Sunday, January 12, 2014

OUT of the VORTEX..... and nearly out of GAS

Our house is primarily heated with PROPANE...   we DO have a Wood Burner... and during the Invasion of the Polar Vortex it was fired up constantly...  BUT just so you know what it was like to keep WARM during that time here is some information about our PROPANE TANK and how much we used.

On Oct. 25th 2013  Mom checked the Gauge on the tank...  it was 60% full.
Then on January 5th she checked it Again   That was the Day Before the Arrival of the VORTEX ... and it was at 50%.    And remember that we had ALREADY had a pretty Rough Cold Snowy Fall and starting to the winter...      So using only 10% in all that time wasn't bad at all.     BUTT WAIT...  there's MORE...
      Our Gas Delivery guy came on January 9th...   right After the Vortex went back where it belonged.     He found that the tank was at 39%    OR.... in other words...   we used 11% in just those 4 days.

Oct 25     60%
Jan 5       50%
Jan 9       39%

Now in ALL of Last year we only used 40% of what was in our tank.    And that included all the Cooking Baking and Canning of veggies and fruit since our stove and oven are propane also.  
     In Sept.of 2012 we had a dump truck of wood brought in...  and we had so much left over that THIS September we did NOT need to buy ANY WOOD.    Butt we surely have made a Dent in the Wood Shed THIS year....  

      AND..... are you ready fur this?????
  The weather blabbers are sayin that by This Friday... we will have ANOTHER really cold spell.... not quite a bad as the    -13° F  actual air temps of Jan. 3rd. & 4th... butt CLOSE.
 
So to Sum it up...    we say...
Last winter was MILD....  and THIS ONE IS WILD !!!   

we guess we will have our SNOWMOBILE (aka the 4-wheeler) in use fur a while longer.   
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr  

30 comments:

Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

That is a big difference but what ya going to do - gotta keep the paws warm. We haven't had nearly the cold weather you guys have had but even so our system has been running on emergency heat a lot to just cope with the cold! Not looking forward to the power bill this month !!! We read in the farmers almanac that there would be another cold week coming :(

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Wow that is cold if you used that much propane! We got 4 cords of wood in the fall and half are gone. I guess we will need 6 next year! This week has been much milder (above freezing). The weather is all crazy. Stay warm! Lee and Phod

♥Mona + Sissy + Mommy, too♥ said...

So sorry. It's just too cold for man or beast this year. It's gonna get up to the 70's today.

Stay warm....Mona & Prissy

Madi and Mom said...

Good grief you need to eat more beans!

Holy moley F&E it is scary how cold it got.
Hugs
Madi your bfff

Millie and Walter said...

Our mom is dreading seeing the heating bill for this month too.

Molly The Wally said...

LOL and our last Winter was wild and this year is mild. Mind you the weather now is nippy and it seems to be getting colder. Stay warm and we are hoping you all have an early Spring. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly
Get some big easy on today.

easyweimaraner said...

I dislike winter, because we have IR-heaters what need a lot of power (literally). I think our electric company should be more grateful for our generous sponsoring,but we not even got a christmas card. Scandalous.

Bocci said...

Yikes! That's alota fuel for sure! We weren't aware of another super cold spell heading our way...Thanks for the heads up, Frankie and Ernie!

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

That is a LOT of propane and wood, it must have been freezing. Hope you have warmer temperatures soon.
Dip and Elliot x

Sarge said...

Hey F-n-E!
Wow, that's a lot of cold! Brrrrrr fur surrrrrrrre. BOL I'm so ready for warm weather...I wanna go swimmie and play in my warm yard. I say "Grrrrrrr" to winter and "Come On" to Spring! I bet you do great zoomies on your snowmaster. BOL
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Sun Worshiper

Bouncing Bertie said...

Well Frankie, that is a lot of fuel, but be grateful you do not live in the UK where it is about 87 times more expensive than in the USA!!!
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

Ruby said...

Oh boys!!! That is amazin' guys!
I hopes it doesn't get freezin' cold again, like the weather dude was sayin'! You guys can come here, it's gonna be 70 this week!!
For the middle of January, that's just not right!
Stay warm guys!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

The Army of Four said...

After our 30-below wind chills last week, for SOME reason, our mom is thrilled that it's in the 50s today. She's crazy.
Cammie!

scotsmad said...

That woolly bear was certainly right! We can't imagine -13°. Hope the weather blabbers are wrong. That's a lot of fuel in just a couple of days!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello frankie and ernie its dennis the vizsla dog hay i shoor am glad that yoo mayd it thru the polar vorteks withowt running owt of fyools!!! if it gits too kold their agin i can send the majik flying koaster to pik yoo up and bring yoo to sunny sandy eggo for a spell!!! ok bye

Two French Bulldogs said...

Wow that is nutty. Mom better get you an Amish Fireplace
Lily

Murphy said...

Another one??? Noooooo! You better come over here and play with us!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Sagira said...

Oh no, not more cold!

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD...Dat a lot of poopane...

Me sitting here wit my A/C on. Hmmmm...is you guys on anudder planet??

FinleytheWestie said...

Brrrr... dat's COLD!! We got cold, but no precip dis last time...

Next 10 days is mild way down Texas Way... maybe y'all could head south?

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

R u kidding. We havent watched weather lately. We dont want more cold temps.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Yes that Vortex is COLD. Makes us wonder how much is heat this month. Stay Warm n Stay Safe. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

chicamom85 said...

I know what you mean you guys. Mommy says our bills are through the roof(whatever that means). It has been a cold one. I hope I can get a ride with you sometime on your 4 wheeler, but Frankie, could you drive please?


Loveys Sasha

Daisy said...

YIKES! I wondered how all the peeps and pups kept warm during this cold spell. I knew it had to be more than coats and blankies! Brrrr.....
oxox
Daisy

sprinkles said...

Wow, I think you're definitely gonna need more gas before the winter's over! I was cussing at the snow last week, but our winter has been nothing compared to yours. Hope that it starts to warm up there before long.

Mollie said...

OMG don't run out of gas Ernie can always do lots of farts to keep the house warm Bawahwhhahwhhahaha.Roll on Spring xxxoxxx

Mollie and Alfie

Mitch and Molly said...

We use heating oil to stay warm and that dwindled fast too. No more cold snaps, pretty please! UGH!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Wallace Wright-Parkin said...

OMD you guys, mom and dad's plane out of Dulles Intl. just-just made it before the Vortex hit...they said it was touch and go!

Make sure you get your gas filled up before the new spell arrives!

Wally & Sammy

marley said...

All quite mild wevver ere Frankie my pal….we is just burnin a fyoo logs an wotnot….no needs for vortex proteckshuns….

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

If only we could share our weather! I'd love some of your could and you could have more than a little of our heat! Then things would be pawfect!

PeeS. I got your photo, thanks mate!