It’s cold here in Texas . Like really cold . A cold I’m not used to nor would I ever see myself getting used to . Unlike many people in my home state , I have electricity. For now . After being without it for over 24 hours, I’m preparing for when it goes out again .
Say a prayer for us in Texas . We aren’t ok . In the midst of a historic winter event , we are dangerously close to falling over a precipice . We can’t even look to the forecast for a glimmer of hope because that’s when the real power of Mother Nature shows it’s teeth . The total damage done by the last weeks of extreme cold , snow and ice won’t be realized until it all finally starts to thaw.
Today the forecasted high is a toasty 27 degrees which sounds like heaven after waking up to a wind chill of -18 two mornings ago. It’s all about perspective and on any other day , I would have complained at the 27 degrees and thought it was unbearable. Not today . While I don’t relish it, the blinding light off the snow shocks me into reality . The reality of this moment .
Although freezing , I am safe with my loved ones or at least most of them .My daughters are safe at their homes and I am relieved by that . Tomorrow’s another day . Maybe the sun will come up ,tomorrow.