NOT Deja Vu, All Over Again, in Texas!

Feb 14 2021

Almost a year ago we had record breaking cold in the state of Texas. We lost six pine trees and had rolling blackouts for two days before the power was back on to stay. That was a couple of months before I started this blog. How time flies!

We stayed home today and watched the snow begin to melt a bit after the sun came out and the temps climbed to 36°. The sun glinting off the snow was a bit much in the living room so we ended up closing the blinds today. Temps will be near 20° tonight and begin to warm up tomorrow. This is more normal for our area. When we get precip this time of the year it tends to be sleet or freezing rain, followed by snow and more ice, but not a lot of build up to speak of. It melts off pretty soon because the temps will begin rising above freezing before there is a huge problem. Just SOP for NE Texas and we may go five or ten years in between this kind of weather.

There have been multiple reports of vehicles sliding off the area roads and highways. Less than a mile from us, someone slid off the road and hit a tree. No injuries, fortunately. There have been multiple reports of jack-knifed semis in North Texas and Southern Oklahoma, shutting down traffic for hours at a time. There have been some power outages in Fannin County to the east of us, but they had more freezing rain than we did and several power lines and trees down. Hopefully, they are back up and running by now.

Seems like our power grid is good to go this year, at least we are fine where we live. We are still waiting for the whole house generator to arrive. They’ve been back ordered for nearly a year, no surprises there. I’ll feel 100% better when we don’t have to worry about being without power, or heat, ever again. And I want a freezer in the garage so we can stock up and not worry about losing our food due to a power outage.

Our son-in-law managed to get to the Dallas area to work and back today, safe and sound. He’s a contractor and has regular customers who rely on him for work.

The weather is bothering my joints so I’ve not done much in the way of knitting or crochet today, just puttering around on the laptop off and on, when I wasn’t doing laundry, making beds, or in the kitchen. We’re watching Law & Order reruns for lack of anything else on TV on a Friday evening.

I was looking at notifications on my blog home page and was amazed to discover that I now have 100 followers! Imagine that! I mentioned it to Brad and wondered at that many people being interested in my online musings and babblings. He asked me what I write about most days. I said just daily, mundane things mostly. He said that’s probably why people like my blog. It’s normal, daily life without all the nonsense on social media and in the news. I guess. Still, I find it puzzling that so many people care about what I have to say.

I don’t do much on social media, just pop in on Gab, MeWe, Bongino’s Locals page to see what is going on. I check on what my daughter has posted on FB and see what is going on in our neck of the woods through a local group on FB.

All anyone can talk about for the last couple of days is Whoopie Goldberg getting suspended from The View for two weeks, the trucker convoy in Canada and Mark Zuckerberg falling from the 8th wealthiest to the 13th wealthiest in the world after Facebook pretty much crashed on the market. They are hemorrhaging members as users are fleeing the site and finding other venues like Gab and Zuck has literally lost billions of dollars. Oh, gee. What a shame.

No one cares about Whoopie or Zuck and we all hope the truckers in Canada kick butt for weeks to come, praying the same thing happens in this country.

Another interesting fact is what is going on with Dan Bongino’s Rumble platform. He has gained tens of thousands of followers on his account alone since Youtube banned him for life. Way to go, Youtube! Users are leaving there and coming to Rumble. On a side note: Dan is down with Covid again. Praying he makes a full recovery like last time.

Lara Logan has quit Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram according to this Daily Wire article. She will be on Gettr and Locals. Maybe we will see her on Gab soon. I didn’t care for Gettr. I follow Bongino and a couple of other people on Locals. I should look Lara up and follow her as well.

It’s nearly time for the 10:00 pm local news, so I’ll say good evening and have a blessed night. Catch all ya’ll tomorrow…

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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