This just keeps getting better and …

02 Feb

Today we were greeted with a low of 13 F. In an unto itself, that isn’t bad. However, simultaneously, we were hit with rolling blackouts unannounced. Apparently over night several area power generating stations switched off line causing ERCOT to call for rolling blackouts. So far we have had three or four of limited duration. Anyone with a pool in sub freezing weather knows the hazards. Freeze Guards switch on when temps drop below freezing to keep water flowing and arrest any chances of pipes freezing up. Unannounced power outages toss the fear of someone into a pool owners life when a freeze is accompanied by a power outage. Great fun this ice event.

On a positive note this mornings sked was marvelous. We jumped up to 18 Mhz and it was like landline. That is until the power switched off! Se La Vie….there is always tomorrow. 🙂

Thanks for reading my Blog. Best, Chas W5PG

1 Comment

Posted by on February 2, 2011 in Radio, Stuff


One response to “This just keeps getting better and …

  1. Mike

    February 3, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Chas would never had thought Dallas to get that low on the temp scale….oh and in your last post you mentioned the pickup trucks…up here the pickups and SUV’s we call them “ditch finders” During our storms they just continue to buzz along the roads and freeways and most of the time end up in the ditch waiting for a tow truck.


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