Last Wednesday while in my office my neighbor from across the hallway, Nannette, called my cell phone. Nannette sounded worried. “My husband just called me and told me that our water is out. Is your water running?” she asked. I immediately called home to ask my daughter to turn on our faucet. Just then, one of my clients called my office phone. Again, I heard a frantic voice. Their pipes had burst and their house was quickly filling with water.
This has been a common theme this January in Ohio, where earlier in the week the temperatures in southern Ohio dropped to nearly zero. With wind chills, the temperature felt like it was 25 below. The hazardous weather created one problem after another. On Monday, my wife woke me up to tell me that her battery was dead and needed me to drop her off at work. When we tried getting into my car, the doors were frozen and impossible to open. Subsequently, we contacted our roadside service provider, who sent someone to our home to jumpstart my wife’... read full post