OMG IT’s COLD.
It’s 13 degrees outside my house right now. Which doesn’t sound too bad until you factor in the wind chill of -1. NEGATIVE ONE! I think this is officially the coldest wind chill I’ve ever experienced. (Maybe I did go skiing once, but I don’t remember the wind being so cold.)
The Superbowl people are probably freaking out right now. God might love the Cowboys, but He doesn’t seem too fond of Jerry Jones and the “Big Game” host committee right now. Actually, the weather by Sunday will be nice. It’s the travelers that will be disrupted.
People from other parts of the country think that Texans freak out about a little bit of snow. We’ll cancel school for as little as an inch. But the problem with frozen precipitation in North Texas isn’t snow, it’s the ice. We usually get sleet and frozen ice instead of snow, and when we do get snow, it melts then freezes into sheets of ice over the roads, which are much more treacherous. Plus, no one here knows how to drive on the frozen stuff, and we don’t have snowplows.
Also, my dogs are freaking out! They don’t want to go out into the cold. Penny finally sucked it up and did her business but Mom’s dogs… they’re wimps on the best days.
ANYWAY. They’ve warned us that there are going to be rolling blackouts to balance out the power demands. I’ve got a hot carafe of coffee and a fire going. The laptop is all charged up. Hopefully this means we’ll miss out on in in my neighborhood.
IT’s cold all over, so keep warm, guys! Catch you on the defrost!