I also dealt with the back outdoor faucet that had formed an icicle of its own. The ice melted and I checked the pipes inside. I heard no dripping and saw no water, so hopefully, there was no pipe breakage. Outside there was a small but persistent drip at the faucet. With the help of some WD-40 and a wrench, I gave the nut on the faucet a small tighten and I think I stopped the drip. Hopefully, the problem there is solved.
There are ice dams in the rain gutters. I know this is bad and I can only hope that the melting of the next few days remedies that, too. The icicles on the house started dripping and then growing, but as the day progressed and we got into upper 30's temperatures, the icicles actually started dropping off the eaves of their own accord.
And then last night when the temps dropped again . . . well let me just put it as I said on Facebook:
And now, as if in a final act of defiance before a Sunday storm that promises to finally clean out all the dirty air, Mother Nature has us socked in with a fog to rival a Sherlock Holmes scene.Between the ice removal and the heavy fog, I managed to get to the grocery store to restock. Today the weather is supposed to remain smoggy. But tomorrow we are getting a snowstorm that is supposed to scour out all this inversion and pollution. I don't normally look forward to the snowstorms, but I'll make an exception for this one.