posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 06:06 PM
Lubbock, Texas, had its first freeze this morning, when they hit 32 degrees.
The typical date for Lubbock's first freeze is November 2nd, so we're a bit early.
We live in an all-electric house, and I have often worried about a "Day After Tomorrow" scenario, but there are a few abandoned houses in the field
next to us, and I believe there is an abandoned wood stove in one of them. We could rig something up to survive, but it would be a lot of work, for
sure. I also save dryer lint, as it really is an excellent way to get a fire going in a hurry (so is burning plastic grocery bags, but bad to breathe
the fumes). We have lots of food stored, and lots of water, but the heat is going to have to be jerry-rigged if such a scenario were to happen.
The record low temperature for where I live is minus 38 degrees Farenheit. It can get darned cold out here, which most people don't really think
about. They usually think of heat when they think of Texas, but the western part gets Canadian air which shoots straight down along the eastern edge
of the Rocky Mountains, and the wind is bitter cold, indeed.
When we moved out here in January 2011, within two weeks we had blizzard conditions, with 0 degrees F and a windchill of minus 20 F. Our heater died
and the well froze. And, of course, I thought of the DAT movie.