Friday, February 12, 2010

Wow! Once in a lifetime! (Times 2)

For my Yankee friends this is nothing new, but 12.5 inches of snow in 24 hours is a record for north Texas. We have no plows, no salt, just sand for bridges and overpasses. Needless to say, there is no school today. We had no power from about 9:00 pm yesterday until about 3:00 am today. For the first time in years I slept for over nine hours. Life is good, I needed the rest.

My dog is in heaven.

The snow started early Thursday morning. We swept all the snow off the windshields about 4:00 in the afternoon on Thursday. But the snow kept coming and coming.

The bushes are bowed with the weight of the snow. Power has been out all over the place from tree branches falling. You might notice a ladder in the backyard. Doesn't everyone have one? That's our tethering base for the dog, since we haven't yet dog proofed the fence against our little escape artist. A spring break task?

Global warming? You've got to be kidding. It will be interesting to watch all the ways the record cold and snow of this winter will be spun as a side effect. Some people need to find real jobs rather than creating a self-serving "green" industry.

Trapped in Oklahoma City on December 24, 2009 during its record setting snowfall and now this. What's next?

1 comment:

Sherry said...

It's gorgeous--but I'm sorry you lost power. Did you have a gas fireplace, maybe, to camp out in front of? I hope the cats haven't broken it lately :).