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Friday!

Itzl AlertingAs you can see by Itzl's concerned look, this group is for us to check in at to let people know we are alive, doing OK, and not affected by such things as heat, blizzards, floods, wild fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, power outages, or other such things that could keep us off DKos. It's also so we can find other Kossacks nearby for in-person checks when other methods of communication fail - a buddy system. Members come here to check in. If you're not here, or anywhere else on DKos, and there are adverse conditions in your area (floods, heatwaves, hurricanes, etc.), we and your buddy are going to check up on you. If you are going to be away from your computer for a day or a week, let us know here.  We care!

If you'd like to be part of the Itzl Alert Network, please leave a comment asking to join, or send us a message asking to join. We'd love to have you. The bigger our network, the less likely someone will be stranded all alone.

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Those of you in the winter storm area, if you've got power and internet, please do check in - we're worried about you!

No more precip here until Monday, we're in a warming trend down in OK. Although it was low 20's this morning.

I've insulated my house enough that the coldest it gets inside now is around 40. An electric blanket, fingerless gloves, and a warm cap is all we need for warmth.

The gas stove provides a bit of extra warmth, too, and if it wasn't going to warm up to the 50's and 60's, I'd put on a pot of Backburner Soup.

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