I’m one of the lucky ones right now. Because of where I live in Texas, my power has not gone out. My town’s electricity is provided by a municipally-owned utility. This article gives a more accurate explanation as to why so many Texans are without power right now, than the “Texplaining” our governor and his cronies have been doing. We are having yet another infestation of carpet baggers, most of them locally grown, I’m sorry to say.
It’s currently 19F/-7.2C at 8 o’clock in the evening, heading to a low of 9F/-12.7C. Supposed to get up to 28F/-2.2C tomorrow (Thurs), and 50F/10C on Friday.
I comply with the emergency power guidelines as a matter of course. I only have on the minimum number of lights I need to get around safely in my house. My heater thermostat is always set on 68F/20C. I’m wearing two layers of fleece (long-sleeve shirt and vest) on my core and flannel leggings as well as a lap robe. I have socks and slippers on my feet. I can go to fingerless gloves if I need to. I have lap robes in every room, shawls til the world looks level, and an open weave blanket on my bed. I have candles. I have enough food to last me a month. I should probably check to see if I have a manual can opener, though . . . . .
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I saw this one coming, and am well supplied with everything, including a LOT of utility water stored in big plastic tubs. Staying warm, fed and hydrated’s not a problem, although when the power went off it was a little nippy. My power only stayed out for a couple of hours, twice, and that took the inside temp down to 65. That’s not comfortable, but you’re not going to die. Tomorrow night is the last freeze and then we’ll stairstep up for a few days: 30s, 40s, 50s. I’m ready.
I’m really happy to see that you are safe, I was thinking about you when I read the news from Texas. Stay safe and warm!