Terlingua Dreams

Friday, November 18, 2022

Cold night / No Heat

We have had cooler-than-normal temperatures for this time of the year. This morning it was 39 degrees, which is considered freezing for this part of Texas. While I was toasty warm due to going to bed dressed in multiple layers and my faithful San Marcos Mexican blanket once I got up I felt the cold.

The next couple of days will be even colder so I decided to turn on the central heater only for it not to come on! As I was messing with it the control panel went out on me so I had no choice but to call the repair guys.


They were here within three hours and the lady owner was nice enough to call to let me know they were on their way. Note that the leaves have not started falling much less changing colors which will happen in late December.


It was a gray and dreary day and we topped out at 53 degrees. Not complaining though after seeing what the east coast is going through with the cold and snow...bundle up!

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


Aunty Acid



16 comments:

  1. So did they get it fixed? I hope with not much damage to your pocketbook.

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    1. They got it fixed. I won't know the amount of damage to my pocketbook until next month as this is a small business and they only send out invoices once a month. Today was much colder so I was glad I got it taken care of.

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  2. What a time to not have heat Brrrr So happy they came so fast and fixed the problem. We have been having the same problems with cold here and have dipped as low as 36. But let me add there isn't any such thing as global warming. But I'm still not complaining, I , just go back and think of the summer heat.
    Think I did my last post as blogger has screwed my channel and I can't figure out how to fix it. I sent feed back but of course no ply !

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    1. I am glad it got fixed on Friday because Saturday it was very cold same as today (Sunday). I too think of the summer three-digit temperatures and all of a sudden it does not feel so cold!

      I had commented but I saw that for a few days your blog was not showing there were any I figured perhaps you had not approved them yet and they were still in moderation. I hope you hear from Blogger as I enjoy reading your blog.

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    2. Still no word from Blogger GRrrrr

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    3. In the past 14 years I have tried to contact Blogger on two occasions and never heard back from them.

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  3. Hello Ms.Belinda. I keep a Sunrite Lil Buddy portable heater for emergencies. If I lose power or my furnace breaks, I just fire up my Lil Buddy portable heater. it uses a spin on propane bottle and last for about 5 hours with a new bottle on "LOW' setting. Saved my old butt during the big freeze of February 2021. Enjoy Turkey Day. gobble gobble

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    1. If it isn't RedEyeMule...good to read you! I follow a lot of Nomad and Vandweller channels on YouTube and they all have nothing but good things to say about the Mr. Buddy portable heater. However, I have a terrible fear of the little green propane bottles that power them so I prefer to just bundle up.

      A couple of years back here in Del Rio a senior lady turned on her regular big natural gas heater but she had too much stuff close to it and it caught on fire and she died. It left me traumatized so if the central heater is not working I prefer electric heaters with safety features if they are accidentally knocked over.

      Have a Happy Thanksgiving as well!

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    2. Ah, I'm scared of the Little Buddy I purchased last spring in case we had another event like Feb 2021. What's odd is that I cheerfully deal with bigger propane bottles for my outdoor grill. (of course everytime I change them out, I am grateful I did not blow up the neighborhood). But I get all freaky about hooking up a little bottle to this little thing in the house. Well, if I lose power in a cold spell, I might get over it. Meanwhile, there it sits, not even unpacked from the box.

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    3. I bought two of those little green propane bottles a couple of years back for my camping water heater but my friends were the ones that connected it. I still have one left that I have never used and probably never will.

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  4. Hope you are OK. This seems a little longer than your usual absences.

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    1. Now I understand your comment in my most recent post. I do not have a timeline for blogging.

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  5. OK, Are you OK?? Seems like a while since you posted.

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    1. JudithK, thank you for your concern, but I am not a daily blogger.

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  6. Feliz Navidad !- Hope all is well with you and the feline friends at the Ms. Belinda homestead & that no news is good news?

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    1. Feliz Navidad to you too Mr. Souze!

      I am not a daily blogger, I live in a small West Texas town where nothing happens, and if it does, I seldom find out about it because we do not have a city newspaper. I go days or weeks without posting as I do not want to bore my readers with the same repetitive stuff.

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