If you follow High Heels and Grits on twitter or Instagram you probably saw what happened this weekend. A Texas sized blizzard! Now, a Texas sized blizzard isn't the usual "everything's bigger in Texas" blizzard. It's a one foot of snow blizzard. But that's the amount of snow Texas gets in a decade. So I'm calling it a Texas Sized Blizzard!!!
Out here in West Texas, in between Amarillo and Lubbock, we got a little bit of snow on Thursday.
|This is my drive to Lubbock on Thursday, nothing to write home about|
|Even Max asked "Why are you taking my picture you crazy lady it's just a little snow"|
Friday was a beautiful day with no snow or rain. I went out to Amarillo to visit my sister-in-law.
Saturday we were out at the barn. Dogs were running around and even drove home in the bed of the truck.
Everyone did great until Ranger decided to jump out a quarter mile from the house. He survived with no injuries, but he was definitely in shock for a while. Silly dog.
Sunday night we had youth group and almost cancelled because of the Blizzard warning we got on our phones. But we stuck with it and had a great time with the teens. Everyone made it home safely, as the blizzard rolled in over night.
I woke up Monday morning to this view.
Stepped outside to take out the dogs and couldn't see a thing. This is a still shot. The wind is blowing snow 34mph!!
We stayed inside for most of the day. I led my nieces and nephews in a much needed yoga session. Which wasn't as relaxing as yoga usual (they are 6, 7, and 9 years old). But it did stretch out our couch potato bodies. The wind didn't stop until the afternoon, and as soon as it did we were outside!
Hubby shoveled the walkway for us.
The truck was full of snow! So we took the work truck into town to check out the damage. I think J really wanted to look for people in distress. Every stranded car we came across he'd slow down and make sure there was no one inside. He loves his truck and handles it great in rain, snow and mud so I'd trust him to pull me out of any ditch!
Thoughout the day I learned something new about our small town. They love their town! The first road cleared after the storm was Main street. Main Street isn't a interstate or TX Hwy, it's just a little road through town. But it's OUR road and it's gotta be clean.
A big pile of show in the middle of Main Street
None of the shops were open...but Main Street was clear!
To give you an idea of the amount of snow...Here's a before and after.
Official reports say 7". I say between 16"-24"!!
This is my first blizzard, so maybe things were a little exagerated in my eyes.
There is ONE thing this city girls knows about snow:
Don't eat the yellow snow!!
We didn't eat yellow snow and we survived just fine. I hear it was only 3" or so in Lubbock, so I'm glad my little town the amount it did! Snow slowly melts into the ground. There are still huge piles of snow across town and on the fields! Praying for a great crop this year and a full water well!
Have you ever been in a blizzard before? What was your experience like?
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