Dust in the Wind

Annual intrusion of Saharan dust has benefits, drawbacks If you’ve been wondering what’s behind the unusually hazy skies we’ve seen lately, just look to the east. No, not Florida – keep going – all the way across the Atlantic. The source is the Saharan Air Layer, or SAL – plumes of dust blown all the … Continue reading Dust in the Wind

Hutto family keenly aware of importance of reliable water service

The pipes beneath my 120-year-old house were no match for the Winter storm of February 2021. As is crucial with a home on a pier and beam foundation, we heeded the advice of plumbers and local authorities: Our pipes were insulated, a heat cable was installed, and of course, we didn't just drip; we ran a steady … Continue reading Hutto family keenly aware of importance of reliable water service