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I Am Safe.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

I am loss for words but I am sure as I type a way, the words will come flowing out. Yes, I moved to Texas to be with my family members who moved here last year. Yes, the move was horrendous because I am a true blue Californian gal all my life and to pack up and leave my beautiful was tough. Yes I purchased an adorable house but within two months of living here, I fractured my ankle and had surgery. But that is all behind me now except I am still hobbling in a boot for three more weeks. But the big point I would like to express is the: WEATHER!

OMG, Have we had a hectic four days of treacherous weather and it still is showing it's craziness by snowing heavily right now. I had to move to my daughter's home because I lost power; her home is on the same grid as a nursing home a few blocks away so her power stayed on MOST of the time. She lost water function yesterday; my power finally came on this morning but I have no running water to speak of.

I am in my home now and staying warm. Anyone who doesn't believe in the climate problem this world is having should have their heads examined. The weather pattern Texas has had to deal with the past four days NEVER happens. We are experiencing something so out of the ordinary; it is quite obvious that the climate change is due to what we as humans are destroying.

I am concerned about busting pipes but have had my water running in all my faucets and showers until the water plant decided to shut down the water system. I have no idea when we will be getting it going again. All my plants look in terrible shape, I hope they will survive this very cold weather we are having.

I am so grateful I had a place to go when the power was out. But there are so many "Texans" that aren't so lucky. I am counting my blessings. That's all I can do for now...
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  • EISSA7
    I have been thinking of the citizens of Texas the past few days; the situation is beyond horrific! I am relieved that you are safe and were able to share space at your daughter’s. Prayers that you get water soon and that the pipes in your house did not freeze! Hang in there, that’s all you can do....and you will! emoticon emoticon
    62 days ago
    I am so glad you are safe. Let's hope this is a wake up call and that our politicians will take the climate seriously.
    63 days ago
  • DESIREE672
    Your transition has been beyond difficult, but you still count your blessings through it. You really are a model to follow.
    I agree with you. Climate change must be obvious to everyone.
    I hope things improve for you very soon.
    63 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/18/2021 10:22:46 PM
  • BJAEGER307
    Never in all my life have I ever seen anything like this for Texas. I'm glad that you got your power back and I'm hoping by now the water is back. From what I see on the TV Texas has some serious things to take care of regarding the power. Then Ted Cruz goes on vacation? I mean I don't talk about politics but that made me shake my head.

    Also happy you had your daughter close and could go to her house during all of this. Having family support is a great thing. Bet you had some quality time with your grandson.

    I must say this has been the most unusual adventure one could have. Lucky you. emoticon I can also imagine the stories you will be telling 5 years from now. emoticon Wishing you all the best!
    63 days ago
    So sorry for your stressful situation -- you have had a very tough transition for sure.

    We've been checking in on our Austin family members and they are OK (not great, but OK) also.
    63 days ago
    I’ve been wondering how you were making out.
    What a nightmare!
    My heart aches for all of you.
    63 days ago
  • ERIN1128
    Yep, pretty crazy...though I have to tell you, us Californians are chuckling because the Texas pols laughed at us so much when we had rolling blackouts in hot weather! Hopefully everything gets back on track soon.
    63 days ago
  • TZAPP22
    Yes this weather has certainly been out of the ordinary and attacking many defenseless states. Be safe, hope you get power and can stay warm!
    63 days ago
    Glad you are safe. Have been watching the news from Texas with shock. My Texas friend says he has power and water most of the time but he also has a generator and prepared a lot of water. Thinking of everyone braving this dangerous weather.
    63 days ago
    Glad I live up here where we expect those sort of things. So far we have not lost any power and still have our own water system up and running, but like down there, it could change t any minute. Glad you had a place to go, and I did wonder how you were faring thru all this, and with a healing ankle. Thankfully Jaimey lived nearby and still had power. I feel for those people that aren't as fortunate. All the expenses they will have when they are able to go home, broken pipes, and flooding, and then to find someone that can repair it.
    63 days ago
  • RKEKES1968
    Glad u made it and are safe ! Feel for u I seen it on tv ( I was so SHOCKED) it’s nuts .
    63 days ago
    So glad you made it and could be at Jaimey's. Hope they turn the water back on soon and I hope it warms up!
    63 days ago
    I lived in Texas for 4 years...hated those ice storms. You are correct, global warming is real and our whole country and world are a mess with it.
    63 days ago
    I have a friend who moved there to be out of northern (Chicago) winters. I'm inclined to think its better to be north where we are prepared for this stuff. Texas better get their infrastructure prepared for more if this kind of thing. 🥶
    63 days ago
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