What fresh hell is this??
Oh, I know. Many of you would be overjoyed at seeing the rare Texas snow ❄️ but ours came with a hefty price. No snowmen, or frolicking in the snow. Temps hovered in the single digits, we and millions of others lost power statewide, this being such a rare event here in Texas. The DFW metroplex has never seen these kinds of temps and our energy companies are overwhelmed, as well as the wind energy companies. They forced massive rolling blackouts, putting many, if not most, people dealing with broken pipes, and no heat.
Luckily, my brother has power and a fireplace. He invited us to stay with him until our power came back on yesterday afternoon. Now, it’s 64 in my house, but I am home. Cuddled up under blankets, so far still in my pjs, just trying to stay warm. Not leaving this house unless absolutely necessary. My front yard looks like a winter wonderland and the back yard looks frigid and uninviting. The pool is frozen on top and I hope and pray the pump isn’t broken. Other than that, I feel lucky to be in my own home, blessed I have food, and feeling sorry for all those that don’t.
We are being asked to conserve water, no showering, washing clothes or using the dishwasher. Keep our heat low, and unplug anything not absolutely necessary. Pray our power stays on and we can help someone less fortunate than us if necessary. My friend Stephanie and her dad were without power for all of Monday and Tuesday until last night. I’m so glad they got firewood and a starter, those fireplaces really help. We have one, but since we haven’t ever used it, we can’t start now without it being serviced first. It’s just not practical to venture outdoors today, except maybe to take picture from the porch, lol! Luckily, we will be above freezing by Friday and hopefully all this mess will be a distant memory, save for the recovery of our economy.
I’m also praying for my friend and former employer, BJ, who is in the hospital.