The Ice Day

POSTED ON Jan 24th 2014 BY LESLIE LOFTIS UNDER Motherhood, Weather

Not a snow day. The weather people said it would snow, and it might have dropped a few icy flakes in the middle of the dark, but Houston, as usual, has no snow. We do have a inclement weather school shutdown, though. The mere threat of ice shuts the city down. (The snowflake cartoon, 3rd item, isn’t far off.) This “Wrap your pipes!” video has been a Houston cold weather staple for a few years now.


This snow day looks a bit like the one in the video, only a little grayer and wet. Here’s the Redneck Archeologist on the Great Freeze of 2011. (Yes, that’s sarcasm.)

Favorite incident of the day: a girlfriend who recently moved to Georgia was flying back today for an event. They can’t land in Houston due to the cold, so they diverted the flight…to Chicago. She’s hanging out at O’Hare right now. She’s been sending “oh, the irony” messages.

Least favorite incident of the day, so far: our school district called with the closure notice about 5:45 this morning. I turned off the kids’ alarms and went back to bed myself. It was dark, cold, and quiet. And yet the children that we have to chisel out of bed at 6:30, 6:45, sometimes 7:00 am every other morning, all four of them were up by 6:30.

Yeah, I’ll be productive today.

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