EVERY frickin' year. It never fails. Conventional wisdom sez... and I'll quote... "You can stop worrying simply by leaving faucets at the end of plumbing runs turned on just enough to barely drip."
Yeah, right. Been there, done that, set a drip last night while the temp was still north of 32 degrees, and we awoke this morning to NO water. We're froze up. A slow drip is NOT enough, you need a stream. I should know that, given my drawer is stuffed full of these gotdamned tee shirts.
Well, we do have four gallons of emergency water... we're not ENTIRELY stoopid... and the forecast is for 40 degrees. I should get my shower sometime this afternoon.