The Ice Storm

November 25

Over the weekend, Far West Texas experienced its first bit of winter: an ice storm. Freezing rain turned to sleet and the sleet turned to solid ice on the ground. Later, it actually snowed, but the ice was there first. Treacherous stuff. Homes in subdivisions outside Alpine suffered power outages, as did Marfa and Fort Davis. We had a short brown-out at my rental house but nothing very serious. There is no power on the mountain though, so now I know what to expect once I am living up there.

I am pleased to report that the interior of the new house maintained its stable temperature throughout all of the icy excitement, so the lack of power, while an inconvenience, is not too threatening. Those kivas will come in handy, no doubt!

And the “backyard” is gorgeous, all covered in snow and ice…

One thought on “The Ice Storm

  1. Wow! Winter has arrived–very dramatically. Good to know that you have a nice solid shelter to protect you in all weather. It’s looking beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!

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