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February Weather was Tough

Good thing February is a short 28-day month, and this is not a leap year. We will have to see if March is a lion or a lamb on Monday. There should not be another sub-zero weather event this year. Spring comes early for Texas so am hoping that holds true for 2021. We had no property damage from the Texas Power Grid Fiasco. We are very lucky. The only reason and words we can...

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Presidents’ Day Texas Power Outage 2021

Infrequent zero-degree Fahrenheit Texas Winter weather brought the Texas power grid to its wobbly knees. My home in Frisco, Texas (just North of Dallas) suffered a 36-hour continuous total outage with zero (0 F.) degree outdoor temperatures. My home is total electric (100%) with no other energy source. When indoor temperature dropped to 50 degrees F. we were forced to abandon home. I was in total panic of water system freeze and extreme property water...

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Safety First Window De-Ice

I used my small 1500 watt electric room heater (using low 750 watt setting) to thaw out our two iced-over autos. Dry windows in about 1/2 hour. One must of course have a long extension cord (I use for yard work) and access to 120 volt power. Safety Concerns The heater must be one with a finned ceramic block heat core and fan with NO RADIANT open filament emission meaning no light emission. Just warm...

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