Vince has had no power since before 2 a.m. It’s been a rough day! With the fireplace going non-stop and one electric heater going in the kitchen, the house stays about 53 degrees. That’s not comfy . . especially for Vince who likes it way warmer than I do. I wouldn’t be real comfy at 53 either but that’s survivable.
He has a generator going for the well pump and a heater in the well house and has faucets dripping in the house so the pipes aren’t freezing. A second generator is keeping the house fridge and the electric heater in the kitchen working.
It looks like the Texas grid has had major problems and as far as I’ve figured out, there’s no anticipated restoration date being shared. Some areas are having rolling blackouts and some areas are just down for the count.
I watched a newsfeed from Abilene and they are totally without water. They have three treatment systems and each of those are connected to at least two substations so if one fails, they can switch to another. When they all fail . . there’s nothing they can do. It’s a sad and scary situation with the low there being zero tonight. We’re lucky that our house has the well, the fireplace and the gas stove. Selling points, right? 🙂
In the grand scheme of things, this is small but I’m glad we don’t have chickens or the greenhouse. I’d be sick to have gotten my plants through til mid-February then lose them all due to a power outage. The chickens would probably survive with no heat (birds do) but I’d be sad for them being cold.
Cat was under her heat light last night but then when the power went off, she went somewhere else and Vince hasn’t seen her all day. She wouldn’t come around with the generators running anyway. She’s never heard them and she’d be scared but I worry about her too.
I still can’t believe so much of the Texas grid has failed and I can’t believe (knocking on wood) that I’ve never lost power in MO.