As many of you know (and I appreciate all of you who have checked-in) Dallas has been hit with historic low temperatures and over 6 inches of snow with more coming. We are at 1 degree now up from our low this morning of 0. Our homes and infrastructure is simply not made to deal with these kind of temperatures here in the south. I don't even have a fireplace. We have had rolling blackouts since Sunday (6 hours off, 1 our on) and we lost our municipal water supply yesterday morning. Wi-fi is spotty so I am doing my best to answer emails. I am not answering the phone to preserve my battery. To say the least it sucks, and I am so bored. No production is getting done this week so expect shipping delays. I will keep everyone updated and am hoping to return to my normal schedule Friday as warmer weather moves in.
Conversely our neighbor is having issues with their cold water....
Also,our neighborhood just lost internet. So, that may be a signal that we're about to lose power as well?
When i lived in New England the weather was the same as we're experiencing here in Dallas now. But, like others mention... lack of infrastructure makes it much harder on everyone.
Down here a large majority of the houses get heat from natural gas.. Several of the gas providers have been asking people yo cut back on their usage because the main lines were losing too much pressure due to unexpectedly high demand.
Grilling steaks in the snow again?? we did that a time or two before.
I'd say "go model" but I realised you need the lights...
You and the girls stay safe.
Later, Dave S. Tucson, AZ
You and the girls be safe that is what is important.
Diane and I are thinking about you!! Oh and Zoey to!!
Last weeks production - all ready to be kitted up except no castings! So in the end I lost a week. Gonna be doing a lot of casting next week!
I'm sure you have everything under control by now!!
"Significant weather events across the globe are impacting the UPS network. Although your location may not be impacted by adverse weather, the movement of packages in the network may be impacted by weather conditions in other areas."
What a joke. The post office and FedEx all have their act together. NOT UPS. Oh well. still trying to get things straight here. Need the supplies UPS has but as usual they use any natural disaster as an excuse. FedEx worked Sunday. Not UPS. They had a full week off and - ok, enough bitching...
In my 40+ years of shipping with UPS they're always the first one's to pull an excuse out of their butts for slow deliveries. Shame your're not their PR rep. The covid vaccine would have been a great excuse for them.
yeah, he has too damned much money but....a great idea should make you rich once you get it operational.
well i'm done. i'm not sure where that came from.....