Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's How Texans Deal With All the Freezing!

The temperature dropped below freezing here yesterday and I tell you we Texans just are not prepared to deal with it! We had rolling power outages starting yesterday evening and lasting through the night, it would be out for about 45 minutes then come back for an hour to go back out again. And yes, I woke up each time there was a transition, sometimes to comfort a child crying out that their night-light or closet light was out!

At least so far it has not been out long enough to make the house too cold or ruin the food in the fridge!

Speaking of lack of ability to handle freezing weather, anyone remember last year when we had some unusually cold weather in our area and we were not prepared with the proper materials to wrap our outside pipes and we resorted to insulating the pipes with diapers?

Well, it's been over 12 months since then, you'd think we'd have learned our lesson and stocked up on some foam covers at some point, I don't know maybe in July? But, no, not us!

It is with great joy that I present to you a picture of our pipes, once again covered in Elmo themed diapers!

The really sad thing is, this year I'm not even embarrassed about it. I feel like, yeah, that's just how we roll around here. Plan-aheaders? No! Last minute people armed with a plethora of diapers, lacking any shame? Yes!!

Praying you all are staying warm and safe and that the Groundhog is right and an early spring is on its way!

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  1. Hopefully, you won't run out of diapers :)
    This weather does stink!

    Have a great day!

  2. That is too funny., but very clever! In Maine we have freezing temps January through February so most have their pipes well protected. Happy Groundhog Day!

  3. hahaha cant wait to see what you come up with after you are through with potty training!!

    For us, we had to go through 4 major snow storms before I finally bought a shovel!!

  4. OMG! I live in Buffalo, so I think our pipes are made from tougher material from the get go!...that this the funniest darn thing I've ever seen!! So funny I had to show my husband! Thanks for the laugh!


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