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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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Mama and Ducklings in the Sky

Not actually in the sky, but it looks that way. We had a very heavy rain in the morning. Not a lightning and thunder, but a good hard rain.  The lake actually flooded and overflowed the banks. It was temporary and in less than an hour the lake was back to normal height.  The day became very bright and clear and you can see the clouds that remained. I went to the edge of the...

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September 18th

I looked out my window this morning and I noticed The turtle lineup on the far side of the lake. As you can see the water is very low and it exposed this concrete buttress where street storm sewers enter the lake. Perfect for turtle warming in the morning. So I grabbed my Sony and slapped on the tele lens. The ducks showed up a bit later just as the turtle party was breaking up....

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