posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 09:12 PM
reply to post by pasiphae
We moved out here to west Texas form the DFW area last January 2011. Two weeks later, we were in a deep freeze. Our well froze completely. No water
whatsoever. The temps dropped to around 3 degrees F, with a windchill of minus 20 F. I had no water stored. Try going potty like an animal out in
an open field with the above-mentioned windchill, ice pellets hitting your bare backside. We are 13 miles from a small town, so it wasn't convenient
to go find a bathroom there.
We couldn't unthaw the well pipes for 3 days. At the same time, the motor went out in our heater. It was pure insanity. As I tried squatting in a
field, freezing my backside off, I vowed then and there that this would never happen again. I have gallons and gallons of non-potable water stored
now so at least the toilet will work.
We didn't have a spring last year. It went from icy and snowy to hot and dry. I do know they have nasty storms out here because this house is 38
years old, and all the windows on the north side had to be replaced a few years ago because they were busted out by large hail. Also, our tornado
shelter has a metal door, and it has huge dents in it like somebody dropped a load of boulders on it.
The previous owners claimed they only had to use the shelter twice in 20 years. Whatcha wanna bet we'll end up having to hunker down in it this
spring? The weather is getting crazy, and I think you're fears have some basis in reality.