Snowstorms - Redux (rhymes with s****)
I moved to the southeast to get away from the snow. And most years we get two weeks of weather below freezing with a single snow event every other year or so.
Sunny Beech! Not this year. Cold has been bitter - down to 8 F with 40 mph winds on the worst day. Today is the first day over freezing for 9 days - and we are expecting another snow event tomorrow with temps in the 20's.
Of course this far south we DO have salt, sand and a few plows - with a lot of heavy trucks and earth movers doing double duty as plows. However, most would sit idle for 51 weeks every year... so we don't have anything like what Cleveland, Buffalo or Chicago could field.
And - being the home of the Atlantic Fleet, we have drivers from every area of the country - most of whom can't drive on snow, and the ones who can have no patience for the timid ones. Disaster!
Between two space heaters and a furnace I was still cold. Bless the EB for coming with a down comforter!
Now, for the one negative I've found with the Sewer Solution. The sucker FROZE SOLID. I found out when the water in the shower started to cover my ankles. I blithely assumed that my nice hot shower would eventually melt the ice in the sewer solution but that didn't happen. I wasn't looking forward to using the hair dryer on 10 ft of frozen waste in 8 degree weather (especially since my hair was wet). And I was afraid to add more water to the system for fear of overflow. Solution. Dip water out of the shower, boil on the stove, pour back in directly over the drain,... then repeat. Got no results after 3 tries. 4th time, I poured the water down the bathroom sink. Higher velocity and higher temp all hitting at one time did the trick. Whew. I've always had a heat tape on the supply side, now I guess I might have to add one on the SS.
Waiting for a warm day to drain the black tank. Adding boiling water to that tank might ruin the seals on the toilet? Besides who needs Literal Hot S***?
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.