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 . . . . .