Then I ran to the thermostat to check the heaters, to be sure that the heat was working the way it was supposed to, and it was. We have the heat set to 46 degrees, warm enough to keep the pipes from freezing. It's amazing how warm 46 degrees can feel when it's in single digits outside first thing in the morning!
I walked out on the deck and yes, the lake is officially frozen. Out on the lake there was a tent for one of the ice fishermen, and another one had a deck chair, an ATV and a grill. We were too busy (and frankly, it was too darn cold!!) to take a walk on the lake but we'll probably do it next weekend, if it's just a tiny bit warmer. The wind is cold to begin with, but when it blows across the frozen lake - DANG! It's just too darn cold!!!