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Burrrr on Valentine's Day 2021 in Austin

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Austin is bracing for even more extreme weather remaining below freezing with additional icy precipitation expected today and tomorrow! We always say “wait 10 minutes” in Texas and the weather will change but this is a Valentine’s Day we all will remember. Freezing rain, sleet and snow is on the agenda!

Residents are urged to stay home due to hazardous road conditions, especially on our elevated roadways and bridges. We don’t experience weather like this, therefore no trucks are out dispensing sand or salt. The last time we had a storm approaching this magnitude was 20 years ago!

Many are without power and some are experiencing lengthy power outages. I’ve been lucky so far…..just power flickering off and on. I am keeping my phone charged and glad I made a trip to the store on Friday.

I was to have gone to my son’s for dinner but am going to stay put…my pool is still running and so far no large branches snapped from the weight of the ice but I’m keeping a close eye on things.

I opened my front door late yesterday afternoon to find son John Dunham with a bouquet of beautiful white roses (my favorite) from him and my daughter, Melissa. What a lovely surprise!! I'm so grateful to have such loving and caring children who always think of me. I am blessed.

A glass of wine, roaring fire, a movie and the fragrance from my roses...a nice evening! Looks like I’ll be doing the same thing tonight!


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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Happy Valentine Day Dorie and what nices Roses that you got from of them.  Make it a great day!


Feb 14, 2021 08:18 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I will and Happy Valentine's Day will!

Feb 14, 2021 08:32 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Thank you for sharing your Valentine's Day with us and I hope that your heart is at peace. Happy Valentine's Day Dorie Dillard Austin TX and please keep warm 

Feb 14, 2021 08:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Paul,

I know why I could never live in a cold climate again... I like the warmer weather too much!

Feb 14, 2021 08:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - I went out earlier today and while it was a bit cooler(and somewhat windy) this morning, I am well-aware that by comparison to many other places in the country, it is quite pleasant.   There's a certain joy in knowing and appreciating that often.  

Feb 14, 2021 08:27 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Michael Jacobs,

Yes I know what you mean. I so enjoy our blue, sunny skies and it was in the 70's and even made 80 last week! I could never go back a cold climate..this siege just enforced my belief!

Feb 14, 2021 08:36 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Your roses are beautiful. You raised a thoughtful and loving son. We have very windy weather here and only a high of 55* but it is still in the mid 40's now so it will feel much colder. Homemade chicken soup is on cooking. Hope you don't lose power.

Feb 14, 2021 08:40 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Your soup sounds delicious! I hope I don't lose power too!

Feb 14, 2021 12:18 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Dorie Dillard Austin TX  Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Feb 14, 2021 09:17 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The roses are beautiful, Dorie.   I hope you enjoy the remainder of the day!

Feb 14, 2021 10:49 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Working on all kinds of things..even starting my taxes for my accountant!

Feb 14, 2021 12:19 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- that is so sweet of John and Melissa. We are expecting snow sometime tonight. We stopped by the store yesterday just for a few items that we really didn't need but hey...you have to make chili when it's cold...and a lot of the meat was gone...I couldn't find any chili mix and shelves were more bare than when a hurricane approaches. 

Stay warm and glad you're staying in. 



Feb 14, 2021 10:53 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I was glad I ran to the store and it was a mad house!! It's 23 degrees and light snow is beginning! This is Austin..we don't have this!!!!

Feb 14, 2021 12:27 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie you deserve those roses and much more.  Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Feb 14, 2021 02:49 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

We had an ice event yesterday that had me grounded at home.  Had to skip a walk through for a landlord and tenants.  

Feb 14, 2021 03:54 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I, too, decided to stay put this weekend. Spent extra special time with the kids and the pup instead. 

These roses are gorgeous! 

Feb 14, 2021 04:01 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Dorie.

Mother Nature dictated we stayed at home yesterday.  Right now it is 0º with a wind chill of -17.  Think we'll stay inside today also

Feb 15, 2021 12:23 AM