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It’s been a pretty dramatic week in the Dallas area, starting with the 1/2″ to 1″ of ice and sleet that coated the area on Tuesday morning. For the first time since 9/11, the DFW airport shut down (it’s the third-busiest airport in the world). Things were starting to clear a bit by Thursday (yesterday), when the light scattering of snow we were supposed to get turned into 3″-6″. See the picture of my house at the right. This was taken from my neighbors’ house. There is actually a major street in front of my house that you can’t even see.

So, I’ve gotten to work at home a lot this weekend, which is a treat except for the rolling power outages the power companies implemented to keep the entire state grid from failing.

The bad news is that, of course, everyone was coming in for Super Bowl activities and that’s had a major impact on those plans. We are supposed to finally get above freezing for a few hours tomorrow and again on Sunday for the game, but it’s certainly going to put a damper on the big party plans. As Frank Caliendo (the great comedian/impersonator) said on television this morning, “I’m in North Texas. That’s a whole lot of “north” and not so much “Texas.” I personally think that the Green Bay and Pittsburgh fans ought to thank us for brining in this cold weather and making them feel so much at home. (Yeah, right.)

The good news, if there is any, is that the terrible flare from last weekend and its residual after effects seemed to have passed. No doubt in part that I’ve been able to work at home in my sweats and fuzzy slippers.

Hope that you are safe and warm in this crazy winter weather that it seems is affecting everyone. Have a great Super Bowl weekend. Thanks for checking in.

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