I'm a liberal pagan living in West,Texas..yes that West,Texas

Monday, February 15, 2021

fuck it's cold



the entire state of Texas, 254 counties are all under winter warning. Never happened before. We have 6 inches or better of snow over a sheet of fucking ice. North side of West has no power. I'm expecting ours to go out at any minute. I don't have Wed's up. If I lose power I'll try to let you know by phone. I have friends on North side who have no power but have gas, so they are warm. Extended invites to me to come if I lose power. But figure it's safer for me to stay here(a ton of blankets and warm clothes. will seal off bedroom and hold up in there with my books and candles...all I need is a bell.) Don't want to chance driving across town(3 miles.. haha) and ending up in a ditch. the good news? my nipples are hard.. that only happens after 2 double shots of tequila, so there's that. Hello girls..
this is a real disaster for Texas and rest of south. We're not prepared. Most homes are all electric and on the north side is where a lot of older people live, besides our retirement center. I'm pissed that the city (after the explosion) didn't invest in a generator for the senior center so everyone would have a warm place to go. We have huge kitchen, could feed and keep everyone warm. I should be fucking mayor. 
anyhow. If you don't see a Wed post. You know I'm without power. Give the goddess something shiny for us...love ya sonsabitches.

 

21 comments:

JACKIESUE said...

the mayor is calling me to run the warm shelter up at st. mary's..told chief of police I would be perfect for the job..well, duh...that's what I do..

Nan said...

Be sure to have a faucet cracked so there's a thin stream of water running to help prevent frozen pipes. It should be more than a drip but less than pencil lead thick. If they really want you to help with the shelter, ask them to send a cop car to get you there.

Leanna said...

Same here. We are expecting more outages tonight. Nothing new here.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I feel your pain, Jackiesue! We're just coming out of a Polar Vortex ourselves. But at least in Canada our power grid is built for cold weather, so it's rare for us to lose power unless there's an ice storm that brings down power lines due to the weight of the ice. Hunker down and stay as warm as you can! Will be thinking of you!

wibble said...

...Yay climate change? ~>:L

JACKIESUE said...

They sat up a warming center at st Mary's gym. So far it's me and cops n EMS who rotate every 2 hours to keep me company. Power has been off most of day except my area of apts. Weird. So I'm sitting up here on my ass in case someone comes. One of my friends in Florida said..so the patron pagan if West is at a Catholic gym ..where are the Catholic volunteers. I'm pretty sure everyone figured I'd do it and stayed home. Fuckers.

JACKIESUE said...

That's how I got here ..Gonzales came n got me. I wanted him to handcuff me n throw me in backseat just to fuck with neighbors but he refused. Gonzales treats me like I'm made out of glass. When he left he gave me his phone number n said call m, I'll do anythibg for you. Made me weep.

JackieLemon said...

If anyone should be mayor, it's you JackieSue. Stay safe, don't wear yourself out. I read that Texas isn't on the national power grid-has it's own grid but didn't winterize it. Complaints that the wind turbines don't work in the cold. So funny, because here in the frozen north (Buffalo) our turbines work just fine in the cold.

Let usknow how you are doing.

JACKIESUE said...

JackieLemon, no way. I'd have the town ready to lynch me.. yeah, it's the stupid Texans who think they are smarter than everyone else. And they are catching hell about it too. Hope this is what it takes to vote them fuckers out. I stayed till 7 a.m. slept less than 2 hours. Fixing to go crawl into my bed.laters

Anonymous said...

But the Texas power system has accomplished its goal of staying out of federal regs since no power crosses state lines.
After all that is more important then supplying basic necessities like electricity.
A few death that may be "falsely" blamed on the cold is a small price for being able to tell FERC to bugger off.
As for the deaths well they all had underlying conditions anyway, like old age, so it is unfair and inaccurate to blame power outages and cold for those deaths anyway.
Just like all Covid victims had underlying conditions.

JACKIESUE said...

yeh, anonymous..it's all about the Benjamin's.

Richard said...

You ok granny?

JACKIESUE said...

Richard...just tired to the bone. wore my ass out..

Valerie said...

Thinking about you and hoping you are staying warm and well. Goddess bless you for volunteering. XOXO

The Blog Fodder said...

You are a saint, Jackiesue. West needs to declare you Citizen of the Year

Lin Barker said...

Over here in Freestone County the power is on most places. Stores are closed and can't get gasoline yet. Cheryl and I were out of power all Sunday but came on Monday. My two oldest grandsons (volunteer firefighters) stayed out all last night watching traffic in order to help anyone stranded. Love those two.

Stay warm and vote the bastards out.

Lin

pam nash said...

It's down right COLD here also. I really am tired of winter now. Fortunately, haven't lost power though I consider it a possibility still. My daughter in Houston and granddaughter in San Antonio have had no power since Monday early. Stay warm there in West, Jackiesue.

JACKIESUE said...

valerie, power is coming back to most places here in west. it was hard for everyone cause all our stores are small community stores with not a lot of room for stock. so they ran out and because the roads weren't passable there was no way to stock them. everyone had no power so couldn't run the registers or even get to the business's. I stocked up good with what I needed before so I was and am good. I never lost power and am so grateful. I wanted to say that in a town of Catholics, Baptists etc. ...they all lost power. But the lone pagan. Had power. Just saying.. hahahah
blog fodder. Oh that would never happen...they might say oh she does good things, but.....she's a fucking liberal.. and a heathen.. ha.
Lin Goddess bless your grandsons. I have a special place in my heart for firefighters.. I'm warm and so help me Goddess I will help vote those bastids out.
Pam, so sorry you all and daughter and granddaughter. Hope they get power on soon..most places here in west not are back on..they have to do something about the power grid..and soon.

jono said...

Stay safe and as warm as you can. When this passes I hope Texans will figure out how not to have this happen again.

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