by Karen Brier

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January 24, 2013
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Baby, it's cold outside

We woke up earlier this week to a burst irrigation pipe. We did some work on it in the fall and then I forgot to bury it again. Now we have a small ice rink in the front yard. Apparently I should have turned off the water to the sprinklers and blown out the pipes when the weather got cold. I suspect there's a lot of repair work waiting for me in the spring.

The Weather Channel offers freezing weather tips at this link: http://www.weather.com/activities/homeandgarden/home/hometips/severeweather/snow_damage.html.

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