Current temperature in Plano, TX: 78°F, not a cloud in the sky. Needed a/c in the car.
Power outages so no new posts for a while. See y’all on the other side…
This week in Plano:
…but normal service resumes later next week:
I was going to take New Wife on a little car trip over the weekend up into the Ozarks as she has Monday off, but I don’t live in Chicago anymore so my blood has thinned. Yeah, I’m a big pussy.
We’ll stay indoors, wrap up / stay in bed, hope that the ice storms don’t cause any power outages, and trust that I don’t end up looking this:
Looks like Scotland is having a Frank Zappa moment…
Nothing yellow about that…
Oh, and by the way, that’s close to where Mr. Free Market, Doc Russia and Combat Controller go deerstalking. Not at this time of year, though.
As some may be aware, the Brits have been getting slammed by storm after storm after storm, bringing rain, floods, gales, more rain, more floods, more gales, and now… snow.
Even the stiff upper lip of Mr. Free Market is trembling, as witnessed by something he sent me yesterday:
Although I must say that the views on the FM estate are quite lovely:
Yeah,I know: according to the global warmists, snowfalls in Britain were supposed to be a thing of the past. So who are you going to believe: a bunch of watermelon alarmists and panic-stirring journalists [some overlap], or your own lying eyes?
I know, we all have a good chuckle at stuff like this:
And then there’s this, which pushes the needle even past Code Red (click to embiggen):
I know, I make fun of our Oz friends a lot on these here pages, but this is no laughing matter:
About 100,000 homes in the Sydney area are said to be at risk, with 31,500 of those being in the city’s North Shore. Residents have been warned to take action before it’s too late.
‘Under these conditions, some fires may start and spread so quickly there is little time for a warning, so do not wait and see,’ the Rural Fire Service said on Monday.
‘There are simply not enough fire trucks for every house. If you call for help, you may not get it. Do not expect a firetruck. Do not expect a knock on the door. Do not expect a phone call. Your safest option will always be to leave early.’
Looks like everything’s more dangerous Down Under: snakes, spiders, sharks, Train Smash Women — and now, fires.
Good luck, me old cobbers. Holding thumbs on this side of the water…