Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Meanwhile, Back at Home

It's great to be able to escape to Saint Martin in the Caribbean for a few days during the winter.  Back home in the Dallas area, after our return, we face a seasonal storm that keeps us all inside for a few days.  We start with freezing rain that puts about 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) of ice on roads, yards, trees, and plants, followed by 3-4 inches (8-10 cm) of snow on top.  Slippery and treacherous.  The fountain and pool run continuously to keep the water moving and prevent them from freezing.

Looking outside

In other parts of the country, this small snow accumulation might not be such a problem.  But, here in the Dallas area, there are no snowplows, we just have to wait for everything to melt.  Since the weather soon rises above freezing during the day, the surface melts, then refreezes at night, making a slippery combination on the roads and sidewalks.

More views of the neighborhood

A few days later, we are thawing out, and the fountain and pool make it successfully through another freeze.

Thawing out

Fountain still running

We're a long way, physically, mentally, and weather-wise from the Caribbean.  Perhaps we need to head back soon!

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