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Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:19 PM

Oh it's frreezin down in Texas...

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Reply Oh it's frreezin down in Texas... (Original post)
Skink Feb 2014 OP
panader0 Feb 2014 #1
sawdust Feb 2014 #9
texanwitch Feb 2014 #2
seabeyond Feb 2014 #3
CTyankee Feb 2014 #6
seabeyond Feb 2014 #8
CTyankee Feb 2014 #33
notadmblnd Feb 2014 #20
seabeyond Feb 2014 #21
notadmblnd Feb 2014 #22
seabeyond Feb 2014 #25
Rozlee Feb 2014 #27
seabeyond Feb 2014 #30
Paladin Feb 2014 #37
Rozlee Feb 2014 #38
Paladin Feb 2014 #40
Rozlee Feb 2014 #42
CTyankee Feb 2014 #4
seabeyond Feb 2014 #5
arely staircase Feb 2014 #7
Skink Feb 2014 #14
TexasBushwhacker Feb 2014 #10
Aerows Feb 2014 #13
texanwitch Feb 2014 #11
Aerows Feb 2014 #12
texanwitch Feb 2014 #15
Aerows Feb 2014 #17
texanwitch Feb 2014 #19
HereSince1628 Feb 2014 #16
Aerows Feb 2014 #18
Texasgal Feb 2014 #23
Indpndnt Feb 2014 #31
hobbit709 Feb 2014 #24
hrmjustin Feb 2014 #26
larkrake Feb 2014 #28
Lint Head Feb 2014 #29
Holly_Hobby Feb 2014 #32
LostOne4Ever Feb 2014 #34
Skittles Feb 2014 #35
NuclearDem Feb 2014 #36
meow2u3 Feb 2014 #39
MineralMan Feb 2014 #41

Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:20 PM

1. All the telephone lines are down...

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Response to panader0 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:29 PM

9. I keep tryin to reach my

 

Baby but not a single sound

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:22 PM

2. ALmost in Houston.

Stay warm.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:22 PM

3. way.... below freezing, thank you very much. i have two sinks with frozen pipes

 

in the very back bathroom. fingers crossed nothing busted.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:24 PM

6. we're still dripping our faucets...and I shut off the outside pipe in late November...

so far, so good....

BTW, glad to see you back, seabeyond!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:26 PM

8. thank you CT. i did not think about it soon enough. was surprised it had frozen

 

i have lived here for decade and half and never did that. bummers....

i really did not know it was getting that cold. wasnt paying attention. son ran out of gas a little up the street, i heard him puttering out, at 6:30 am, total dark. i go with the gas can in slippers a jacket.... no coat gloves or hat. i found out it was -24 with wind chills. stupid, stupid. son was wearing shorts, lol.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 02:38 AM

33. we have an older house here, prolly built right before WW2.

Everybody expects snow. Life here gets to be one big accommodation to the snow gods. I'm in full puff parka from L.L. Bean right about now and high snow boots. Hopefully, I'll go to my next level down coat, thinner gloves than the paws I've got now, and low boots by mid March.

I feel like my house was built expecting this kind of weather.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:57 PM

20. get your hair dryer out.

if it is the bathroom sink or the kitchen sink, open the cupboards so the heat goes in there. My cold water pipe in by basement bathroom kept freezing we rarely use the bathroom down there, but we've had below zero temps for about a month now, so I regularly check the pipes on all outside walls. I thawed it out with my hair dryer and took the stuff out of the cupboard, and left the doors open and it hasn't froze up again.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #20)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:59 PM

21. i did have the cabinets open thru the night. was just hot side frozen.

 

this morning both the hot and cold frozen so i gave up. i can put my little heater in there thru the night, you think? but if it is an outside wall, wouldnt the outside temperatures have to go up?

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #21)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:14 PM

22. If you think it is safe to leave it on all night

but if you thaw it and then let it trickle all night, it shouldn't refreeze. the last thing you want to do is give up. If a pipe bursts you'll have a heck of a lot more grief than you've got now.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:22 PM

25. i will try that. thanks. nt

 

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:31 PM

27. Do you live in the Texas Hill Country?

I live off 46 near Boerne and the well company came over today because one of my pipes burst from the freeze. But, I still don't have water because the pipes are frozen and they told me I probably won't have any water until the weekend when the temperature goes above freezing.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #27)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:42 PM

30. amarillo, panhandle. all the water works thru out house, even shower, but these two sinks.

 

fingers crossed. trying to thaw out now. i am so sorry you are in the position you are in. hugest of bummers, not having water.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 09:14 AM

37. Learning all about the term "Graupel," are you? (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #37)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 12:16 PM

38. Not seeing much of it yet here in Boerne.

Saw some of it when I'd get contract nursing jobs in Kerrville and Fredricksberg a few years back. It gets colder up there than it does over here. Conversely, it gets about 5 degree colder where we're at than in San Antonio twenty miles south of us.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #38)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 12:20 PM

40. I get a kick out of the San Antonio weather people.....

....talking about graupel as if alien space ships have landed. The only reason I'm familiar with it is because of prior time spent in Colorado.....

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Response to Paladin (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 12:32 PM

42. Yeah, I remember the time back in 1985 when San Antonio got a record 13.5 inches of snow.

The city didn't know how to handle it and didn't have the salt and plows to clear the streets. The interstate, state roads and all main thoroughfares grinded to a halt. People were buying T-shirts that said "I Survived the Blizzard of '85."

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:24 PM

5. i can empathize with you, your experience and still be cold here at 1 degrees. cant i?

 

ya.... i know. we had almost 70 a month ago when you all were really freezing.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:26 PM

7. and I am about to have to take the dog out nt

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Response to arely staircase (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:36 PM

14. suck it up

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:30 PM

10. Colder than a witch's tit n/t

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:35 PM

13. In a brass brasiere

 

or in a snow man's mouth, depending on where you are from. Or the old stand by - cold as a well digger's ass.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:33 PM

11. Cold enough for long underwear indoors.

I am in a old drafty house.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:34 PM

12. Cold as hell here, too

 

and I'm on the Gulf Coast. We had an icestorm earlier. Hello, winter, I'm so pleased to see you are back again.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:38 PM

15. My grass is all brown

The spring weeds are coming up.

The weeds are not bothed by the cold.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:41 PM

17. It has been so weirdly cold here

 

everything is afraid to grow. Even the bushes look like they want to huddle together for warmth.

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Response to Aerows (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:50 PM

19. My weeds are growing strong.

They were growing in December.

These are spring weeds.

My wild sunflower plants are starting to grow.

I will need to cut the weeds.

My butterfly plants died.

My yard looks weird.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:40 PM

16. Colder than the northend of a southbound Longhorn?

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #16)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 08:44 PM

18. Even the trees

 

want to get closer to the fire.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:16 PM

23. It's damn cold!!!

No ice or snow though. We'll see what happens in the morning!

Make sure you cover your pipes! Keep warm!

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Response to Texasgal (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:48 PM

31. It snowed in Dallas, though. Less than an inch.

With the typical chaos following soon thereafter. I suspect Christie brought it down from NJ with him.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:21 PM

24. the high here today was 32

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:25 PM

26. 26F and ice all over the place here in Brooklyn.

 

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:36 PM

28. 6 below zero in Denver

 

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 09:36 PM

29. So baby hold me close...

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Thu Feb 6, 2014, 10:09 PM

32. -2 here, windchill at -17, 62" snow this year

Got my spring cleaning done, though. Too damn cold to go anywhere.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 02:51 AM

34. I guess its time for our 3 days of winter

Will probably be back in the 90s next week

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 05:03 AM

35. 23 degrees right now

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 07:16 AM

36. Windchill at -13. That was a nice surprise when I went out for a smoke.

 

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 12:18 PM

39. My sister texted me yesterday that it was cold and icy

I hope she got to work in one piece.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Fri Feb 7, 2014, 12:22 PM

41. Oh, the yellow snow of Texas...

Everybody sing!

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