Praise the Lord here in Amarillo the ice storm in our part of town wasn’t to bad. After staying in the house all weekend we woke up to about 3″ of snow. Last night after it started getting dark the temps started dropping and so the rain turned into snow. This morning the clouds started breaking up and the sun is peaking out. I haven’t seen the reports on how much liquid we received by the snow but before it fell we have had 2 1/4″ of rain the past 48 hours. This should help break the drought we have here.
We are having an Ice storm in our part of Texas. So far we have received a little over 3/4 inch rain and the Temp out side is hovering around 32 Degrees F. So I decided since we are going to be stuck at home it was time to have a fire.
January 5-6, 2017 We had our first Snow here in the Texas Panhandle. Amarillo received 3.7 inches. Temp dropped to single digits plus minus zero F. wind chills during the night. In fact we will get to 2 degrees F. tonight.
Thomas E Creek Medical Center
Our VA hospital tries to take care of our veterans. We have several volunteers that do many things at the VA. I drive the parking lot shuttle on Friday afternoons. The veterans we pick up are so grateful for us especially on days like today. They have served their country and put their lives on the line so this is the least we can do for them.
Charlotte and I made to about 11:30 pm last night. She had fallen asleep on the couch so I woke her up to go to bed. It only takes me about 3 min. to fall asleep. She did say that she then stayed awake till midnight.
We got up and went to church, then came home and had breakfast for lunch. We have a tradition in our family in fact several people have this tradition. That is to eat Black eyed peas for “good luck for the new year”. Charlotte had made some black eyed pea dip. we took some over to the kids and kept some for us.
Tonight for dinner I went out to Taco Villa and picked us up a couple of salads. then we had some of the dip. Oh by the way I actually won at Skip Bo and then we watched a little TV. Hope you all have a very happy 2017.