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4/28/21 9:14 P

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Thank you BERRY4 for you reading my story and for the YouTube of "This world is not our home... We are just passing through." I enjoyed it.

We watched the news in horror about the fires in the Pacific NW of what y'all must have had to go through. I felt for those who lost their homes and had to flee for their lives, also for the firemen and women who were so exhausted from fighting the fires. I know a person had to be there to really know how it was.

I used to live in Seattle WA (for about 7 years in the 70s) and had made several trips to the state of Oregon. It was gorgeous there. I can't imagine even part of that beauty gone. I also lived in LA, CA for 2 years in the early 90s.

The power of bad weather causes so many problems for those who have to go through it. But, somehow it makes us learn from it and try to be more prepared for the next time if we live through it. If we don't forget and become comfortable in the normal times. That is what most of us do. It's completely normal for us to do that.

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Bobbie ~ from Bonham, TX
There is NO Finish Line in NO MORE SUGAR and a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. “Keep your waist to less than half your height.”
".. Every pound of weight loss results in Five pounds of stress taken off your knees, Seven pounds off your ankles, and a whopping Ten pounds off your spinal discs!"
Check out Dr. Sten Ekberg video on YouTube called:
Is Intermittent Fasting Safe? THIS Will Surprise You.
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4/26/21 2:06 P

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@BOBBIESOCKS-46 & @_RAMONA
Just reading your "story"/ experiences provide good resources for what to do if we end up in that kind of situation here. Not common. But can/has happen. (However, I'm not sure if we've ever been below zero F. in this location.) -- But the lack of electricity IS something that happens most every year... usually tied to wind storms.

Since our main source of heat is a wood stove, we at least are able to "solve" that issue. The other challenge ties to water which is pumped from an underground well. And yes, we DO arrange to fill up water containers + a 5-gallon water receptacle.

We had to make unplanned arrangements when the FIRES spread throughout CA / OR / & WA. We got a quick lesson in what kinds of things to put into a go-bag if we were evacuated. Several family members in other areas were hovering between a Level 2 & Level 3 notice. {Level 4 means "leave immediately". Danger Imminent.}

I do think these unusual weather events will continue to increase in the weeks and months ahead. "This world is not our home... We are just passing through."
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For now, we are getting some needed rain. emoticon

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2/20/21 4:07 P

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Thank you RAMONA, the link you added is the first I knew about the help we were getting with our electricity. So many people had it so much worse than we did with no electricity for days.

I have seen snow shovels for sale in the hardware stores and wondered why they stock them. We do get a tiny bit of snow some winters but it is usually gone the next day. As far as winter clothing, mostly most people just layer unless they work outside most of the time in the winters. They have parkas or heavily insulated overalls.

Thank you for your concern, maybe we need to get used to having this sort of thing happening with the ice melting in Alaska. This could have been a wake-up call for the southern states. Who knows?




The freeze over. It only lasted 7 days (2/14 to 2/20), but it gave me a new appreciation for Texas weather. Today high 48 low 34. emoticon

Yes, we lost our water for 3 days but, as far as I can tell we have no busted pipes. Yes, we were having electric rolling blackouts every hour that lasted 15 minutes and stayed on 30 minutes for a few days, but we adjusted to it. We do have propane heaters in our all-electric house.

The water and electricity came back on Thursday (2/18) at about 10 PM. We still have to boil our drinking water but we got a shower Friday morning and were able to use the dishwasher.

When we got the winter storm warning on the 13th of February, I started cooking. I cooked beef and pork roast and browned some ground beef and baked a lot of chicken breast. Not knowing how long the electricity would be off and I'm glad I did. It made it easier to put together a meal in the 30 minutes the electricity was on.

We had already bought 3 five gallon buckets and they came in handy for bringing in snow to melt for water for our dog and chickens and pouring in the commode tanks. I had already filled everything I had with clean water for cooking and drinking. My Dubby and I got our showers on Valentine's day morning (2/14) and had to wait until Fri. (2/19) to shower again. All in all, it wasn't too bad for us.

We are old enough to have been through freezes before (just not as long as this one) and knew how to prepare our house. But, we had never gotten below zero before. We only had one small pipe freeze up but we caught it in time to disconnect it and cap it off. It was the copper line that goes from our kitchen sink to the refrigerator in the attic. Now that it is above freezing we are on the lookout for leaks that could pop-up.

After this experience, we have made plans to make a few changes and one is to run a propane line to the cooktop and buy a new cooktop that runs on propane. We should have done that when we built this house in 2002.

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Edited by: BOBBIESOCKS-46 at: 2/28/2021 (16:20)
Bobbie ~ from Bonham, TX
There is NO Finish Line in NO MORE SUGAR and a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. “Keep your waist to less than half your height.”
".. Every pound of weight loss results in Five pounds of stress taken off your knees, Seven pounds off your ankles, and a whopping Ten pounds off your spinal discs!"
Check out Dr. Sten Ekberg video on YouTube called:
Is Intermittent Fasting Safe? THIS Will Surprise You.
When I paste the YouTube Link here it DOES NOT Work in this Ticker.


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2/19/21 1:22 P

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I'm so sorry that Texas has had such a trial to deal with! We're used to the sort of weather you're experiencing, in fact, we'd consider it mild. Sending prayers and, believe it or not, POWER:

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We've been wondering... do you even have access to things like snow shovels or any sort of winter clothing?

Here, the sun is shining brilliantly, and a HUGE wind is blowing in a Chinook and MUCH milder temperatures after a four week cold snap, with temps hovering around -40 degrees C/F... coldest we've seen for 100 years. However, we have everything we need to cope well with it, so we're fine.




Dr. Jason Fung: "Holy consensus, Batman. With so many 'experts' from Michelle Obama to the USDA to virtually all of the medical professionals (including doctors and dieticians) agreeing that 'Eat Less, Move More' is the way to go, you might think that it is 100% unquestionably true. But here's a queer thought... if we all agree that we know the cure for obesity, and we've spent billions on educations and programs - why are we getting fatter? In other words, why does this 'cure' suck so bad?


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2/19/21 1:00 P

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emoticon Snow is still on the ground but, we have electricity and water back. It is 28 degrees, High 34 Low 18 and it's a emoticon sunny day.

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Bobbie ~ from Bonham, TX
There is NO Finish Line in NO MORE SUGAR and a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE. “Keep your waist to less than half your height.”
".. Every pound of weight loss results in Five pounds of stress taken off your knees, Seven pounds off your ankles, and a whopping Ten pounds off your spinal discs!"
Check out Dr. Sten Ekberg video on YouTube called:
Is Intermittent Fasting Safe? THIS Will Surprise You.
When I paste the YouTube Link here it DOES NOT Work in this Ticker.


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