Kids are out of school, again. I think they will be going until mid-June now, to make up the days. Work hectic, despite everything else being shut down.
I forgot to post my original FOD, and something else is on my mind right this minute, so in tribute to the other, I say this, cutting the military while trying to exert 'influence' over Russia makes us the laughingstock of the world. Again.
What is bugging me right this minute, and what I absolutely feel falls definitively into the FOD category is this:
Texans are again being asked to conserve electricity to maintain the power grid's reliability amid freezing temperatures, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
ERCOT anticipates that morning's rush will be hardest on the grid so the conservation warning is expected to last into Monday morning. It's too early to tell how the thunder sleet that hit North Texas on Sunday will affect Monday's commute. Several area school districts already closed or are starting late.
Thermostats should be turned as low as comfortably possible, preferably no higher than 68 degrees. Homeowners are also urged not to use big appliances.Can someone explain to me, with households full of government mandated Energy Star appliances and non-incandescent light bulbs - things that are saving millions of watts of energy every freaking day, why do we now have 'power emergencies' all the damn time?