking from your Mom!

Sometimes its good to get some extra insulation into your house too.

We are tired of the cold but still have a couple of more months to go with Old Man Winter!


the 4 Bs said...

OMD, Lorenza. that is terribly cold! we are so sorry that your water pipes got all frozen and broken. if you can leave your water running a little bit it will keep the pipes from freezing. that's what our human does when it gets cold here.

you look very cute all bundled up in your warm blanket. your mom had a great idea on how to use those socks! that's funny!


PoochesForPeace said...

hhahahahahahahahahahahaa the sock thing is funny! and a good idea. But those socks look so comfy for feet too!

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Oh...we like the socks that became "butt heathers"!!

Bobby said...


Jenner said...

We definitely hear you! It's been a cold, blustery month here but we have been lucky enough not to have our pipes freeze- for once! Love the toilet seat cozy and new sweater. I tried to buy our Doxie a new sweater last night but the hubby said, "Why? She only stays outside for three seconds at a time!" *sigh* Men!

Matilda said...

Hi Lorenze!
You place is also so cold! Keep warm and take care!
I love the butt warmers idea!

Teddy Bear said...

We're so sorry your pipes were frozen.:( I would love to have the weather you're having right now. It was 70 degrees here today.:( That is the best way to use those cute socks...your Mom is so creative!:) Stay warm, mi amiga.

Teddy Bear

Ludo van Doggy said...

BOL! But heaters!
Stay warm Lorenza!

Three Dogs Long said...

Yikes!! we are so sorry to hear about your frozen pipes....hopefully now they are fixed, they won't burst again.
We understand your climate is much different than ours....when you aren't used to the can be pretty awful!
We have a major snow storm happening we are snuggled underneath blankies for the day!

(((hugs)) from your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

3 doxies said...

Bwhahahahahahahahaha....OMD, I loves your mom, her is hilarious and very ingenious! I would haves never thought of warmin' da toilet seat.

I hopes ya'll can brave da cold and stay warm. I am so sorry to hears your pipes were broken.


Mango said...

That is a great idea. Functional AND festive. Your mom has big brains.


giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Your mom is very clever, Lorenza! I hope it warms up, soon! Isn't global warming amazing?

The Thundering Herd said...

And to think that all of our snow is melting here.

Naqvee said...

wow... the the butt warmers are a good idea.. i love it, Lorenza.. don't u think your mom is so creative?

Ginger Jasper said...

Keep warm and snuggle up with mum. I hope it warms up soon. Love the way your mum used the butt warmers lol very ingenious indeed.. Hugs GJ xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

BOL - we love your new butt warmer:) Very clever. So sorry about the broken pipes. Does your Mom know that it is supposed to help if you leave one faucet running with just a trickle when it is very cold? Oh we see Charlie told you about that. We hope it warms up and you don't have any more problems with the pipes. We also hope it didn't do any big damage to all of Mom's redecorating. The weather in the world sure is crazy.

Stay warm - that fleece blankie looks like it would be very warm.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

kalyxcorn said...

oh my goodness what a great idea on the toilet seat! :) b

Dark said...

Vaya frío teneis no?tu tápate bien princesita no vayas a coger un resfriado!
Por cierto tu mami tuvo una gran idea poniendo esos calcetines en la taza del wc,lo calentito que debe estar jajajajajajajajajaja ;),quizás deberia patentarla y sacarlaa la luz,quin sabe si haría un buen negocio!.
Os mandamos muchos besos y lametones!

Sagira said...

BOL...but heaters. Your mom is so creative.

1000 Goldens said...

Oh that is so sad! We hope your plumbing problems are resolved and that your normal temperatures come back. Your Mom is so smart - nice work on the toilet seat!

Pearl and Daisy said...

Hahaha - we love the toilet seat cover. You're mom is very resourceful.

We're sorry you're so cold. We hope it warms up real soon!

Pug love from,
Pearl & Daisy

GRAÇA said...

Lorenza,estas com muito frio e com muito boas ideias
Ronrons da

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Your mom is a very clever lady!!

Tell mom to leave all her faucets dripping and to cover the exposed out door pipes with what ever she can find (socks?). If there is an exposed pipe in the house, like under sinks, put a lamp without the shade there and leave it on.

Layer clothes for warmth and sleep close to you!!

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness, the toilet seat warmers are a great idea!

Sorry you had some plumbing problems; that sounds like No Fun!

Thor said...

Hope your weather warmer up soon Lorenza! Great idea with the socks! Smart mom! xx

The Thuglets said...

Oh Lorenza..fabulous idea with the socks!

Stay safe and warm snuggled up to you mum under all those covers.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Kari in WeHo said...

Just love your moms use of the socks!


Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Lorenza we think you should remain all huddled up under the duvet. The weather has been atrocious in UK as well. Roll on Spring.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Jazzi said...

That was a genous idea for the socks!! Your mom is soo smart. You look darling under that blankie, stay there and keep warm Lorenza.


Maggie and Mitch said...

How clever that your mom put socks on her toilet seat! hehehe
Wow - this has been a cold winter for everyone. We hope your pipes don't freeze anymore, Lorenza!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Maggie Mae said...

Socks as toilet seat warmers.....BRILLIANT!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Goodness 'dis is super funnies Lorenza!!

Yous Momma made me laufs so hard wits dem sockies on 'da turlets!!
hee hees

We are sorry 'bout yous pipes and wish we's been to yous bloggy sooner when we was in touch wits our bro.. we could have had hims stop by and tried to helps..
him has a little red hammer.. hee hees

You and Yous Momma turn bad situations and put funny little spins on dem..
You two have wits about yous and deserves some nice warm heats..

we send our loves to you and hopefully's you is all warm now!!

IzZY, Josie and TriXie

Asta said...

Oh Lowenza
What a wotten thing to happen to you.
I'm just glad that youw Mama is so vewy clevew..I love hew solution fow keeping hew tushi wawm, and as fow you, that is the most pawfect evew!!!!
smoochie kisses

C said...

10F....crazy. It was 40F here and we were roasting since it has not been that warm in months. Light bulb to warm the pipes- a good idea. Eat oatmeal and boil some water (pasta?) to keep the air moist. You are not going to have a snow storm are you?

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, we're sorry your pipes broke and your mom had such a time finding parts for the plumber.

We have to say that is the funnies use for socks we've seen yet.

Peggy y Mhathy said...

Hola Lorenza lamentamos el frio que estan pasando, por aca tambien tenemos un clima bastante fresco para la epoca.

Te ves muy graciosa debajo de esa manta, yo tambien me la paso buscando abrigo y me meto debajo de las mantas o entre las almohadas.

Felicita tu mami por lo ingeniosa que es.

Saludos esperando que el clima les mejore... Peggy


I think ylur mom's brain short circuited in that cold?! Hee hee butt warmers. I hope all is better now! Crazy weather lately
Ps woo look cute as a winter princess

Dog Foster Mom said...

Oh no, the frozen pipes sounds like it made a really rough few days! I hope it warms up for you quickly!!

Au and Target said...

Poor mummy with all those plumbing bills! Love the socks idea though. There should be an award for this: most unusual use of socks.

Thanks for your kind words. Au is eating a little several times a day so I'm crossing paws he's getting better.

ocmist said...

That was so funny! Socks on the toilet seat! It was a pretty good idea though and Grammy is thinking about going to the store for some long tube socks! Grammy got a blankie just like the one you were wrapped in, and Mama Dott just loves to get in under it and snuggle down. Our people have used towels, blankets or old rags to wrap the pipes in or just left the water to run a little to keep the pipes from freezing.

We were up to the mid 60's today, but it is supposed to go back down again this coming week. At least Grammy's pneumonia is better, though she is still weak... The CCC

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Lorenza what a horrible thing to have happen. 10 degrees is you city oh my gosh. Your mom worked very hard to help the plumber fix your pipes. We are so glad she was able to find all the parts she needed.

OH MY DOGS your toilet seat warmers are hilarious. Your Mom is a special lady to find humor in this situation.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Marg said...

That is so neat to have seat warmers on the potty. Too funny. Sorry it is so cold for you but Lorenza, you do look kind of warm. Poor Mom having to fix all those pipes. We wish that cold would stay away now.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Crazy weather! Your poor least you look nice and warm, nicely tucked in bed. Hope the weather warms up soon!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We heard it has been cold in Mexico too. Cold here in TX too for sure.
We just LOVE the butt warmers! What a great idea!

Homer said...

Hey Lorenza,

Your mum is so creative to use the socks as butt heaters! Lol.

Hey we should stay together and try to keep each other warm!


Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Lorenza, your mom is so innovative - what a very original idea for socks!!!!
We love your blankie - we hope you share it with your mom.
We know plumbing problems are no fun and hope they are all fixed soonest.
Take care
Martha and Bailey xxx

Remington said...

Very smart thing to do! I hope all gets better! Stay warm, my friend!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh broken pipes are no fun and neither is being cold. We sure hope it warms up for you...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Daisy Dog said...

LOL!! I have those same socks! Best invention yet!

Anonymous said...


Your Mom is the Smartest Cookie in the world!

She needs to start selling those great looking Butt Heaters! BOL

You look so cute all wrapped up in your blankies!

woo woos, Tessa

Bella the Boxer said...


My mom is just catching up with your posts and is laughing so hard right now; your "butt heaters" are a brilliant idea. You should market this idea!!

Bella the Boxer

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Teehee! We love the toilet seat warmers! We had our own leak, and while the pipe got fixed pretty quickly, we may have to do some repairs to the garage ceiling.... You look all snuggy and warm in that blankie!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

Twinkietinydog said...

BOL awesome post!!! Made mommy fall off her chair, almost.


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my God - HA! HA! HA! - Lorenza - thank you for the best laugh this week!! Those socks on the toilet are the funniest thing we've seen in a long time! But so clever!

Honey the Great Dane