Friday, September 2, 2011

And the Heat Goes On with a Spin and a Twist

Now there is tropical storm Lee in the Gulf of Mexico spinning around to go along with all of the crazy weather we are having. It will impact New Orleans the most...can't they ever catch a break? It won't help us with the drought we have been experiencing, but maybe it will help the Houston Galveston area some. Our daughter lives down there.

And then there is this bit of happy news from the Dallas news service that the much anticipated cool front combined with easterly winds from the tropical storm will make our already tinderbox fire status even worse. Oh mercy!



I think a lot of people really don't understand how huge Texas really is. One of my friends had a relative come here to Ft. Worth to visit from the New England area, and told Judy she was going to run up to Amarillo for coffee with a friend that morning. Her reasoning was that it was just a little ways on the map. We all burst out laughing when Judy told that story. It is a 342.2 mile drive or six hours to Amarillo as calculated on Google maps from here to there. But that might have been before they increased the speed limit.




We live up in North Central Texas in that busy looking mess of red sort of on the right of the map. Houston/Galveston is down on the curvy part next to Louisiana, and Austin is sort of in the middle. That is where the youngest lives. It is a really fun town or was when she lived there before. I hear that 6th Street is much calmer these days. Anyway, hopefully you can sort of know where my family is and when I tell you about weather conditions you won't have to worry. I'll be letting everyone know if it rains or gets cool here! By the way the fires are west of us...fairly close but no danger to us. Our son and his family live just a little southwest of us. Amarillo is up in the panhandle part way northwest of us. See Google map linked above.

10 comments:

  1. I think I will stick to the English miserable weather after reading your post.
    Please take care.
    Yvonne.

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  2. I was so hoping Lee would bring you some relief. Sorry not this time.
    In answer to your question.
    As for Kindle, I adore mine. I felt like you about books, now I won't buy a book unless it is in a Kindle version. The ease of handling, ease of obtaining, one touch dictionary, always remembers your place, the font size can be adjusted and if you get lazy, it will read to you plus all the free books available. I have the hard copy of "The Help" sitting on my night stand and it remains unread. I just hate to pick up a hardcover book anymore. After my pets, my Kindle gets rescued next in a fire.

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  3. Ah Yvonne, we love our weird weather. There is a cold front coming tomorrow that will drop the night temperatures from 86F to 50-60F. The high Monday will be 83F. We are in no danger from the tropical storm. Rest easy. I was watching "Inspector Lewis" on Masterpiece Theater the other night and the cold looking rain made me shiver.

    AP,
    Read that book! It is a good one even if the movie is out.

    Thanks for the heads up about the Kindle. I'll give it a try, even if I have a bunch of books I just got from Amazon. It will be ok.

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  4. We danced in the streets over a 10 minute light shower which did little to relieve the thirsty yard.

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  5. Nit Wit, I thought you had gone on vacation :-) Talked to my daughter in Galveston just about an hour ago and they had rain from Lee. They had wind, too from Lee. Nothing for us, but the wind will be switching to the north soonish. I'm ready.

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  6. I will not complain about our weather again, It sounds as though it's really bad atmo. Thinking of you all.

    Cheers, Kate x.

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  7. Cheers, Kate...been a long time since I've seen you.

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  8. Thanks for your comment on my blog Oh and by the way I'm dreading Thursday and the thought of having an MRI puts up my Blood Pressure (I don't like being in enclosed spaces).

    I've just realised we have the same page setting on our blogs... Just shows ya, 'Great minds think alike' hehehe...

    Cheers, Kate x.

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