Last November, we moved into a suburb of Oklahoma City. It was a record breaking winter ( and a likewise summer).....we were unprepared!
This year, we are giving the water pipes EXTRA insulation, have bought a small electric heater to keep them warm, even when the house is " bearable".
My hubby has built an insulalted storage shed to house our motorcyles, lawn mowers, and garden tiller. Last winter, they only had a make shift canopy to shield them.
We are stocking up on propane, have bought a bigger tank to run our grill, our water heater......no more, going to the store 2 x a week for fuel!
I am covering the garden grounds with grocery sack paper, to keep the weeds at bay and the topsoil from freezing dormant bulbs.
Extra weight is being added to our pick up beds, to reduce the sliding on ice.
The locals say........that the previous winter was unusual........I believe them, but over the last few years, the entire country has seen unusual weather patterns.
Still, I trust the time honored Old Farmers Almanac.
Some of our precautions are not necessary.......but who, am I to pick?