Colorado Springs Ice Storms

Without the possibility of leaving the house, now would be the time for a few notes about a series of Saturday/Sunday activities that seemed completely and totally routine. An ice storm hit Colorado Springs during the early hours of the morning. The bank located in the grocery store did not open until about zero nine hundred hours. Before heading to the bank a quick trip to the local mega store provided the possibility of purchasing two high quality furnace filters. A steady rainfall quickly turned into ice as the water made contact with cold surfaces. Naturally, Saturday provides the perfect opportunity to head over to the local branch office of the United States Postal Service to check the PO BOX. After checking the PO BOX the next step in the early mourning traveling process involved depositing a check at the bank and getting a batch of dollar bills to purchase vending machine goodness throughout the week.

Homeownership involves a certain combination of activities… Sometimes people forget the furnace filters require cleaning or replacement every month. Those fire alarms on the ceiling require new batteries at least once a year… normally at least once a year a battery on the fire alarm network will fail by signaling a series of loud single beeps.

Today a very interesting question deserves some consideration. Specifically, “What established best practice methods exist for increasing the efficiency of a standard home hot water heater?” People have developed a variety of different tactics to raise the temperature of water. Apparently, the Bradford White Defender Safety System hot water heater has an energy saving feature… Maybe the solution to getting access to hot water would be to get a timer that controls when the hot water heater operates. Right now, the system provides hot water after the system has operated. During long periods of inactivity the hot water heater does not keep the water heated to an appropriate temperature. The resulting consequence of this problem involves cold showers during the early hours of the mornings. If at some point during the morning hot water has been utilized, then the first shower of the day will involve hot water. The first step in the process of overcoming the hot water problem will probably involve insulating the copper pipes in the basement.

Today will probably involve watching a few NFL games on the HDTV. The satellite television provider DirecTV will be providing access to four games today. In chronological order, the following NFL games will be on television today in Colorado Springs: Raiders/Giants, Cowboys/Chiefs, Patriots/Broncos, and the Colts/Titans.

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