Coldest day ever here at Elbow Canyon, at least the coldest since I’ve been here (10 years almost). Pretty sure it’s a record; will have to check. Real temp -2 this morning; wind chill -11. The whole North side of the house has no water; I’m sure the pipe is frozen in the ground. South side is okay. Kind of struggling to heat the place; have the heaters and the wood stove going strong but it’s still in the low 60s inside the house. Light snow falling and no sunshine so I’m having to run the generator for a while, and it was pretty hard to start.
There are many wonderful things about living up here and living off-grid (rest of Texas and much of the US is enjoying rolling blackouts for electricity) but we’re really not well suited for these kind of extreme temperatures.