The Day Galveston Island Froze Over

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Yes, I’m being a little overly dramatic here. I don’t suppose this was some deep freeze and technically, we weren’t completely frozen, but it was COLD y’all. As in 29 degrees cold. To us, in southeast Texas, that is just not something that happens and it hurts deep down into your bones. That’s ICE on palm trees. It’s not like you see that every day.

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And the ocean didn’t seem very happy about it either. Angry, angry ocean. Still a beautiful sight to see each and every time though, cold or not.

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Looking out my back porch, my jaw dropped as I saw all of the ice-capped roof tops and fields. And then it happened. For a whole 5 minutes, I stood and watched as flurries (as in snow flurries) fell from the sky. On my island. This isn’t what I signed up for!

January 24, 2014 is the day the island froze over, as well as all of the stairwells and some of the roadways. Ironically, the kids had school that day. Bug went but many did not. There was another deep freeze predicted for yesterday, schools were canceled, nothing happened. I’m just holding my breath for spring. It can’t get here soon enough for me!

How’s the weather in your little slice of paradise (or hell if you’re in all of that snow)?



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