My mom gave me this genius idea. Use an inexpensive swim noodle (found at Dollar Tree for one dollar) to insulate outside pipes and faucets. Cut a length of the noodle to fit the pipe or faucet, cut a slit in the side, and slip it over the pipe/faucet. Inexpensive, and works just as good as the more expensive pipe insulation.
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When it gets below 20 degrees and you have a crawl space under your house and no protection for your water pipes or just want to be cautious-try this: Open all your cabinet doors under sinks and let the faucets slowly drip. Put bowls under the faucets, that collects the water for later use, for watering plants, etc. We had our drains freeze once doing this, so I use the bowl method now. If the water runs over, it will go down the drain, but just check periodically and add new bowl.
When we did this & our pipes didn't freeze.
When a physical condition stopped me from working out, I was disappointed. I tried to lower the intensity but with little success. I had hit a wall and needed a door, a way out. I found it with qi gong. I realized that I had to think outside the box to find an exercise that I could do with little pain so that I would remain consistent. It is less intense than what I was doing before, but it gets me moving and I feel good afterwards. If you hit a wall, don't give up. Look for a door.
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