The polar vortex ruled the news and tormented most of the country this week. We never hit zero but temperatures dipped to the single-digits. This kind of cold hasn’t been felt in our area since 1985.
Thanks to the cold, many people dealt with frozen pipes. I’ve heard that plumbers are booked for the next two weeks. Home improvement stores have sold out of plumbing supplies.
The image above was the homemade spigot cover that our property management company asked us to construct. The spigot is inside an old gym sock (clean but small hole in the toe) and wrapped with a dish towel. There is some duct tape securing this construction. The whole thing is wrapped in a plastic bag. I think MacGyver would be proud.