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2011/032: Bonus – Winter Weather (1)

Let it snow sleet, let it snow sleet, let it snow sleet!

Seems to always be in February, that north Texas is getting ice. It started as rain last night, and with falling temperatures, turned to sleet/ice around 4:40 am (yes, I was already up!) and for once our school district wasn’t the last one to decide that schools would be closed today. I was actually a little surprised that they cancelled, because everyone around us can be closed or delayed, but we are open, and on time.
The next few days are going to be brutal, with highs in the 20’s and lows in the teens or single digits! That might be balmy for the northern States right now, but it’s pretty darn cold for Texas. No worries for anyone who is flying in for the Super Bowl, on Sunday the high is supposed to be close to 60 degrees F.

Ice on the outside of the living room window

The hood of my car

Frozen puddle

Ice/sleet on the railing of our front porch

The hood of my car again

More tomorrow (as bonus post)

12 responses

  1. LOVE the railing picture!!

    Oh, and yeah, it is going to be BRUTAL for you tomorrow (said sarcastically)…you poor things! Can I send you our 2 feet of snow that is coming?? (that is on top of the 6-8 inches we are getting currently)?

    Winter sucks but you make it look beautiful, M!

    1. February, 2011 at 14:16

    • Thanks, Tracy.
      Hey, our house isn’t insulated!! Just cedar shingles over top of old siding (we didn’t do it!). The living room is the only one with insulation, and double-paned windows. And YES, SEND THAT SNOW!!!!! We’re getting some snow flurries right now, but that’s not going to add up to any kind of accumulation 😦

      1. February, 2011 at 14:20

      • Oh, and the railing picture is one of my favorites, too. That’s a tree in the background, and the blue is Greg’s shoebox.. I mean car!

        1. February, 2011 at 14:24

      • I’m really beginning to question your sanity, Michaela! You know you are MORE THAN WELCOME to fly right up and over and help shovel!! 🙂

        I’ll even feed you! 🙂 And, if you are nice, I’ll let you wear my heated snowboarding pants and new boots….;-)

        1. February, 2011 at 14:27

        • I’m perfectly sane… just snow-deprived 😉 I would fly up in a heartbeat, there’s just one little problem… DFW Airport is closed!
          I NEED those pants!!! I’ll tell you why when I reply to your e-mail…

          1. February, 2011 at 14:43

  2. doreen3boys

    as pretty as these pics are, ice sucks! so dangerous, so much worse than snow. yes, the railing shot w/ the blue is perfection!

    Stay warm!

    1. February, 2011 at 14:35

    • You’re so right! I’d much rather have snow than ice. I don’t know how they are now, but the roads were a MESS this morning, but still you see these idiots on those big overpasses (like this one http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:High_Five.jpg) and they either get stuck, slide around, or get in an accident. It would be too smart to stay home. TX does not use salt!

      1. February, 2011 at 14:49

  3. Becky Sue

    Yes, the deck railing rocks! Wait till you see my photos. ugh. We’re in between storms now. We quite possibly received 8″ with the first.

    1. February, 2011 at 15:16

    • Can’t wait to see! But I guess that means clearing off your roof again? Crossing my fingers that the second storm won’t bring as much snow as the first!

      1. February, 2011 at 17:21

  4. Looks pretty in your pictures. I’m not sure I would appreciate ice in person, though. I’m hoping we’ll get mostly snow out of it. Ice could really be bad.

    1. February, 2011 at 17:18

    • Thanks, Robin. I think this was more sleet than ice, although that still made the roads pretty slippery. Hopefully yours will be all snow.

      1. February, 2011 at 17:22

  5. dalia

    welcome to my world!! stay safe! love the pics!!

    1. February, 2011 at 21:00

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