Well the verdict is in, the hot water was running to all the sinks but not the tub. Apparently it thawed because it started running after about 15 minutes, yippee! So out with a flashlight to look/listen, no drips or spews. Took a lovely shower, oh how I missed being clean! Cut DD2's bangs so she can see tomorrow, now to wrestle her into bed will be a large battle. The laundry is all caught up so I'm not touching it, hopefully all is fine there, but I will wait for the warmer temps to come this weekend before I attempt using the washer.
Currently it's 21' and getting down to 18' tonight, yuck! Tomorrow's high is 36'. Come back 70's! Brrrrrrr. I feel like such a worm for complaining when some of you have sub-zero temps right now, I'm sorry and I'll shut up now. Going to hog tie a 5 year old. Might come back later for insomnia time if necessary. If not have a wonderful night and I'll talk to y'all tomorrow.
he-he, I never fill up my tank with the same thing again. I love those flavor surprises. I've got a banana monkey ready to top off my peach tea once it's down a little more (usually 2/3rds new and 1/3 old). I love them both but can't imagine them together. I feel like I'm living DANGEROUSLY.
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Yep and I have a confession -- that fave mix, I keep an IClear30 full of it, have 4 devices charged and ready at any given time (unless I screw up and they all die at once, at which point I haul in backup EVOD-clone device #5). I just find that coffee-tobacco-german chocolate cake mix is the one tank that I hit and keep having to refill the most often.
Oh, to the confession part -- I have 3 more MVP v2.0's ordered. SO BAD. On credit cards and with a boss so grumpy that I never know whether I'm employed the next day or not ... and I'm the operations manager. It's kinda LIVING DANGEROUSLY!
EDITED: for being a JERK! -- omg I've been reading to catch up on this thread for hours and hearing all the low-temperature fearful stories and I stupidly FORGOT to say anything about that in this post.
I'm in NC and have had crazy cold for here, but no bad effects on my house (lucky), and my heart goes out to those of you in the areas that are experiencing serious disasters. My work is shipping family pets to overseas destinations, so I work with airports all over the country and stay on top of the weather conditions because sometimes my clients' pets' flights are canceled, and we need to deal with dogs and/or cats stranded at an airport somewhere, and need to make safe arrangements.
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Marla -- cigarette-free since Nov 10 2013 and LOVING VAPING! - CASAA member - newbie at 2 EGOs, 4 ITaste MVP 2.0s, 1 ITaste vv v3. Still trying to find my fave juices. Next: basic beginner dripper setup. Thanks to all here for the guidance!
Oh no, FQ. It got you too? That sucks. Glad you caught yours and house is ok. I would wait on laundry. The local news said danger is still there even with temps warming up for a bit. I guess that can cause a problem too.
Pipe is fixed but looks like we may have more damage than I thought. Part of living room carpet is soaked to the bone and water buckling the paint/wallboard in our third bedroom and walls. Got out lots of insulation some carpet wet upstairs too. Will take a better look tomorrow. DH still has not decided on if he calls insurance co. yet. He is not in a talking mood. Will not leave house. So we will sit tight.
Kitchen lights do not work. Some kind of a box thingy upstairs threw a spark. Microwave and other lights work. Refrigerator works. Poked a couple of holes in kitchen ceiling to let water drain. What a mess.
I'm always amazed at how much damage water can do. when my house flooded though we couldn't see water anywhere and it took weeks to finally be apparent, it damaged the floors, walls and kitchen cabinets, I had no insurance, so all we could do was let it dry, replace the water heater and hope the floors don't collapse, they are a little warped now. When the washer was leaking, it took longer to notice, when my friend came to clean, I told him to clean behind the machines, that's when we found the leak. IT could have been like that for the entire time I was living here!
There is more damage than we thought. I do not know what DH is going to decide. He has contractor type friend coming over in the morning to take a look. We are going down to 12 degrees tonight too. Gonna be a long night. He is pooped and sleeping. I can not sleep, keep going upstairs to check for water.
Dang!! I've been reading throughout the day, and I have to say that I feel TERRIBLE for you folks socked in by the "Arctic Vortex". Where I am, we aren't experiencing any of it, and I'm thankful!
I hope that whatever damages any/all of you experience will be fixed without too much financial hardship, and that you can have your homes and heat back soon!
I have been having a rough week myself, although not due to weather. Just got my cortisol tests back, and....now I need more bloodwork done. Crazy, off-the-charts high cortisol all the time, which means my body is in hyper flight-or-fight mode 24/7 (even when I'm sleeping). Doc wants to make sure I don't have anything like an adrenal tumor or something. Depending on my 24-hour blood test I have to take, I might be getting a referral to an endocrinologist.
Good Lord. I actually wanted a smoke this evening, but pulled out some Kringle's Curse and am vaping away now.