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5 minutes ago, Dennis H said:

Going to be 81 degrees in Mesa next week. Shorts and T shirts for the next 10 days at least. C'mon down!.....Dennis

Great idea. Makes me think we can fill a jug with water to flush the toilet enroute and hit the road. 

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1 hour ago, Dennis H said:

Going to be 81 degrees in Mesa next week. Shorts and T shirts for the next 10 days at least. C'mon down!.....Dennis

 Dennis, That's not nice, here we are dealing with Alaska weather here in North Tx.  We are dealing with a once in a life time winter it was -2 the   other night.    It's  been below freezing for days now, I lost count.  If I put on shorts and T shirt I would freeze to death.                                                 Tex invested heavily in solar and wind now we're paying for it, pun intended.   The solar is covered with snow and the wind turbines are frozen.            I think Mother nature is telling us something if we'll listen.  Politics is ruining our great way of life that we worked so hard to provide to the country   and to see it all destroyed for some political experiment is insane.  Green energy is wonderful when it works but the technology is not there yet            Our house is all elect,  but fortunately I had installed a gas heater in the fireplace so we can stay warm between the rolling elect power outages.          We are not equipped to handle these sustained low temps so I'm sure I'll have some burst pipes     

 Rant is over for now                                                                     

 

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Ray, I do feel your pain. Winterize your home and head to Arizona. The winter temps across this great country is insane. I'll stay clear of politics but I do hear you. The great thing I try to remember is I've worked hard all my life and am now able to reap the rewards of that hard work. Something the me generation will never be able to do. Relying on someone else to take care of you because you failed to do so while younger is begging for failure. Nothing in life is FREE regardless of what some people try to make one believe. We are truly blessed with being able to turn the key if we don't like our neighbors, don't like the cold or don't like the heat.....Dennis

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Dennis, I wish we could.  We used to go to Yuma in the winter.  Marilyn's cousin ( RIP ) and her husband would come from Wash state.  They rented a house and we stayed in our coach.  Those were good times I miss the desert this time of year.   If things ever get half way back to normal we plan to travel again.   At least we got our first Pfizer shot, now another strain or two is on it's way.   What the, this is not how I pictured our golden yrs.  Ha Ha   Actually just glad to be alive and well.  Other countries have tried sharing the wealth and they all ran out of other people's money, we'll do the same IMHO.   The way to share in the wealth is to go to work but who wants to do that anymore.     

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Ray, We are in the same boat here in N TX. Same thinking too.. All packed to turn the key and head towards AZ last weekend when our daughter was supposed to come home to house sit. By that time we were already under snow and ice. Took her 3 days of flight cancelations and rerouting across half of the country to finally get here from Atlanta. All I could do was to hide the bus inside the shop thinking thats the best way to avoid winterizing. Not so much, when blackouts started and temps went to zero. My shop oil heater still needs electricity. Running AH on diesel not possible while inside a frozen building. In desperation, I cut a hole in the shop wall and routed generator exhaust through it. I actually like it now as a permanent solution for the future times. The 12K gen now runs everything I need, including my man cave/office in the corner where we spend most of time now. Glad I kept the 200 gallon tank full. Everything outside is frozen solid so in hindsight I am glad to be here for when things melt and damages become obvious. I expect our pool equipment be toast for sure. We expect to be gone for few months so I can't just leave it. We lived 7 years in Canada and never had this problem but also did not have all the extra stuff to worry about. That white sh!t looks nice from behind the window tho... my rant is not done, just not here. Stay safe!

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3 hours ago, Ray Davis said:

 Ivan, looks like Canada followed you home. ROFLMAO. have I got too many letters there?  :rofl:

Moved to Texas 25 years ago. Got rid of snow shovel year later. Now I could have used it...nah, just wait it out.

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