So, after today I promise not to bore you with any more posts about the weather, ok?
You probably already heard about our ice storm that has brought the city to its knees for the past three days. [honestly, in the midwest, this would have been a minor storm, but they refuse to use salt here, so it never melts!] Last night the forecast was for snow, but the amounts kept changing... it sounded like we would probably get an inch or less and life would go on. When we woke up and looked outside this morning, there was already over 4 inches on the ground. More fell throughout the morning and EVERYTHING was cancelled and closed. Another day off from work. I only went to work 2 days this week!!! This is crazy.
It is a bit of an inconvenience - houses down here aren't really made for cold weather like this and our house is COLD. We've had some rolling blackouts. The most annoying thing of all is that the dishwasher and washing machine are not working... I think the pipes are slightly frozen. I'm just crossing my fingers that there will be no problems when they finally thaw.
Well, the Super Bowl is this weekend and if you haven't heard, it's being held here in Dallas for the first time ever. While I don't really give a hoot about football, I do feel very sorry for the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth. There has been excitement for months and businesses were really counting on increased traffic and millions of dollars in increased revenue this entire week from people coming down for the big game. The place where I work [and many other places in town] hired extra temporary workers to keep up with the crowds, but things have been just dead due to the weather. Hopefully things will pick up tomorrow and Sunday, but each weather forecast I see seems to be worse. It's really too bad... [but a little ironic].
The snow today has been gorgeous though. Here are some photos I snapped:
In other news, we have spent a lot of time cleaning and organizing . . . [lol]
Drinking hot chocolate . . . [probably gallons!]
And admiring our adorable cats . . .
|Scooter is always on guard...|
|. . . because this could happen at any moment!|
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