Friday, February 27, 2015

From Ice to Snow to Ice

Winter weather in Texas is so unpredictable.  We are a large state and it can be frozen in the north while others are sunning on the beaches.  This week has been " that week" when winter hits with all its force.

Earlier in the week we had 2 days of ice.  Wednesday there was a little snow and yesterday just cold.  But this morning was a different story.  Those in the north chuckle at us that 3 inches of snow could shut down a city.  Remember that we are not equipped for this.  Even though it happens usually once a year, that is not enough financially to invest in all the equipment that northern states have.

This morning as I came out of Mass it was briskly snowing.  I made my way on down to Mr. Golfer's office to begin my first day of helping.   It soon became clear that the weather was worsening and I was sent home.  A scary drive.  I chose to take the tollway to avoid major traffic, but the roads were not well traveled and I had much difficulty navigating a solid road of snow.  No lanes visible at all.  What is usually an 8 minute drive turned into 1.5 hours.  We live at the top of a hill and the last block to our house was actually the most treacherous.  Cars were spinning out and sliding into the curb.  I don't have 4 wheel drive, but I do have a very heavy car.  I was able to get around and up the hill so I could turn on our street.

It took Mr. Golfer 2 more hours to get home.  He drives a Mini Cooper and his trip was a little more difficult than mine.  The daughters here all had to navigate there way to pick up the littles and get to their own homes.  I finally breathed a sigh of relief when the last text came in that everyone was safe.

But a little light in the middle of all this.  Daughter Caitlin in Montana ( who realizes that even though she lives in much deeper snow and has chains on her tires that it is serious here when we get this) had some great news.

Caitlin is an excellent writer.  She shares this love with her father who has a degree in Journalism.  If you live where this magazine is available, let me know!!!!

Tonight we are expecting sleet on top of this snow and everything tomorrow is cancelled. That includes our first dance lesson with a new instructor.  That makes me very sad:(((((

Stay warm!


  1. This post could have been written by me last week....schools were closed for a week, still yucky stuff on sidewalks and yards, but the streets are at least finally cleared. The well traveled ones, anyway. We get paralyzed, too, during any kind of weather. For me (grew up and learned to drive in the north) the worst part is how no one here knows how to drive in this mess. Our good old country boys in their big trucks go flying and spinning and reeking havoc all over town!!! Hunker down. Spring is around the corner (so they tell me!)
    Congrats to you daughter!!! How fun!!!!

    1. I didn't learn how to drive in it until my husband taught me. I would just as well stay home:)

  2. It has definitely been a crazy week!! Glad to hear you and your family are all safe. Luckily, our schools here in Allen opted to adhere to regular scheduling so I didn't have to get out in the worst of it yesterday to pick anyone up. Today we are hibernating!!

    I also wanted to let you know I gifted a friend recently with a Drawstrings and she absolutely loved it!!

    1. Hi Marianna! Fun that we are so close in distance! So happy about the Drawsteing bag:))) please come again!

  3. I can't believe that we here in the Pacific Northwest are having the mildest winter of pretty much all the states, I think! I am missing snow, we got one tiny little flurry this year and that's it! Your house is so beautiful, especially with the snow. Stay safe!