Winter is coming to Texas…
Okay, well that might have been a slight exaggeration.
But this is not. This was last year.
Yeah. Four days without power, I think?
One of the kids sent over a lovely prediction for this winter.
Thanks, Farmer’s Almanac.
So my mission today, on top of the regular workload, is to arrange for chimney cleaning and order some firewood and a new tarp for the said wood. I figure 3 cords would do us.
We are considering a generator because we do have an underground gas tank. This house has four fireplaces and we used the hell out of two of them last year. This year, if there is a snowpocalypse, everyone will hunker down here. Kid 2 will bring her reptiles and we will make due, but we need to be sure that we can run at least two fireplaces at the same time – one in the smaller room where we will put the lizards and one in the main room, so we can sleep in front of it if we have to.
I wish they made solar generators, but then how much solar power would you get in winter? Could you store it in a battery? All good questions.