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Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: The Trout Whisperer on January 15, 2007, 05:32:55 PM
Looks like here in North Austin we'll be gettin a coating of ice overnight and staying around for a couple of days..........

I wanted snow...not ice covered roads...: )
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: jeffblaylock on January 16, 2007, 07:37:59 AM
My back patio, just before 7 this morning:

(http://www.jeffblaylock.com/window/photos/1105.jpg)

First time I've seen footlong icicles at this latitude (and altitude).
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: The Trout Whisperer on January 16, 2007, 07:47:44 AM
nice...or should I say ice!

we're covered up here in Cedar park...but look on the bright side-no cedar pollen.

Stay warm watching your small screen TV today Jeff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: cjacob on January 16, 2007, 08:53:04 AM
I was out @ 6am today.  I live down town Austin and it normaly takes 10-12 min to the airpot.  My wifes limo driver put his car in a ditch and could not make it.  So we ventured out, took 25 min to get to the airport.  The cars had 1/4 of ice on them.  I love my ice scraper I bought in Michigan last year.
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: TexasGirl on January 16, 2007, 01:26:14 PM
Around noon we had some of the biggest clumps of snow falling that I've ever seen (of course, my snow experience is rather limited).
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: jeffblaylock on January 16, 2007, 01:41:05 PM
Nice to have a little winter fun in Austin. My neighbors and I just got back from a nearby middle school, where we were riding the barrow part of a battered wheelbarrow down a steep, icy hill while it alternately snowed and sleeted on us.

Beats being at work.
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Al on January 16, 2007, 01:52:14 PM
One of the rare downsides of working where one lives is that even on a day like this one one is at work!  Huge snowflakes out here in Spicewood, also.  I don't think we've gotten as much as Austin.  Had a little bit of sleet and now the snow.

Al
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: SHANEA on January 16, 2007, 02:03:43 PM
Quote from: "cjacob"
My wifes limo driver put his car in a ditch and could not make it.


Does your wifes limo driver take you to BIBE :idea:  :?:  :lol:
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: TexasGirl on January 16, 2007, 02:58:23 PM
Hey, Blaylock, I figgered you'd be down at the Capitol this a.m. for the festivities.  How're things up north there?  

I see a puddle of water..yes, water...in the driveway, with occasional pings on its surface.  My icicles are dripping, too.
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: cjacob on January 16, 2007, 03:52:02 PM
Quote from: "SHANEA"
Quote from: "cjacob"
My wifes limo driver put his car in a ditch and could not make it.


Does your wifes limo driver take you to BIBE :idea:  :?:  :lol:


No, it would be nice.  She has a driver that picks her up at the airport, and takes her to the Airport each week.  She has t been a road warrior for the last 8 years.  SHe is a pro when it comes to traveling.  We went on a two week honeymoon in carry on luggage only.

For Big Bend its a 2001 Range Rover 4.6 SE.
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: taw6644 on January 16, 2007, 05:08:07 PM
Hey bwcause of the ice, I didnt have school today. 4 DAY WEEKEND
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: jeffblaylock on January 16, 2007, 05:50:33 PM
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Hey, Blaylock, I figgered you'd be down at the Capitol this a.m. for the festivities. How're things up north there?


Nah, I was already passing on this one before the weather set in. I've been to an inaugural (presidential) and done the whole thing. Could go my whole life without another one and be just fine.

Sleeting here right now. Looks like another morning at home before making a decision to go to work around noon ... or not.
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: The Trout Whisperer on January 16, 2007, 05:56:01 PM
I found out that my girl's (4 & 6) coleman sleeping bags are indeed rated correctly...we laid down on the balcony for 30 minutes or so in the bags and had a wonderful time at 26 degrees this afternoon (the bags were rated for 30)

i  suppose the neighborsw think that's weird.....who cares????????/
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: TexasGirl on January 17, 2007, 09:43:46 AM
Well, TW, what your neighbors think must be mild compared to what the rest of the country thinks about us being immobilized for three days.  You were doing scientific research.....  ;)
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: jeffblaylock on January 17, 2007, 11:58:19 AM
Couple more photos of the ice:

(http://www.jeffblaylock.com/window/photos/1125.jpg)

(http://www.jeffblaylock.com/window/photos/1124.jpg)

Yes, I'm still home from work. It's 33 and stuff is starting to melt (starting with my sidewalks and driveway).
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: Al on January 18, 2007, 05:24:10 PM
After two days without electricity, the ice finally melts and PEC finally has the electricity back on.  Somehow the ice had lost its shine even before it melted. . . the infrared heater was invaluable.  At least I was able to keep the wife and animals warm in a bedroom of the house, they aren't the camping types.

Al
Title: Amarillo by Morning...
Post by: SHANEA on January 21, 2007, 10:18:10 AM
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/kz5bw5/amarillo1.jpg)
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/kz5bw5/amarillo2.jpg)
Title: Still Snowy
Post by: SHANEA on January 23, 2007, 02:42:59 PM
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/kz5bw5/image004.jpg)
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/kz5bw5/image003.jpg)
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/kz5bw5/image002.jpg)
(http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c222/kz5bw5/image001.jpg)
Title: Re: Still Snowy
Post by: presidio on January 23, 2007, 02:44:28 PM
Those photos sure aren't of Terlingua.

Pretty upscale neighborhood you've got there. Nice.
Title: ICE, ICE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post by: homerboy2u on January 23, 2007, 08:14:17 PM
For a second, I thought it was on the outskirts of Boquillas.....Nah :!: , can't be :!: