The cold cometh

We have a good cold front coming our way. Its now Saturday evening, we had a high of 63, we’ve dropped down to 47 and its still dropping. The temperature is due to drop another 10 degrees tonight. Tomorrow, New Years Eve we’re due to get down to 23. It doesn’t get much better for a few days. Starting Sunday night, and on thru Thursday night the evening low will be in the low 20’s. Monday and Tuesday during the day will be right about freezing. Welcome to central Texas winter.

At this time we’re hoping we’ve got the entire yard ready for this cold. Pat helped get the yard ready. He drained hose bibs and drained hose lines. Today we went thru and covered those hose bibs that were attached to the house. We made sure the hoses are disconnected. We also looked for standing water and dumped it. That seemed like a good idea. With this kind of cold any standing water will freeze. And I don’t want to worry about it freezing, expanding, and breaking something.

Since Christmas was just a couple of days ago, I got the doggies blankets, for inside the house, and jackets for walking outside the house. I wasn’t able to get them shoes or socks, but we’re are covering some areas with towels so help keep their tootsies from freezing. At this point that’s the best I can do. Now we just hope for the best.

I’ll keep you posted.