2023 February 02

Too cold to get out of bed

THIS tree looks so pretty encased in sparkling crystals of frozen rain. Many of it’s kin didn’t fair as well. Many trees are broken or even uprooted by the weight of the ice.

Day 37°. Cloudy. A chance of rain showers freezing rain with a slight chance of thunderstorms this morning then a slight chance a rain showers this afternoon. Ice accumulation around a trace. Highs in the lower 40s. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 miles per hour chance of precipitation 50%. Night 31°. Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lowe’s in a lower 30s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
Leander Texas WINTER STORM WARNING remains in effect until 10:00 a.m. Central Standard time this morning
What significant icing expected. Additional ice accumulations up to a tenth of an inch will be possible over the warning area.
WHERE portions of the Southern Edwards plateau, Hill country, and some areas along the west of I-35 corridor.
WHEN until 10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time thursday.
IMPACTS the numerous power outages and tree damage threat is ongoing as I accumulation continues to increase. Very hazardous travel condition with any non-emergency travel being discouraged.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS the greatest ice accumulations are forecast across the Hill Country and Northern portions of the I-35 corridor.

ELLA was up before I this morning. She had made toast, nuked the bacon, wedged oranges, and reheated the coffee. All that was left for me was to fry the eggs.

AFTER breakfast we took our game and our drinks to the community room in hopes that others might join us. Joe arrived, poured some coffee and joined us at the table. He didn’t play but did visit with us for a while.

AROUND ten o’clock I went out to hopefully get the car door open so I could start and deice our little putt-mobile. No go. I them called the doctor’s office to let them know I couldn’t make it to my appointment.

CORN chowder and matzos for lunch. Ella had been encouraging me to make this for several weeks. This seemed like a good day to do so.


ABOUT three o’clock it was warmed to 35°. I went out and began chipping away at the ice covering our car. Surprisingly, it was relatively easy to scrape the ice around the edges of the door. Once that was done I could open it. I got in and started the engine and turned on the heater and windshield defroster.


FROM six to seven I called bingo in the community room. People seemed to enjoy themselves.

THE movie tonight in the theater room was “The Lost City” with Sandra Bullock. I had seen it before but remembered that it was a fun movie.

©2023 Thomas E Williams

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