Waiting on Weather...

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Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Waiting on Weather…

 

People joke that the slightest dusting of ice or thought of snow will bring the city of Houston to shut down. And, they would be partially correct. 

Currently (Sunday evening) it is 31 degrees and they say we are getting light snow showers. (I’m still looking for them) Tonight (Sunday), we might get snow somewhere around 2 A.M.  

 

We don’t get much snow in Houston...in fact growing up here, I could count on one hand the number of times we had snow. And, the snow we got was so light that there was barely enough to build a decent snowman. 

We have been checking our hummingbird feeder all day to make sure that the nectar and feeder holes haven’t frozen. We are doing our best to keep the birds fed. 

Yesterday I made a quick trip to the store for chili mix and could not find any. I have never seen the meat department so depleted...even prior to a hurricane or the beginning of the pandemic. 

 

In Houston, our freeways ice over before most of the roadways, and our reputation is that we don’t know how to drive in it. (they’re probably right)


My nephew/ police officer will have to stay overnight at his HQ because they’re concerned that the next shift will not be able to get into the city.


So now, here we sit, fingers crossed that the power doesn’t go out and that our pipes don’t burst. 

I’m setting an alarm so I won’t miss the snow that’s supposed to arrive around 2 A.m. 

 

I’ll keep you posted!!

Comments (28)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Good morning! Was there 2am snow?

I did hear it was going to be very cold and icy in Texas. Stay safe!

Feb 15, 2021 06:34 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

That front is moving slowly across the country and making it uncomfortable for all

Feb 15, 2021 06:38 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy Streib - hope you stay safe.  No walks today, right?

Feb 15, 2021 06:41 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

It's been 31 years since Branson has over 4 inches of snow .  Weather patterns typically are 30 year cycles, as per my meteorologist friend. So here we are.... solar panels and wind turbines won't work in this mess FYI...... electric grid 95% powered by oil, gas and coal.

Feb 15, 2021 06:59 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

I hope, that the conditions do not impact you or yours!  I count you among the smart ones, who will not wander out of their home in these circumstances.  A

Feb 15, 2021 07:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Kathy Streib,

Well stand by....its headed your way! We got 6" in Austin and it was 7 degrees when I got up! Since we don't get snow our roads are not passable. No one out spreading sand or salt because we don't have that available! Looks like we are going to hit again Tuesday night!

Feb 15, 2021 08:06 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathy Streib Our snow is over and we did get a fair amount now we are getting Ice Storms where everything is a sheet of ice - I am bunkered in . Last week ordered enough food - Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday at our Zoom meeting 2 pm EST 

Feb 15, 2021 09:08 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

June Piper-Brandon I've been here for hurricanes have never seen the meat department so bare. 

Norma J. Elkins I like it because it adds variety to our lives, right??

Michael Jacobs I like change if I'm prepared for it. 

Feb 15, 2021 09:36 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Lee I didn't think much about it but we don't have snow plows here, like up north. 

Nina Hollander normally ours will melt the same day. We're supposed to be in the teens today and it's windy too. 

 

Feb 15, 2021 09:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Lise Howe even as the pandemic hit, we still had meat. When I went Saturday there were only 3 packages of ground beef. That said, the store is doing everything it can to restock.  It's strange.

Wow Greg Brown, Sales Rep Toronto, Durham region now that's cold. I didn't live in a snow area until I was a lot older. It wasn't bad though. 

 

Feb 15, 2021 09:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Barbara Todaro thanks...I think he's still there. My niece is without power. 

Kat Palmiotti I looked out and it was either snow or icy rain. I couldn't tell. The roads are the issue now....that and many are without power. 

Feb 15, 2021 09:48 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ed Silva we are usually in the 60s I think and it is about 17 degrees and windy.  But all is good. 

Grant Schneider no, no walks but we've been in and outside constantly replacing the frozen water with warmer water and checking on the hummingbird feeders. 

Feb 15, 2021 10:06 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

faye schubert I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we keep our power. My niece's power is off and she has no water. I think the concern here was ice on the lines and people using more power because of the cold. Stay warm. 

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel the only wandering we've done is to care for our birds. Larry has been changing the handwarmer in the bluebird house. I did try to build a small snowman but I couldn't get the snow to stick together. 

Feb 15, 2021 10:12 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

We got it Dorie Dillard Austin TX and you're right...we don't have the plows, etc like up north. The wind makes it really difficult. I heard that there's another cold front on its way. 

Hannah Williams as long as we have power, I'll be there!!! Looking forward to seeing you. 

Feb 15, 2021 10:36 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, I even heard that Austin is with out electric this morning and snow all over the place.

 

Feb 15, 2021 10:40 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

In my humble experience while driving through Houston is that the city travels at 85 miles per hour, until just one person screws up (Don't worry I find this to be true in almost every in municipality) It just happens faster in Houston Kathy Streib 

Feb 15, 2021 12:29 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy you are really in CT, you just don't realize that yet ...... LOL

Feb 15, 2021 02:19 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It's interesting that people get extremely excited when the possibility it may be on the way. Remain warm and enjoy the winter setting Kathy! Sunny skies and dinner in the silo for us tonight.

Feb 15, 2021 03:05 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Happy President's Day and stay safe and warm Kathy Streib 

Feb 15, 2021 03:33 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Kathy.

We measured it yesterday 5 inches with more expected Wednesday. B the weekend high in the mide to upper 40's.  I remember living in Houston, it snowed once.  It was the first time I had an experience with it

Feb 16, 2021 12:10 AM
faye schubert

Does Little Rock have any snow plows? I've been through there in snow and there was nothing.

Feb 16, 2021 06:51 AM

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