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I’m concerned about my freezers. There are 2 in the added on utility room that is always hot. The afternoon/evening sun hits it and bakes it.

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I took the tarp that didn’t get shredded in its flying around the fields yesterday and put it up with nails and hay string across the posts on the back porch.

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If it deflects just some of the afternoon heat, I’ll call it a win.

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In other news, the mail lady called me this morning to tell me she hit my mailbox yesterday and would pay for fixing it. Poor lady was out delivering mail in a HURRICANE! ! I assured her that it was no big deal and I will fix it.
 

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Bless your mail lady!
It looks kinda cratered. I’ll take it and see if I can fix it. If not, I’ll get another one.

Just got home. There are only 1760 without power. Lucky me! I win the booby prize-no power for me! 😂😂😂😂

Half of Lufkin does not have power. Fortunately the Chinese buffet did and I got 2 plates and guzzled ice tea.
Home Depot had power, Lowe’s practically next door, did not. I was met at the open door by an associate with a fading flashlight and we stumbled around in the dark to get the split pipe wrap I wanted. I will take apart the tangled mess of 3 cow panels that was a sheep shelter and put it back up. It was working until a hurricane came along. I use the pipe wrap on the edges to keep the tarp from tearing.

The tarp I put up this morning to shade the utility room is helping.
 

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At 10;00 last night, there were 538 without power. One of them is me. It’s hot already at 7:25 AM.
Living off grid one of the things we do and will help you in the future is if there is a space in the freezer we fill up a Gatorade bottle(s) and stick them in its space. I only run our freezer 12 hours at the most on a timer here.
 

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So, you're one of the "special" ones 😳🙄

They should be giving you special attention today ! 👍

I keep bottles of water frozen, too. Plus a couple half filled -- I add water to the half filled & take out when tractoring or driving, for cold water. Big chunk of ice slower to melt. PLUS ya can't get ice cubes in the bottle neck.🙄 :lol:

Frozen bottles can go in cooler, vice buying bagged ice...I do keep jell packs frozen, too.
 
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I keep bottles of water frozen, too. Plus a couple half filled -- I add water to the half filled & take out when tractoring or driving, for cold water. Big chunk of ice slower to melt. PLUS ya can't get ice cubes in the bottle neck.🙄 :lol:

Frozen bottles can go in cooler, vice buying bagged ice...I do keep jell packs frozen, too.
For 4 years we didn't have a fridge here, we just used ice chest and frozen bottle from the freezer.
 

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It looks kinda cratered. I’ll take it and see if I can fix it. If not, I’ll get another one.

Just got home. There are only 1760 without power. Lucky me! I win the booby prize-no power for me! 😂😂😂😂

Half of Lufkin does not have power. Fortunately the Chinese buffet did and I got 2 plates and guzzled ice tea.
Home Depot had power, Lowe’s practically next door, did not. I was met at the open door by an associate with a fading flashlight and we stumbled around in the dark to get the split pipe wrap I wanted. I will take apart the tangled mess of 3 cow panels that was a sheep shelter and put it back up. It was working until a hurricane came along. I use the pipe wrap on the edges to keep the tarp from tearing.

The tarp I put up this morning to shade the utility room is helping.
They've got dozens of generators & light towers in stock but have some poor guy with a flashlight leading customers around? .... & can't give him fresh batteries?

I'm glad they were able to help you anyway.
You'll have it patched up in no time. And soon it'll be better than before.
 

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By 10 PM, only 4,732 were without electricity. I’m one of them. Power should be restored by Wednesday evening, last remnants by Thursday.
You live in hurricane country and don't have a generator?

Sorry for the mess, glad it wasn't worse. We are getting your rain "remnants" today, likely will have Tstorms but should not be near as bad as what TX got.
 

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You live in hurricane country and don't have a generator?

The last hurricane that knocked out power was Ike in 2008. Since a giant oak fell on the house where electricity was connected, we had to get that fixed first before we could get power turned back on. So 3 1/2 weeks later, we got power. We borrowed a generator to keep refrigerator, freezer and fans.
So…..16 years later……. Why bother with a generator? There are frequent power outages but they last a short time.
 
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