Ice Disaster Recovery
We are totally fine now, but yes: we were victims of the ice storm in Texas last week. It began with tons of ice & sleet Valentine’s Day night. We lost power for the first time the next morning, Monday the 15th, at 7:55 AM. We were lulled into a false sense of relief Monday afternoon when the power came back on at 3:45 PM. I waited to see if it was a fluke before telling my StudioSmile members that we would have PiYo as scheduled at 6 PM. We made it through 4/5ths of class...when the house was then plunged back into darkness, and our internet & my video feed died. We lit candles & huddled under blankets together on the couch overnight into Tuesday morning, as the temperature dropped from Monday’s high of 19°F down to 13°F. No power, no heat, no phone data or service, no way to get info except in sparse random little text/data bursts maybe every hour or two. We literally just hid under blankets with the dog on the couch.
And then at 10:45 AM Tuesday morning, there was a loud rushing sound in the bedroom. For a split second, I thought that maybe it was the blessed heat coming back on...but no: a pipe burst, sending water cascading out of our ceiling fan & AC vent. Within 20 minutes, our master bedroom ceiling caved in.