well, for those of you who think I live in sub-tropical Louisiana check out these recent temps!
Friday night it got down to 22 and last night it was 24. We unhooked the water to the camper, something we do anyway because of the big leak in the bathroom area. Frank drained all the grey water and the piping. All the lights were on to at least try to give it some heat.
The house was its own separate problem. Remember we have no sinks or faucets or anything to run water with. So our normal way of dealing with these hard freezes wasn't going to happen.
So Frank turned the water off and drained the pipes. Which meant we had no toilet. Like the dark ages.
This morning when he turned the water on again, he went around the outside turning on all the spigots. All but one poured water. That corner of the house was frozen. This is what happens when pipes burst. By draining the water out of the pipes, you allow the remaining water to freeze and expand in airspace, thus preventing the broken pipe.
That man was so smart to do that! To unfreeze it. He simply put the small space heater in the INSIDE of the house in that corner. In half an hour was unfrozen and was running water again!
To show you how cold it got, this is my fish pond frozen over. It was beautiful. The ice formed a star pattern! Pretty cool, it was. The ice got to about an inch and a half thickness by mid-day today.
Predictions are for 30 degrees tonight for just 2 or 3 hours and by Wednesday we will be back to a 75 degree high!