Here in the Deep South, we are thrown into absolute chaos when the heavens release any form of frozen precipitation. This week has brought not one but two winter storms affecting the entire United States--all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It is beautiful--but it is deadly dangerous enemy. Son #2 and his family have been without power for days in the frozen state of Texas. Texas does most things really right, but their decision to be on their own power grid has lead to disaster and death. Thankfully a friend offered them a place to stay which has power, but most do not have this option. With a three month old baby, this could have spelled TROUBLE.
No matter what the weather, Hero has to have his daily walks. I had no fenced in yard when he came to live with me, so he has been trained to relieve himself when we walk. That is no problem usually, I have a rain suit, and have made other accommodations so we can always walk. If you think driving is a NO-NO in this weather, you should try walking the dog. I have learned to walk on the grass covered snow and ice and gingerly step when crossing frozen driveways. Everything is a sheet of ice and very treacherous. If I could have carried one more thing, I would have made a video, it's pretty funny to see our parade. My neighbors have accused me of being a brick short of a load, but some things have to be done. It is a slow walk with great care taken to not slip and fall,. Broken hips are NOT fun--so I hear. The after effects of this weather warrant vigilance for the hidden dangers lurking--ready to cause a calamity.