Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I hope you're staying warm in this unusually cold weather. Some frost in winter isn't unusual here in the hills, nor is a bit of snow every once in a while. But this has been cold and not warmed up much during the day. Our birdbath froze solid over night, and only thawed around 2PM or so. It's on its way to freezing again tonight, so spare a thought and more if you can for those who have less shelter than you.

Apparently (but alas, not surprisingly) it's cold in Oakland's classrooms, too.

And City Homestead has some good info for caring for your plants and house in cold weather. Frozen pipes are not out of the realm of possibility if this cold sticks around. It should warm up some when the next storm comes through...I hope!


ArtSparker said...

Hi Gene -

I am looking for the perfect volunteer activity for my 88-year old father, who is a bit beyond Habitat for Humanity. I read something in a magazine about an elederly guy repairing bikes for disadvantaged youth. Well, you seem to be connected with a lot of good volunteer programs - just checking to see if you might know of anything of that nature in the area - my email is on my blog if anything occurs to you.

Unknown said...

I don't have any direct experience with them, but the East Bay Bike Coalition referred to Cycles of Change. It sounds like a good group, and they can use bike mechanics to help keep their fleet of bikes for after school rides up and running.