Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weather Chores

It's always good to see hubby doing chores.  I know, I know those of you getting the full force of this winter storm think we Texans are pansies when it comes to cold weather, and we are.  Temperatures are predicted to dip down to 14 degrees tomorrow night.  We probably will not lose power because the rains did not precede the winter blast, at least not yet. 

Hubby loading up firewood in preparation for the next couple of days. 

Would you believe that the sun came out for a few hours this afternoon?  We kept thinking of things that needed to be done  -- fill the cattle's water tank, disconnect hoses, drip faucets, fill extra water containers just in case we lose power since it takes electricity to run both the well pump and the rainwater collection pump, fill the dogs' water containers, bring up some wood, pick up a few items at the grocery store, fill up the cars before gas prices go up more, etc.   We've been in a flurry of activity the past couple of days, and we are prepared.   Last year we were not, water froze in the main water line into the house and broke the line.  No doubt you in the center of this storm are having a hearty laugh at our expense.  lol  We warm weather types get in a tizzy when temperatures go below 30 degrees. 

But, to all my friends north of Dripping Springs, stay warm, stay safe.

Until next time, God bless.


AL said...

Stay warm Lynn, the weather is really getting unpredictable here. Yes, here too, the price of gas has increased and of course it will create a domino effect with the basic commodities. Ho hum. But that's life, we must go on!

DJan said...

Watching the weather news, it looks like you are probably escaping the worst of the Texas weather. Freezing rain in many places, which is the worst possible scenario. Yes, stay warm and cozy inside. Once he's done his chores, that is. :-)

Rae said...

I hope you come through this storm unscathed. Stay safe and warm.

Donna said...

20 here now...I know they think we're whimps...Lolol...and I wouldn't want to deal with all that snow they get!
Stay warm Girl!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm so tired of this weather.

Janice said...

I hate this cold weather.
We have been taking all the extra steps against the cold and feeding all the animals extra rations to help keep them warm. Our temps were in the low teens last night with a 1 degree wind chill factor. Its hard to go from a perfect 75 to 1 degree in less than 2 days. Our water was froze up for a little while this morning - an extra heat light helped it thaw quickly. Hope you are staying warm!

SquirrelQueen said...

I grew up in GA so I know what you mean about "get in a tizzy" when those temps start to drop.

I hope it didn't get too bad down your way.