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Re: everyone okay?
  • Subject: Re: everyone okay?
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 15:39:12 -0600

still no wheel spinning in the meter and it's almost 40 degrees.  woo hoo.
hope the Valley didn't get hit too bad, that would not be good for our
citrus industry.

On 1/10/10, teichfauna@aol.com <teichfauna@aol.com> wrote:
> It is said that the pipes don't break until the thawing starts, something
> to do with the pressure.  You should notice a lack of pressure, or no water
> at all if the pipes are frozen in part or whole.  If this is noticed, you
> are to shut off water to the house at the meter.
> This was interesting to me, since when our pipes broke 20 years ago,  we
> were out of town, so were not able to notice if anything prior to
> the  break.
> Survived the hard freezes the past few days.....didn't get down into the
> teens like we thought, but first time I've ever seen my small ponds ice
> over.  Larger ponds had no signs of ice at all.  Plants are
> frozen,  hopefully
> not at the roots in the pond.  Covered plants look a bad, but  citrus seems
> to have survived okay.  Not sure about the rest.  Orchids  appear fine,
> bromeliads sustained damage to the foliage, but hopefully will
> pup  out.  Plants
> that didn't get covered look really bad, but hopefully they  will come back
> from the trunks or roots.  Had no frost on the ground that I  saw.  Don't
> think it got quite as cold in my yard... my thermometer showed  a good 5
> degrees higher than the reports for the area.  Hoping for the  best!!!
> Sure hope that was the end of the freezes for the winter.  Winter is
> usually when I get so much done, not so far.  Grateful that the
> temps  didn't get
> too low.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 1/8/2010 3:51:35 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenqueen@gmail.com writes:
> ok here  - just checked the water meter and the wheel isn't spinning - so
> no
> busted  pipes.  that's a very good thing.....
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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