A new journey into homesteading "pic heavy"

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things are starting to thaw. there's been alot of flooding from frozen pipes. phones ringing off the hook. we still don't have water pressure. we've been running ragged at work fixing pipes and being the shoulder to cry on. let me tell ya it's tough when an old lady is crying because her bedroom ceiling fell in because of a busted pipe.

anyway we do what we can. most of the roads are passable except for the hills out by the lake, got stuck there yesterday and had a buddy drag us out so we could keep slamming out service calls.

it's supposed to be above freezing for the first time today. now it's really gonna get crazy. there are alot of frozen pipes out there waiting to let loose.
 

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That might make sense if this was a yearly event. This is breaking records that have stood over 100 years. If it is another 100 years, I'll be dead by then.
Grand Solar Minimum. It will get worse. Hopefully it will prompt people to be more prepared in the future.
 
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Now I have my husband saying that at our next house, we will have a wood burning heater. He is still dug in here, but I got him thinking about it.......

We are so blessed that we haven't had any burst pipes. I feel so bad for the old lady with her ceiling fallen in, I've been there. I came home from work once to water running out the front door, and down the street. House flooded and ceilings caved in. I don't mind admitting that I broke down and cried-after I ran to the street and cut the water off. I had a small pity party and bout of hysteria before pulling it back together and doing what had to be done.

You are going to be very busy for awhile. If you have any carpentry or dry wall skills, you might partner up with a friend and do some side jobs, especially for people like that old lady that will be at the mercy of contractors.
 

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Now I have my husband saying that at our next house, we will have a wood burning heater. He is still dug in here, but I got him thinking about it.......

We are so blessed that we haven't had any burst pipes. I feel so bad for the old lady with her ceiling fallen in, I've been there. I came home from work once to water running out the front door, and down the street. House flooded and ceilings caved in. I don't mind admitting that I broke down and cried-after I ran to the street and cut the water off. I had a small pity party and bout of hysteria before pulling it back together and doing what had to be done.

You are going to be very busy for awhile. If you have any carpentry or dry wall skills, you might partner up with a friend and do some side jobs, especially for people like that old lady that will be at the mercy of contractors.
Wait? Next House?
 

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Alex Jones is gonna have a coronary over the texas power grid.

Saw the video. This was all planned to make Texas look bad because they want to succeed.
 

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the big test is Monday in Austin. from what i hear Austin has no water and very little electricity. I'm assuming other resources are thin as well.

I've prepped the truck to head out as best as I can. got new tires today, fresh oil change, new wiper blades, and a new serpentine belt.
I'll have my tool box kit as always which includes a very extensive tool kit, and then a 24 inch pipe wrench, 3 lb axe, take down buck saw, chains, shovel, funnels, sledge hammer, bolt cutters, tarp, rope, and idk what else.

I added my bug out bag which has everything I might need for a camping trip less tent or sleeping bag.

then I threw in a couple sleeping bags, propane cook top, lantern, and a couple bottles propane. on top of that a bunch of food and drinks. looks like I'm going camping.

idk if there will be much gas to be had so I'm leaving with a full tank and taking 17 gallons in the back of the truck. 3 five gallon gas cans, and a 2 gallon. it's strapped down very well and secure...as lomg as I don't get rear ended by a semi it should be ok and I have almost enough to go down there and make it back. I can get close enough to habe a buddy pick me up anyway..


and then I have the boring overnight bag with clothes and a toothbrush.


I have reservations at a hotel, but there aren't many rooms available so I'm prepped to sleep in the truck if I need to.


the in-laws think I'm crazy but I'd rather have it and not need it than the other way around.

the hard part is the 8 hour test. yall wish me luck
 
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