Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Snow Day!


Well, a miracle has occurred in Kotzebue. The Northwest Arctic Borough School District canceled school today. I guess they learned from last Spring's Debacle of kids getting stuck at school in a blizzard until midnight. I have the day off from work for Veteran's Day, so I had already decided if it was ugly out I wasn't bringing Uyaana to school whether they canceled or not.

When I woke up this morning there was a pile of snow on the living room floor by the back door . While sitting at the computer 5 feet away I could feel the wind blowing through the room from the door. So I set out to try and keep the wind and the snow outside.

Here is my new and improved weather stripping.

It didn't stop snowing in the house until I took some kleenex and shoved it into the crack on top of the door with a pencil.



Conchscooter said...

No one builds affordable snow proof homes in Alaska? I am stunned.

Peruby said...

Back in the late 70's I woke up in my bedroom with snow under my window.

And once water in my spray bottle on the ironing board froze.

I'm with you on tucking tissues, rags, scarves anything into those nasty crevices where the cold wind and snow can get inside.

Anonymous said...

Try cut strips of Caribou hide with the fur on and nail them to the door frame, with the fur facing out. Works wonders!!!! or any kind of scrap fur for that matter. If not, an old sleepbag will do the same trick.