Yes. But I don't think he drained the pipes. We had most of the above ground ones covered and that should be good enough. Some plants are covered and one pot is in the garage. Last year, he put it inside the house and it's a long time before the house is without those annoying tiny little flying insects as they used the soil in our indoor plants as breeding ground.
It was 5 when I got up this morning at dawn. Now it's something like 10. It's supposed to get up to 36 today, but it's hard to believe. At least the sun is shining brightly; the sky is brilliant deep blue; and there's not a cloud in the sky.
But you remind me of living in Houston when the threat of freezing temps would make us cover plants and turn on all the faucets so that the pipes wouldn't freeze. Because of the high water table in Houston, all the water pipes in the house are above ground and in newer construction run overhead so if they burst the house floods.
I still remember one man in the neighborhood explaining to me patiently and patronizingly as men so many times speak to women that running water froze more readily than still water.
I tried to argue with him, but you know that's useless so I went home and turned on my faucets anyway. Next morning they are trying to thaw their pipes with a hair dryer.