It has been cold . . for Texas. It’s hovered just above freezing all day after being in the very low 20’s when we got up this morning. I had the greenhouse heat set to go off at 10 a.m. when it was going to be about 34 outside. By 3 p.m., the outside temps had started dropping and there was no sun so Vince went out to get eggs and turn the heater back on in the greenhouse. Almost as soon as he left, I heard sleet hitting the roof.
Tonight it’s supposed to be 30 with “a bit of ice” and the high tomorrow is 39 with some rain and then in the 50’s Sunday with another chance of rain. We’ll take the rain but Mother Nature can keep the ice.
Speaking of ice, Chad called and said “Well, I’ve had my second wreck!” I was going to say I didn’t consider that really a wreck but then I remembered his first accident and it was barely off the road too but the results were much different.
Today, he was able to get the truck towed out of the ditch and then drive it home. Last time . . it wasn’t ever to be driven again.
I will always be so very thankful that no one was hurt and and that huge, bone dry (in August) cornfield didn’t catch fire.
I’m glad today he slid into the ditch and not into oncoming traffic. He usually doesn’t drive the truck to work but today he was picking up lumber to make another table. He said the roads in the little town where he works were pretty icy and they had a truck out working on them before the tow truck even got there.
So . . the weather in Texas isn’t so bad. At least our streets aren’t dangerous . . not in our area anyway.