saw a report on the cold weather you're having up there. it doesn't look very pleasant, hope you're all doing ok.
In Ohio it's just another winter day for us. Texas and other southern states are just not prepared for this sort of weather, because it really doesn't make sense for them when this sort of thing happens so infrequently.
@siringo How's your summer going?
It's not THAT infrequent, that's the thing. Every apartment building uses that excuse, but this is like the fifth time we've had an event that causes buildings to get destroyed by not being built correctly. That's every two to three years!
WHile this cold snap was severe, it's not THAT severe. It's only the fourth worst in 150 years, very far from a record. It's bad, but not unexpected. And with climate change, that weather will be more dynamic and severe is expected. So this is absolutely anything but a surprise.
This week in TX reminds me of a normal February growing up. You shoveled out, and went to school. Of course, back then we had to walk up hill in both directions.
When we hit temps like this, my body reminds me why it has been so happy at these more southern latitudes.
Unlike many in this area, we have been lucky. No power issues and plenty of food.