Icepocalypse San Antonio 2018

Yesterday I was working in the yard and wearing shorts.  Today it is 27 and there is a very thin layer of ice on many surfaces.  What does that mean?  It means the city is closed.

I woke up this morning, took my earplugs out and was surprised to not hear the usual roar of the city.  Silence!

I’m not complaining about it.  I was lucky enough to have had this day scheduled for vacation so I have nothing to worry about.  I did check my email to find that the place I work is NOT closed.  Can you believe it?  Every single school is closed but my place of business is open.  So glad I am on a vacation day.  That worked out well.  I was kind of hoping that we were closed so I could count this day as a weather day and get my vacation day back.

It might not be too late.  The temperature will not be above freezing until tomorrow afternoon and there is more ice in the forecast.   I’m hoping that they will come to their senses and send everyone home before it gets so bad people cannot go home.

LOL.  Yes.  You people from the north are laughing at us and I laugh too.  The problem here is that Mexicans come from Mexico where it never freezes and therefore have no experience with driving on ice.  To tell the truth, Natural born San Antonians haven’t seen snow or ice since 1985 so we’re pretty much the same.  Total idiots when the roads get slick.  We even have a hard time driving when it rains in the summer.  A little sprinkle and the roads are clogged with accidents for hours.

It’s not much but I’m going to enjoy the ice blast.  I have plenty of dry firewood and a book to read.  I hope the power goes out.  My generator is so bored.

 

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Snow in San Antonio

sasnowIt has been a VERY long time since we have experienced snow in San Antonio.  The last time there was even a trace of snow on the ground was 1985.  That was 32 years ago.

Snow in San Antonio is a very special event. There are 30 year old adults here who have lived their whole lives without ever having seen what snow looks like.

It wasn’t much.  The official measurement was 1.9 inches.  It wasn’t even enough to cover the grass under the trees.  I enjoyed it though.  My favorite thing is to go out and sit in the hot tub as the snow gently falls.  I had to go to Colorado 10 years ago to do that.

The local news has been broadcasting continuously since 6:00 with hardly any commercial breaks showing the radar, talking about it and showing pictures that citizens have sent it.   I kind of like it.  It’s almost like a city-wide party experience.  I could hear children outside playing in the snow up and down the street.  It is likely to be their first and last ever snow.

It’s 10:00 pm now and the snow has stopped and is being melted by light rain.  There’s pretty much zero chance of there being any left in the morning.  This event could only have been made better by continuing through the night so I could have a Snow Day.  The temperature is just barely above freezing and it is unlikely for there to even have ice on the bridges tomorrow.  Bummer.  I might call in sick anyway.  I was already planning to do that before the snow started falling.

 

Dreamblog – San Antonio Explodes Again

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It happened again!  This morning I had another dream about a big explosion in San Antonio.  This is the third one that I have memory of in recent years.

I was in the back yard at my mom’s house where I grew up.  Suddenly there was a huge explosion in the distance.  There were more explosions, each one closer than the other.  The sky was fill of smoke and sparks.   Large rocks started to rain down.  I ran to a nearby culvert and hid from the destruction where I fell asleep.

I woke up seconds later and it was morning.  We walked around the area looking at all the rocks laying about.  They seemed to be chunks of flint.

I guess this is more proof of how much I hate San Antonio.  It helps me feel even better about planning my exit.  I guess it wouldn’t hurt my feelings too much if the city did explode.  Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Read more of my dreams.

Lots of rain in San Antonio

thrnWe’ve actually had a lot of rain in San Antonio this year.  It seems weird after so many years of dryness.  The lawn looks so happy.

Even though it feels strange it’s not really that far off from normal.  We often get a fair amount of rain in the spring before they turn the oven up to maximum and break off the handle for 8 months.

I’m enjoying it while it lasts.

Quick Restaurant Review – Casa Rio in San Antonio

csrioIf you find yourself in San Antonio and want to eat quality Mexican food on the Riverwalk then go directly to Casa Rio.  This restaurant has been here since 1946 and serves flavorful Mexican dishes that you will not give you diner’s remorse except if you eat too much.

With meals priced at $7 to $10 and a table right on the river you can’t go wrong.  I’ve eaten at plenty of Mexican restaurants around San Antonio and for a city that has more Mexican restaurants than Mexico, you would be surprised at how many just aren’t very good.  For being in a tourist location, the prices and food are well within the enjoyable range. My favorite dish is the Casa Rio Deluxe Dinner.  It has some of everything.

There is a small parking lot at street level that charges a $7.00 flat fee.  You can park here, eat and walk the river.

HOT in March

thmtr2Sombitch!!  It’s hot!

Today is March 28th and it is 95 degrees outside in San Antonio.  I tried to make it home from work without turning on the Air Conditioner but that was just not possible.

So much for spring.  Welcome to Summer.

Time to uncover the pool.

Wet April in San Antonio

santnordrApril 2013 has been an unusually moist month for San Antonio.  Having suffered drought and heat for uncountable years, this year is looking to be less painful.

I’ve had almost two inches in my yard this month.  Not bad.  The weather has been cooler than usual for April as well.

I sure hope this keeps up for the rest of the summer.  It will be a welcomed relief for the land and a serious relief for my sanity.