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Sorry to hear that HenGen! Horrible experience, I'm sure. Hope you're fully recovered.
 

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Thanks Ladies I’m totally fine. Within an hour you’re back to normal.
Many years ago, I had a friend who had very severe epilepsy. After a seizure, he would go into a deep sleep.

Once, while in hospital, he had a seizure while going down a flight of stairs. Battered and bruised, he was in the deep sleep phase in a two-bed room. Sadly, the man in the next bed died, and a priest came to give him Last Rites. The priest arrived, saw poor Mike lying there unmoving, all battered up, assumed this was his "client" - and proceeded to give him Last Rites.
At this point, Mike woke up. He said afterwards he didn't know which of them got the bigger fright, but he reckoned the priest did!
 

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I know we don't have it nearly as cold - or as wet! - as the UK is having, but it's plenty cold enough for me! Daytime highs of around 3 to 4°C, dropping to about -1 or -2 after dark.
I've seen some on the news about the horrendous flooding in parts of the UK, and now more artic weather and snow forecast for you. I hope everyone is OK, and able to keep warm!
 

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No snow, but freezing hard again today - had to get all dressed up over my nightie to take liquid drinker down to the chickens.

Great to have a helpful husband. Last night it was well below freezing and so the car windows were all frozen up. I’d allowed an extra ten minutes to clear them before driving off to an appointment early this morning, but when I got out there, I found Tony had run an extension cable to the car, plugged in a hair dryer, and left it running for long enough to defrost the windows and get everything nice and warm - without making emissions by running the engine. And the snow forecast overnight didn’t happen!
 

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No snow, but freezing hard again today - had to get all dressed up over my nightie to take liquid drinker down to the chickens.

Great to have a helpful husband. Last night it was well below freezing and so the car windows were all frozen up. I’d allowed an extra ten minutes to clear them before driving off to an appointment early this morning, but when I got out there, I found Tony had run an extension cable to the car, plugged in a hair dryer, and left it running for long enough to defrost the windows and get everything nice and warm - without making emissions by running the engine. And the snow forecast overnight didn’t happen!
That was clever of him! Aldi or Lidl are getting in thermal windscreen covers this week or next. I have one, and really recommend them. I remember my dad covering the windscreen in layers of newspaper years ago - and having to put a blanket on the engine too on very cold nights, or the car wouldn't start in the morning.
 

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We have a dusting of snow here (South Shropshire) but when I went out to get somethig out of the car boot (which was frozen shut!) I left no footprints as the snow covering is completely frozen. I use a thin windscreen cover when frost is forecast which works well but the car, being 23 years old has an udetected leak and despite using one of those dehumidifier pots, can be frozen on the inside of the screen sometimes.
I'll have to try the hairdryer trick Marigold!
 

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We have a dusting of snow here (South Shropshire) but when I went out to get somethig out of the car boot (which was frozen shut!) I left no footprints as the snow covering is completely frozen. I use a thin windscreen cover when frost is forecast which works well but the car, being 23 years old has an udetected leak and despite using one of those dehumidifier pots, can be frozen on the inside of the screen sometimes.
I'll have to try the hairdryer trick Marigold!
I've seen a tip that I keep meaning to try, for inside car windscreens fogging up - might help with the ice too? You get a couple of old socks and fill loosely with silica cat litter, and leave them on the dashboard - the idea being that the litter soaks up excess moisture from the air, so preventing the windscreen from fogging.
 

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It's lovely and bright and sunny here again today, but there's a strong, biting N/E wind, that goes straight through you for a shortcut! It's about 5°, but feels a lot colder!
 

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We have a dusting of snow here (South Shropshire) but when I went out to get somethig out of the car boot (which was frozen shut!) I left no footprints as the snow covering is completely frozen. I use a thin windscreen cover when frost is forecast which works well but the car, being 23 years old has an udetected leak and despite using one of those dehumidifier pots, can be frozen on the inside of the screen sometimes.
I'll have to try the hairdryer trick Marigold!
Yes it did fog up inside when I drove off, despite the windows being clear of frost. I expect the car had got very damp and cold inside, standing out on the drive in the rain. If I had run the electric lead out, I think I’d have just used the hair dryer on the windows outside to loosen the frost, and then scraped it off, rather than leaving it running inside. But it was a nice surprise to find he’d cleared it - even if I did have to drive with the windows open until the condensation dried off!
 

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I've seen a tip that I keep meaning to try, for inside car windscreens fogging up - might help with the ice too? You get a couple of old socks and fill loosely with silica cat litter, and leave them on the dashboard - the idea being that the litter soaks up excess moisture from the air, so preventing the windscreen from fogging.
I bought some containers that have some sort of gel in them. They do work but it depends on how wet the car is inside. I took the windscreen cover off and shook the frozen snow off and let it dry. Once the windscreen was dry I put it back - it's held on with magnets and I also put the wipers on top so they don't freeze to the screen. It didn't look wet inside this morning so fingers crossed as I'm off out at 9.30 tomorrow morning.
 

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It was so mild here today, that I forgot to light the stove! It was around 10° all day, but has now dropped to around 8. I've put the infrared panels on, which will keep me cosy this evening!
 

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Our hens' drinker still had liquid water in it this morning for the first time this week. The poo in the coop wasn't frozen like bullets. The girls weren't impressed not to get a hot breakfast though...
 
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