I know, IAN...not a big deal for you hearty east-coasters, but a
pretty big deal for us in North Texas. Looks like DFW had about
ten inches of snow between about midnight last night and right
now. They say this is the most snow around here since the late
Thankfully, the temp stayed just above freezing all day, so
going to work and coming home was not a problem. Tomorrow
morning, after the freeze, that will be a different story. It
will be icy, but I figure since tomorrow is a Friday, and Monday
being a quasi-holiday for a lot of people, AND with schools and
businesses closed tomorrow, I should be fine.
It's not driving in icy weather that bugs me, but all the OTHER
people around me. Now, I can understand being cautious, and
nobody expects you to go the speed limit...but 20 MPH? That's
not reasonable. I don't want you around me if you are going
The way I look at it, if you are afraid to drive more than 20
MPH, then you have no business being on the road at all. Stay
away from me.
Somebody at work gave me a good tip today...when you arrive
at your destination, let the windshield wipers do a final pass.
Then you lift the wipers UP so they stick out and are off the
windshield, and you take a large beach towel and spread it
across the window. When you get ready to head out into the
wilderness, you just pick up the towel, and you have a clean
Some folks at work built a snowman:
It is cool to have snow on my car, this is not normal:
(Sorry, crappy cell phone pictures)
At our work, they always offer to put us up in a hotel for the
night during this kind of weather. They want to make sure we are
able to show up the next day. I don't do that, however, as I am
not comfortable going to a hotel un-prepared with no clean
clothes, etc. Besides, from what I hear, they all just get
drunk and either don't show up ANYWAY the next day, or are late.
Even cooler to have it still snowing when I get home:
Updated...here are a few from early this morning.
We ended up with about 14 inches total:
Peace be with you.