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  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:07 PM

steve5
me too , I miss his history and wit .

That's touching.  So, keep your stinkin' dirtry paws of me! Smile

Went w/o power for 33 hours, w/o water for 12.

Pretty lucky, actually.  Down to only (only) 70K (of 26 million) w/o power right now.

All 254 Counties in Texas went under a Winter Weather Warning on Sunday.  Hard freez warnings only expired Thursday.

Normal temps for 14 FEB at DFW airport (about 3 miles that-a-way fromwhere I sit) are 60º/30º; 14FEB21 actuals were rigt at 30º colder than that.

Tuesday morning low was -2º, the high was 17º.

Boil order for local water expected to expire tomorrow.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:38 PM

I wondered how badly you were impacted. Now I know. Did you have pipes freeze?

 

  • Member since
    July 2013
Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:38 AM

sorry capt , hands are in the pockets . Tongue Tied

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:43 AM

steve5

sorry capt , hands are in the pockets . Tongue Tied

 

Lol...

 

 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:13 AM

CapnMac82
So, keep your stinkin' dirtry paws of me!

Party pooper.

Good to hear from you, Cap.

-Greg

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:13 PM

Bakster
Did you have pipes freeze?

Not to bursting, luckily (houses across the street did not fare as well).

Lost power for 12 hours, and water stopped flowing (shallow water meter not helping).  Power was on for 4 hours after that, which was enough to thaw the pipes enough to set them to dripping.  So, water was avaialble for the 21 hour stretch w/o power.

The WH in the garage froze up, power went out with the garage door open; the other WH inside the house stayed dripping.

Here, at 1400 CST on Sunday, it's 66º (normal high for today would be 61º).  All traces of snow are gone, even in the shade; most pavement is dried out in the direct sunshine.  Almost freaky to see no more sign of the storm that crippled us for a week.

At least the apes have not taken over.  Yet.

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:12 PM

Capn, it sounds like a serious ordeal. I am glad you made it through the storm without burst pipes.

CapnMac82
At least the apes have not taken over.  Yet. Add

Lol. I keep two menacing apes in my basement for as long as I can. Eventually, I need to send them back to their time or risk a time paradox. Safe until then... I think.

 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:29 PM

Ouch, I'm sorry to hear that Captain. But glad to hear you're alright. 

 

Worst case I've seen of pipes freezing and bursting is as I work for the water department for a small college town a landlord came by one Christmas and wanted me to turn off the water to a small apartment that he generally rented to college students. Went out there and the Censored students had kicked the friggin' front door off the hinges before they left on Christmas break. The pipes had frozen and burst, then thawed out and sprayed water everywhere, and then refroze. Since the door was already off I walked inside and looked around, the whole friggin' apartment looked like a skating rink- there was a centimeter or more of ice everywhere... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, February 22, 2021 6:15 PM

Gamera
the Censored students had kicked the friggin' front door off the hinges before they left on Christmas break.

People are horrible.  I'd probably side with Dr Zaius on this, too.

Went to the store today.  No sign of snow at all.  Roads bone dry, no piles of snow near intersections or bridges--y'all in snow country would not recognize it at all.

Mind it was 66ºF today, too, and the 4th straight day of full sunshine and above freezing weather.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, February 22, 2021 7:04 PM

That's really weird and something I've certainly never seen in Indiana, meaning a serious snowstorm/cold event followed by total thaw, dry, and the 60's a few days later.

Still processing that........

CapnMac82
y'all in snow country would not recognize it at all.

Ya ain't whistlin' Dixie there, Cap.

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 22, 2021 8:56 PM

[quote user="CapnMac82"]Went to the store today.  No sign of snow at all.  Roads bone dry, no piles of snow near intersections or bridges--y'all in snow country would not recognize it at all. Mind it was 66ºF today, too, and the 4th straight day of full sunshine and above freezing weather.[/quote

Sounds like the worm has turned for you.

 

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