We don't get very hard winters here in central Texas, but it sure made up for it this year! Texas had sub-freezing temperatures throughout the entire state. You know it's cold when Galveston and places down on the coast have snow!
❄ Sleet/snow started at my house on the evening of Sunday, February 14. I was NOT celebrating Valentine's Day, but that's another story. Temps were dropping and white stuff was falling and continued to fall throughout the night. We had been warned it was coming, so I drained all of the water from the lines in the camper to get ready. Moved a few plants indoors, put foam bonnets on exterior faucets. I recently got my propane tank topped off so I was good to go...or so I thought.
Everything was blanketed in white when I got up on Monday. It was a good day for working from home and it continued to come down. If it clinks on the window, it's sleet. If it's silent, it's snow. I love the silent snowfall! Until the "rolling" black outs started. I have propane heat, but it takes electricity to run the fan, thermostat, etc. It seems we were off more than we were on. More like 52 minutes on, 1 1/2 hours (or more) off. Luckily I have a laptop and a mifi, so I charged everything when the electricity was on and coasted on battery power when it was off. After a while, I even kept my power brick charged and ready. This first night, the power went off and was off MOST of the night. I was under several layers of blankets and I was sooooo cold. With the rain/sleet/ snow combination, the side of the camper was glazed over and I couldn't get the door to budge. It went through one night of no heat.