Winter wonderland

04 Dec

Just got off of the phone with a friend who was just in a conference call with the agencies involved and it looks like we’re heading into a 4 day event.  With heavy ice.  Whoopie!  Just what I want to see… (sarcasm: on)

Over an inch of ice is expected in the Sherman, TX area, with this thing reaching far into the State.  Baton down the hatches and cover the crops, neighbors!


Posted by on December 4, 2013 in Uncategorized


18 responses to “Winter wonderland

  1. Dannyboy53

    December 4, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Mary has been preparing for this all day buying groceries, etc. We are looking at rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow also starting tomorrow and running through Sunday. Temperatures dipping into the teens and next week into the single digits. So not much chance of it going away for at least a week. Maybe the weatherman will be wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time!

    Yeah ‘rat…this stinks. We don’t plan on going anywhere unless it’s an emergency, and may not then!

    EVERYBODY BE CAREFUL. I want to see you back here on this blog…not read about you in the newspaper.

    • The Soffitrat

      December 4, 2013 at 9:40 pm

      Same here. I thought you would get it worse. You normally do!

      • Dannyboy53

        December 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm

        The humidity is very high right now in our AO, near 100%. Everything is damp and dripping, fog yesterday morning and last night was so thick you could grab a hand full of it. Our low tonight is supposed to be around 40º but we won’t see that again for a while!

        • The Soffitrat

          December 4, 2013 at 9:53 pm

          Watch those roads up there! We went ‘over the hill’ a couple of times just a few weeks back. As you remember.

  2. Dannyboy53

    December 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Danged right, it’s easy to do! With all the hills and shady areas on the roads there are patches of ice sometimes all day. When we first moved up here Mary thought she had it made as both our vehicles are four wheel drive, she learned quickly that simply means she has 4 tires spinning instead of 2.

    Nope, we ain’t gettin’ out. Got plenty rations, propane and entertainment!

  3. Jamie

    December 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    The storm rolled through SW Idaho. No problems so far but may get some snow later this week. Snow shovel, sand and Ice melt are all standing by.

  4. The Soffitrat

    December 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    Danny has it much worse that I do. I have fairly level roads, compared. His are all up and down, left and right.

    • Dannyboy53

      December 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      The only thing level in our area is the surface of the bodies of water! What I’m dreading the most is the single digit temperatures coming up, locals are predicting 6º Monday night.

      Jamie i traveled through your area (I-84 Boise-Twin Falls) when I was driving over the road several years ago, beautiful country! But it was in the Spring as I remember, I think 2003. I didn’t run out west much at all, I preferred the East coast.

      Well, at least we all have time to prepare for this storm!

      • Jamie

        December 6, 2013 at 1:36 am

        Danny SW Idaho is considered flatlander country. SHHHH… Don’t tell rat but Idaho would be as big as Texas if we could just hammer the mountains flat!
        Some very pretty country back east but I hate the humidity in summer. I was born and raised in north Idaho amngst the biggest stand of White pine in the lower 48 states. But I have learned to love the high desert, mountains and canyons or SW. Idaho as well.

        • Dannyboy53

          December 6, 2013 at 10:31 am

          LOL! I won’t say anything Jamie, that would ruin them Texans. They would probably want to secede from the Union! We can’t allow that. But I do admire Idaho and Utah, that’s some pretty country.

          We woke this morning to about a two inch mix of ice, sleet and snow and more steadily coming down. Sure made it interesting going down the eight steps off the back deck to feed the ducks & chickens. Mary doesn’t like my idea of bringing them in the house…I thought it would be safer and easier to feed them!! Wonder why she is being so narrow-minded about this?

  5. The Soffitrat

    December 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    “We woke this morning to about a two inch mix of ice, sleet and snow and more steadily coming down.”

    See! That’s what you get for talking about Texas! 😀 You. And those ducks of yours!

    • Dannyboy53

      December 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Yeah, I haven’t learned to shut up after all these years! This is good weather for a duck though, they love it!
      They’re morons.

      • The Soffitrat

        December 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

        And we’re suppose to get more of this on Sunday! Our new people, from California, are still standing in their rubber boots, trying to figure out Texas weather.

        • Dannyboy53

          December 6, 2013 at 7:31 pm

          LOL…good luck with figuring it out! Nobody else has.

  6. Jamie

    December 6, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    We don’t get sleet or freezing rain much here in Idaho. We are supposed to get an inch or two of snow tonight so I’m going to put out a little Ice melt on the sidewalks tonight. Putting the ice melt out before the smow hits makes the shoveling go faster and easier.

    • Dannyboy53

      December 6, 2013 at 7:34 pm

      Jamie you can have ours if you like, I would send it to you if I could! It has been snowing here for over an hour, still falling at this time. Roads still iced up, some shut down. We’ve been sitting around watching movies and taking it easy together…sorta nice actually!

      • The Soffitrat

        December 6, 2013 at 7:42 pm

        Yeah, as you know, ice is mainly all we get! Solid ice. Everywhere! Keep the hands to yourself!

        • Dannyboy53

          December 6, 2013 at 11:09 pm

          Soffitrat I remember coming through Raton pass in NM and across into Amarillo one night. Took me all night as there was a blinding snowstorm blowing almost sideways from Raton almost all the way to Amarillo. I found a place to stop and sleep that one off when I hit I-40.

          My little Cherokee is getting around pretty good now ‘rat!


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