Friday, January 8, 2010

BRRR!

Not even three weeks into winter, and It's Snowtime! Winter in this part of the country never really begins until well into January, and then it's basically in name only. Nothing really to write home about. But this year...!!!

  • *Snow* on Xmas Eve!!! True, just a slight dusting, but in central Texas snow is snow, and on Xmas morning, there was some still left in the shady places. Almost-White Almost-Xmas. UNHEARD OF!!!
  • Just a few days later, it happened again! Two snows in less than one week's time! Now, according to M, in New York these would barely qualify as flurries, but in Texas we take what we can get.
  • Yesterday, after scraping and de-icing, my Man took off for work one hour later than his usual 5:30 am departure time, only to return in half an hour with this report: "I barely got as far as Walgreen's. My windshield kept icing up, and I had to pull over four times to scrape the ice. So I turned around and came home, and I am going to call in."
  • According to the news yesterday: "Anchorage, Alaska; Someplace in Antarctica (I really should take better notes.); and Another Anonymous Place (I really should take better notes!). Q: What do these three places have in common? A: They are all warmer than Austin, Texas today.
  • We are going for our third night of record-breaking cold, as in overnight temperatures of 8-10º. Previous record is 15º. In 1913. That is almost a century!
  • No frozen pipes for us, thank goodness, unless you count the outside faucet connected to the dog-waterer. But, we did have a friend over for a shower today, due to frozen pipes at his house.
  • And it isn't just Texas. From the wastelands of Kansas, D reports that it took three city trucks and a monster tow truck six hours to free the garbage truck from the snowdrift in front of her house.
Somebody call Al Gore! This Global Warming simply has to stop!

4 comments:

Civilla said...

Brrr! Everybody is having a cold winter in our country, it seems.

Just Say No to Cardinals said...

Rookies.

Go south for the winter. Antarctica is warming up to the 40's and 50's right about now.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Brrr! I am cold, just reading your post! (I'm a cold all the time...we are in Southern, coastal Georgia and I ALWAYS use my heated seat in my little car!)

My dad lives in Northern WI and it cracks me up when he says something like "It's warming up to 15 degrees today..." Yikes!

Blessings & Aloha!
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50s Housewife said...

We are cold in my part of Texas too (north of you). I can't get over all the snow and ice we've had!