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WHAT: Random | WHEN: February 7, 2011 | WHERE: Plano, TX
|To say we don't get a lot of winter around these here parts 1) sounds hill-billyish ('these here parts'? really?) and 2) is a bit of an understatement. That being said, the only thing we were under most of last week is house arrest due to ice and snow. People around here don't do well with the winter elements, and most of the city shuts down with a little sub-freezing weather + precipitation. The problem is we don't have salt trucks down here. Instead, any time it snows or ices over, the city sends out trucks to spread sand around all over the roads. Now, I don't know a lot about science... only that Ben Franklin discovered electricity, Edison perfected the light bulb, and according to the National Enquirer, hair spray is ruining the world, but even I know sand doesn't melt snow and ice.
Perhaps the city is trying to divert our attention and diffuse the complaints about not having salt trucks by spreading sand hoping it will remind everyone of the beach and in turn the weeks of 100+ degree temps we'll have in about 5 months, and that ultimately we'll cherish this taste of Antarctica.
In any case, I didn't really leave the house from last Monday night through last Friday except to meet Kylie out at the airport late Wednesday night and a trip or two to Red Box. In hindsight, I wish I woulda taken a few more images during Weather-palooza 2.0, but, well, I was too busy sittin' by the fireplace during the rolling power blackouts.
Here's our Ohio State gnome we got for Christmas sitting out on the back patio.
|According to my measurements, it looks like we got about 3/4 of a gnome of snow last week. Impressive.|
|Unfortunately everythings melted now, and all we've got left to show from Weather-palooza 2.0 is dirty, sandy roads... like a ghetto beach... reminding me of the blistering temps coming our way soon. Booooo.|