And we’re not just talking snow, which I normally enjoy and even feel envy for those in other parts of the world getting when they get the white stuff. Gosh, last week’s blog post had my envy front and center as I shared friends’ pics of the gorgeous stuff. Now I have my own. This past Sunday was Valentines Day. And we’d had freezing temps before this.
This is the week I normally send out my NEWSLETTER. However, we’re in the throes of one of the worst winter storms on record. Especially for here in Texas where our winter storms come in 2-3 day stints at a time. This one has been going on for over a week and has several more days in it.
Because of the excruciatingly low temps with high winds many of us in the Fort Worth area have lost power. Now that’s never a good thing any time of year, but our temps have been way below freeing for days now. We were supposed to experience rolling blackouts. And we did at the beginning. Three times in the wee hours of Monday morning. Then it went off at 6:30 & hasn’t returned as I post this on Wednesday afternoon. Lots of Fort Worth and throughout Texas without power. Some are managing to hunker down and keep warm. We just couldn’t. And thankfully had a place to go.
Just read the lack of power could be off through Thursday, maybe even Friday. 😦
So grateful our older daughter had room for us to camp out. Now it was interesting when her husband and their big dog arrived from ranch where they were taking care of the cows. Charley and Drake have never met! Drake weighs 85 lbs and Charley weighs 8 lbs! I hope to have pictures to share. (We chose to sit in Kat’s bedroom with Charley. 🙂 )
We made a trip back out to the lake on Tuesday afternoon to pick up extra water, LaCroix, and wine. 🙂 Roads not bad at all. The lake was frozen over. Maybe not like it did in in 1920s but clearly frozen. The house was sooooo cold. So grateful to be where there is heat & water, though there are rumors we may lose our water!! I don’t write “end times” books, but it may be time to start. 🙂
Bow, when the groundhog predicted 6 more weeks of winter, he wasn’t kidding!
I confess not to wearing my mask at my daughters’. I started out wearing one, but then we had to eat. Since I have to take it off to eat and drink, and the cold temps mean I can’t go outside to eat…well I cratered.
I’m writing this on my Surface Pro, which is working better than I expected. I’m spoiled by my Dell desktop with super large screen and ergonomic key board.
Praying the temps continue to go up and no one dies from this bitter cold. I’m embarrassed to admit how much I’ve missed regular TV. My daughter has a ROKU thing and none of my regular channels on. I know in the big scheme of things, this is soooo unimportant!
Vaccine UPDATE: No news. Still on the wait list for first shot. 😦 And I’m sure now with so many places closed because of weather, everything will be pushed back more.
WIP UPDATE: More than 50 K words written. The cold temps and snow we’re experiencing have helped make my snow scenes much more realistic.:)
Please do pray for all those who are suffering from this gigantic storm. I hope you are safe and warm. What do you do when you have to hunker down because of inclement weather or loss of power? Do you have a backup generator? (We don’t, but that’s at the top of my To-Do list once we get through this difficult time. Be safe out there. NEWSLETTER next week with another GIVEAWAY opportunity. Love to hear from you.
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