Climate Change thoughts...
I saw this meme on my Facebook news feed this morning. Yes,
I know that climate change exists. I live less than 10 miles from the Gulf of
Mexico. Still, this was a sobering reminder after reading the weather reports
across the US. Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska got nailed last night with high
winds and tornados in December.
Last week, December 10-11th, there was another
storm such as this that hit Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Kentucky.
It was a historic tornado storm with a 227-mile path with a high death toll. Mayfield Kentucky was pretty much wiped off
The weather this year, starting with the Texas freeze and power
crisis, has been extreme. Our power grid failed, and people died. It wasn’t as
bad in my area because of the Gulf somewhat keeps the area from freezing. We had
rolling blackouts for days. That means water boiling but without any way to
heat the water. We were lucky because we still had water from hurricane season
that we hadn’t used.
Now we prepared for both winter storms and hurricane season. Not only are there global issues, we have Texas government issues. So we decided on a whole house generator after the rolling blackouts and contacted several companies for quotes.
To make a long story short, we were not the only
ones that decided this. It took 6 months to have one installed and almost 15K
to have it done. Generators don't costs that much, it was the installation. Retro fitting a home is pricey. If it done with the house was built, it would of been less than 5K. The quote was typical for this area. It's expensive to live on the coast.
Currently it’s 75 degrees here and it’s only 9am. We have
the AC on in December. My plants on my patio think it’s spring.
I’m taking advantage of the weather today…it won’t last.