This week is the coldest week we’ll experience in Houston, probably for the winter. It’s in the 20’s during the day and in the Teens at night. This is Feb. in Texas.
So… Imagine my surprise when I discovered, quite the hard way, that the city was having rolling black outs all morning long… starting as I was putting on my mascara at 0545. Let me tell you, mascara is not something you want to try putting on in pitch, inky black. Could be a disaster.
This kills me… seriously it does. Do we having rolling black outs when we’re on our 2nd week of 100+ temperatures and everyone plus their donkey it running their A/C, global warming be damned? No. But when we’re consuming less energy (because most heat is run by natural gas in the subdivisions), we’re going to have rolling black outs so that the pets and the Papa’s suffer in cold for an hour at a time.
I’m telling you… only in Texas would this happen.
© ‘Fizz’ 2011