I realize the hard freeze here ain’t squat compared to conditions elsewhere BUT to say that we’re unprepared for it is an understatement. My business is in an historic building with shaky wiring and a heating system that works sporadically at best when the water temperature is 40 degrees or lower, which almost never happens here. I just learned these details on Friday from the guy who came out to “fix” my unit. Nobody involved with the building who knows these details was around so it’s around 40-45 in here because anything other than an eeny weeny space heater will either blow out the fuses or be a fire hazard. So, we’re open part days, running the new space heater overnight to protect the computer system and keeping our fingers crossed.
That was more than I planned to say. My original plan was link to a post by my good friend and fellow NOLA blogger, Mark Folse. Mark lived in the frozen North for some 13 years: Fargo to be specific. And even Mark is freezing his ass off because our buildings are designed for summer and not winter. Anyway, it’s time for you to payMark a visit at Toulouse Street.