30 Days and Counting . . .

Houston Ice Storm 2014

Well, we did survive the storm. Here at the rig it was still 32 degrees when I got at 10 AM (didn’t go to bed until after 2 AM). By noon it had dropped to 30 degrees and we had a ice film on the windows and icicles hanging from the awnings

At the same time it was 47 degrees in Fairbanks, AK. I think we sucked all the cold air down here from up there. Who ever heard of going up to Fairbanks to get warm?

I had planned to visit a couple of clients today, but since it never really got above freezing around here, and the TV kept talking about icy roads in the area, I just stayed home.

Jan did go outside for a few minutes to feed the birds, but I don’t like birds that much and just stayed inside all day where it was warm.

If we stay on schedule, we will be leaving here 1 month from today. The only problem is that we don’t know where we’re going yet. But we’ll come up with something by then.

The only definite time/place we have planned for this year so far is the 54th Escapade this coming May 12th thru the 17th in Goshen, IN.

And I just found out today that I will be giving one or more of my “Gate Guarding for Fun? and Profit”  seminars at the Escapade, the same seminar I last gave at Nick Russell’s Gypsy Journal Rally in Celina, OH.  And now we’re got another Gate Guarding experience under our belts. See you there.

Jan fixed a big batch of delicious chocolate chip cookies later in the afternoon. Warm cookies and hot coffee really hit the spot in this weather. It’s supposed to be warmer tomorrow, maybe up into the 60’s, but not for long. The cold weather’s coming back with a vengeance and Tuesday’s low here in San Leon is supposed to be 23 degrees.

Make it stop!

Saw an interesting program the other day that really made me think. Right now car enthusiasts are still collecting 40 – 50 year old cars from the 60’s and 70’s. But 30 or 40 years from now there may be no classic cars from today. Or at least no running ones.

The problem is the computer chips/modules used in the engines for the last 20 years or so. Even now there are some cars manufactured in the 1990’s for which engine computers/chips are no longer available from the manufacturer. So some people are now scouring junkyards trying to find parts to keep their babies running.

So stock up now and corner the market.

Thought for the Day:

Due to the increased cost of ammunition, please do not expect a warning shot.



7 Responses

  1. Love your thought for the day!!

  2. Keep honking, I’m reloading as fast as I can !

  3. Tis downright cold here in NC too…and they don’t make apts here very good anyway…water keeps freezing up in bathrooms…well, we left ours drip and daughter did not…so was froze up this AM…only got down to 18 degrees and we leave the heat inside at 70 degrees, but the heat pump cannot keep up…we also use portable heaters in the bedrooms at night…they just do not expect cold to happen in these parts!! Wearing long johns and sweats and tights these days!!

  4. Oh, Oh….I have a 1995 Mazda Miata that I absolutely adore! What’s a person to do????

  5. Lloyd,

    If you have to reload, your mag is too small.

  6. Elizabeth,

    The coldest we’ve been in the RV was 6 degrees in Garrison, MT in 2008.

    Although nothing froze, that’s cold enough.

  7. Nan,

    Like I said, visit a junkyard and stock up now.

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