Weather systems in north Texas = unpredictable!Such has been the case this past week. Weather forecasts warned of an arctic blast and that is precisely what we got. Last Wednesday we were enjoying high temps of near 80 degrees followed by a drop of 50 degrees the following afternoon. Drastic swings are not uncommon in the Lone Star State. A blast of ice covering much of north Texas two weeks before the official start to winter, however, is less expected.The precept began Thursday evening and continued through early Friday morning. Snow would have been nice, but we were pelted with sleet and freezing rain…3 to 4 inches of it. Fortunately, electricity, water and heater have behaved and are keeping us comfortable. We lost such luxuries for a few days at our home and business back in January 2011, so we are especially grateful for a warm, cozy home!
Barn cats and chickens have forced us out a few times each day as they depend on water (that is NOT frozen) and food. Taking pictures of our ice-covered surroundings helped motivate me to get on with those chilly chores.Here’s hoping you and yours are safe and warm!