Once in a Lifetime?

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Often when unusual life events happen, people say it is “once in a lifetime.” If the event was horrible, we vow to remember and take precautions.

I’ve gone without heat before and without power for four days when temps reached 100. But nothing like what happened recently in Texas-a horrid freeze blanketed the whole state. The temperature at my house dropped to -2. That’s right, -2. For many across the state, power outages raged, resulting in no heat. Water froze or was cut off. Pipes burst.

My home was lucky. I had heat and water, but a cold water line did freeze and burst. The line was insulated, but obviously, not enough for -2. Our handyman and Handsome found the break and tackled the issue. Right now, the cold line has been double wrapped, and better insulation has been installed. More construction work has to be done because now is…

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About Vicki Batman

Funny, sweet, and quirky, Vicki's stories are full of her hallmark humor and romance and will delight all readers. She has sold many best-selling and award-winning romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and, most recently, three romantic comedy mysteries. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocoholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby.
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