Still alive here, though still very cold. They say we won't have our heat back until Monday or Tuesday earliest and that with another cold front coming in tomorrow, not that 26 is warm, but better than -17. I also learned that it is not about Texas and the Super Bowl, I was only repeating what I had heard all over town, but today I got the real story or at least the story they are telling. Because Texas got cold and turned on all their heaters, they had an electrical blackout, which effected the oil pumps which then got air in them (this is all Greek to me) which is what has caused all the problem, not lack of oil. So now they have to turn off all the heaters to fix them and then turn them all back on which is taking a long while.I have never heard of this happening and a friend told me tonight that he finds it very odd and is not sure if he believes this story. I don't know, I just want my heat on. Many people here are fine as they have wood burning stoves and fire places and many of the rich people in town run on propane, so it is only some of us who are dealing with this. One thing I know for sure is that I have good friends who have offered me to stay with them, but my furbabies need me and I have too many to drag around. We are making do. It is strange how something like this makes you realize how easy we have it most of the time. I have no heat and no hot water, that means no shower, that means heating water up to do dishes, it is surprising how long it takes to do my dinner dishes now. You have much less time for anything other than survival needs to be met. I would never have time to make art if I had to live like this all the time. Mostly I want to just be under my covers. Mornings are the worst because these little heaters are not safe to leave on when you are sleeping, so it is freezing when I get up, which makes you not want to get up :-). But get up I must. I am still healthy and safe and so blessed to have a roof over my head. I really think about the homeless people and animals that have to live out in this cold. I don't know how they do it.
All in all I am doing okay, stressed, but okay. I am trying to get around to some blogs everyday, but it is hard to work in the time, so forgive me if I seem to be absent. Happy weekend. XOXO