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  • subeeds
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    I'm glad everybody got through all the freezes and frozen pipes without too much wear. It rained here again Fri., and today but that should be it for several days. Maybe it will give us time to dry out. Ya'll made me cold catching up with this thread. Our temps are going to level off into our version of Spring-mid to low 70s in the day, and around 45 or 50 at night. The pollen hasn't hesitated to come forth. Yuck.

    OLC and WD, at least you weren't dodging falling iguanas during your cold weather. LOL! Down in S. Florida, iguanas are invasive, and when it gets below around 45, they get cold stunned and fall out of the trees. First time I heard that, I laughed until my sides ached.

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  • OLChemist
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    Well, I turned on the heat and water in the studio today. No leaks. Yippee!!! It looks like I haven't lost anything to the freeze other than a couple patinas.

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  • wardancer
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    59 here and still barely freezing at night ! The snow has turned more to slush , which freezes after dark , making it difficult to walk on ! Tomorrow should finish it all off !So far , so good !
    Ches , you still honeymoonin' ???

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  • OLChemist
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    74F right now. But it will be 30-32F in the morning after the cold front comes through.

    I rewarded my poor car for starting after 5 days outside below freezing by driving for an hour on the highway. It was weird. The ice and snow is gone, but the abandoned and wrecked cars are still on the shoulders.

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  • wardancer
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    Well it was 37 when I got up and 41 now. Snow is melting everywhere ! A good day !

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  • Broken Arrow
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    Today about 60°F. Next three days alike. Snow is all gone. W'll see tomorrow, how muddy it will be on the forest graveyard.

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  • wardancer
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    Well , it was 12 when I got up and it's already 30 ! Warming fast.Supposed to get to 41 today , 37 tomorrow and then up in the high 50S the rest of the week. I'm sure it will take a few days to melt all this snow and then we'll be knee deep in mud ! LOL But it's better than drought , and the deep freeze will have a positive effect on reducing the bug population.
    Hope everyone stays safe , stays healthy , and stays warm !

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  • OLChemist
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    Thanks, WD. I wasn’t clear enough, I’m good. Unless a pipe breaks in this last cold snap, my home will have gotten through unscathed. I have been hoarding canned goods since the early Covid food shortages. I have food. My part of town still has running water. At the moment, I have water. I think once the hard freezes stop, the city will be able to get ahead of the leaks.

    Thank you so much for your kindness.

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  • Broken Arrow
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    Originally posted by OLChemist
    praise the Creator

    Hopefully, we'll finish this without anymore loss of life. We've already lost too many to exposure, CO poisoning, and accident.
    I do.

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  • wardancer
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    Well , I think the worst is over for us ! After 14 days below freezing , it finally got to 34 degrees today. Tomorrow should be warmer ! LOL I never would have thought I'd consider 34 "warmer" ! LOL Really though it's 51 degrees warmer than it was 2 days ago when it was -17 !
    Ol'C if Eyes or I can help you out with anything let us know , I'll pm you our numbers. We're about an 8 hour drive from you.....you know , just across Oklahoma ! LOL

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  • OLChemist
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    Here in DFW --

    We've been above freezing for 4-5 hours. We have water on the ice. With my hip problems, it's still a death trap out there for me. They have done nothing to the surface streets. But the sunny areas are almost completely clear. The main street out of my subdivision is a mix of slush, ice and snow. It's going to freeze into a mess tonight. My driveway is a sheet of ice with runoff from my neighbor's broken pipes.

    We haven't added a new part of town to the list of areas with no water. The city wide boil water alert was an error. It was for the north and west sides of town. So far, we're still maintaining pressure. Being in the middle of the hospital district means we've had more improvements to our water and sewer than the rest of town. But expansive clay, aging iron pipes and freeze/thaw cycles aren't a good mix. They treated a record 406 million gallons yesterday. We're being asked to forgo doing laundry, washing dishes, frequent flushing, and showering. After three days of sponge baths, I'm getting pretty gamey. I haven't been this grungy since I was eight and had a bet with the boy up the street about which of us could go longer without a bath. Thank goodness I'm working from home.

    Food, gasoline, bottled water, propane and construction supplies are in short supply. People have been burning lumber and propane to keep warm. Everyone is fixing their plumbing.

    The grid is back in normal operating range -- 61,000MW of generating capacity online. The power outages now are storm damage and/or equipment damaged during the rapid load shedding. The drop off of >30% of the capacity was so fast that the local distribution companies didn't have time to do a controlled shutdown. They fried a fair amount of equipment.

    Texas may be on the verge of war with Mexico (and China) again. The governor has prohibited natural gas exports until next week, to provide gas for generators and home heating.

    The amount of property damage is impressive. They're anticipating 22 billion in insurance claims. Most of my neighbors have burst pipes. Lots of business have been badly damaged.

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  • OLChemist
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    One more night below freezing -- 25-23F. I'll be able to breathe afterwards. But, praise the Creator so far I'm unscathed if a bit stressed and dirty.

    Hopefully, we'll finish this without anymore loss of life. We've already lost too many to exposure, CO poisoning, and accident.

    NBC - Storm deaths

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  • Broken Arrow
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    Originally posted by wardancer View Post
    All these extra heaters and propane bottles will all be at yard sales this summer !

    I suppose, they will be cheaper as bouhgt now in the situation of emergency when almost everybody sells those items.

    Garage sale, something which is very unusual where I live.

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  • wardancer
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    Originally posted by Broken Arrow View Post
    You know your local weather variances but I think that you have regulary cold winters.
    That's true , however there are many people here in the States that are inherently stupid ! They don't think or plan ahead and once something is no longer used , they sell it. I have bought lots of useful things at yard sales and just put them up for later! I'm not a hoarder , but some items I may not need now , but maybe during emergency situations. People in the States think that things like this only happen once every 10 years or so , so they're safe for now !All these extra heaters and propane bottles will all be at yard sales this summer !

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  • Broken Arrow
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    Originally posted by wardancer View Post
    This summer when everyone is getting rid of all the extra heaters and such that they bought now and decide to sell at a yard sale this summer, I expect there will be some buying them up ! LOL I know I will ! Even though I didn't need it , we might next time !

    You know your local weather variances but I think that you have regulary cold winters.
    Last edited by Broken Arrow; 02-18-2021, 03:01 PM.

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