Jan 13, 2010

learnings in the adirondacks!

learning 1: in the winter, never EVER switch off the heat in your house if you're going to be away. more so, if you're away for over a day! or 5 days, in our case.*you knew it?! GOOODD for you!*

learning 2: always... and i mean, always, KNOW where the mains are located. not just for electricity, for water as well.

learning 3: when you get back after a couple of days to a frozen house, do NOT yank up the heat! yes, even though you may be freezing. even though the faucets are frozen and there is not a drop of water in the house! do NOT yank up the heat. you may risk - like we did - a pipe bursting, and the entire apartment getting flooded in approx 15 mins.

learning 4: the trudeau maintenance guys totally rock!! they were prompt, came up rather late in the night... managed to find us a place to stay at that hour (in a city that sleeps around 7). M even managed to drive up to the guest house at way past 10 to make sure we had groceries, our sheets were clean and we were okay. AND she was really sweet about it. i don't think anyone anywhere else would do as much, as promptly, for tenants! that too, with a smile. i guess they really are nicer folks around here.

so well, here i am. at the trudeau guest house. using the free wi-fi and blogging. second thing in the morng. first, of course, i took pictures of the gorgeous steiner cottage and the marvelous view from here - the frozen lake! :)
yeah, a tiring day, a 5 hour drive, a flooded apartment... fades away in my memory when i wake up to a view like this!
but i do hope i can go back home soon!


DewdropDream said...

:D Good thing, I will got and ask about mains this evening to the housemates. Now I want to see photu. SHOW!!!!

rayshma said...

abbe evacuate kya camera ka transfer chord lekar karungi main?!
wait for photos...will post when i get home. have "other" pics too... will mail you those if you insist!

PURN!MA said...

Thanks will remember that!! :|

DewdropDream said...

Since when do I need to insist for you to share other photus?! Show em all!

Doli said...

ohhh!!! that's really bad! i usually leave the heat off when I leave for 4-5 days.. will keep them on next time

Miss M said...

Lovely template!!! :D

Anonymous said...

Ouch ouch ouch! Like really..u switched off the heat COMPLETELY? Like really!?!

Okay..dont beat me up.. but in my defense , I didn’t think one wld EVER think of doing that! Nor did I know that the consequences would be THIS nasty! So ya, thanks for warning me!

N hey ya..really nice landlord..sure u’ve been a great tenant urself..but still.. so nice of her! Okay..hope u get to resume regular life soooooooooooon!

Whn do we get to hear stories abt ur vacation?


Anonymous said...

I want pics. Yeah, it can wait until you get home. :D

P.S. Do hope everything's fine by now.

Galadriel said...

:) glad you're ok!

La vida Loca said...


Anonymous said...

you alright?

rayshma said...

alice: yep! i'm fine. the house's fine too now. so, pics will follow soon! :D

loca: thanks so much!

G: and you're married!!!! OMG!!!! more later... will call you!

pavi: hehee.. yeah, we did! we kinda take the "conserve energy" a little too seriously, i guess! and heyy, we were out for a week. in TX, even if we were out for a day, we'd switch off the ac. well, lesson well learned, i can say! :D

M: thanks! :)

doli: welcome here. and i guess it's okay as long as you don't live in super cold temperatures! everybody here seemed to know that you do NOT switch off heat! you can lower it to 65... no lower, apparently.

purnima: india madhye heat on nako karus! :P

dewey: uploading them today... hopefully... so will mail.

Suma said...

what a great ending to a bad beginning :)

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!