Icemageddon 2015 — Texas Style
We’re preparing for Icemageddon 2015, our yearly sleet, snow and ice storm that closes down the entire DFW Metroplex with a half an inch of anything. But you have to realize, folks around here can’t drive when it’s dry, if it rains it looks like a demolition derby and a bit of frozen precipitation makes most DFW folks lose their minds.
When I say *lose their minds* I am NOT exaggerating.
The local news was set up at one of the supermarkets and it was a knock-down, drag out madhouse. It’s pretty much a local joke that some folks haven’t caught on to yet but even the news people are in on it now; ‘OK folks, we’re expecting a lite dusting of snow with no accumulation but JUST IN CASE, go and buy as much milk, bread and eggs as you possibly can…’
Some folks listen, some go WAY overboard with it.
There was one woman being interviewed that had $1,400 dollars in the baskets, yes, I did say BASKETS, several of them, and they showed her and some guy loading up the car.
The news people asked her, “Why did you buy so much? Is this your normal buying?”
She said, with a toothless grin, ‘Naw, we jes don’t wanna get caught is some bad storm and then be on the news because we starved to death…’
I didn’t have to make a *store run*, we try to stay pretty well supplied all the time, it’s a thing my wife and I both picked up from our parents; it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. That applies to more than food too.
So, I stroll to the pantry and do an inventory and declare *WE WILL SURVIVE*, currently we have…
Spicy Pork Skins
I am ready for Icemageddon 2015.
I don’t drink much, it’s a rare occasion when I DO take a drink but there are a few beers in the box and a special bottle of Crown Royal that has never been opened, we have had it for well over 20 years.
I know it doesn’t age once it’s in the bottle but I got to thinking, one of my wife’s drivers gave her that bottle as a Christmas gift at least 25 years ago. It’s for an emergency only, because if I open it, I will need emergency medical help after Becky beats me with a skillet. LMAO
Here’s the serious part; Schools are closed in my area, Garland, Mesquite and Rockwall School Districts are closed, the bridge over the lake on Hwy 66 here in Rowlett is reported as icy, a few other spots around town, and the area are icing and according to the weather people it is going to get very icy in the morning.
Here’s the latest from DOTD in North East Louisiana:
Due to winter weather conditions, DOTD announces that Interstate 49 in Caddo Parish, between La. 1 in north Shreveport to the Arkansas state line, is closed immediately to traffic. Traffic will be detoured to U.S. 71.
This is from our City Government in Rowlett:
Attention Rowlett Citizens: The City of Rowlett will be delayed in opening until 10am. We will revisit early tomorrow morning if additional delays are needed. Emergency Services personnel and Public Works Staff will be working throughout the night. The city has opened the Emergency Operations Center to help monitor conditions throughout Rowlett. I will provide additional updates as available.
Please make sure your phones are charged in case you lose power. Please do not go out unless absolutely necessary.
Let me tell you something folks; there may be better places to live than Rowlett but I don’t know where they are.
We have the greatest people and the best City Officials you could ever ask for, and the folks here all stick together to help each other in times of need, so, bring it on, we will get through whatever nature throws our way, and we’ll be pulling together to make it happen!