Safety First On Icy Weather

Driving on icy  roads is not recommended unless you are capable of doing so and brave to be on the road on such condition.  I will say that if it’s not very important, better stay home and let the ice melt completely before heading to your destinations.

Icicles...ice everywhere!
Icicles…ice everywhere!

We were forced to go to town yesterday because we had to find firewood for our fireplace.  The power went out for 9 hours.  The temperature dropped and it was freaking cold.  Well, it’s a winter storm so…From 6:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., it’s was a long wait for the power to resume.  Thankfully we found a firewood seller in town.  We paid $20 for a huge pile.  We lit our fireplace for the very first time in years whole day yesterday and we still have some left in the garage.

It’s dangerous to drive on ice especially on bridges.  So be very careful and watchful if you’re going somewhere.  But might as well stay home.  Safety first.

Icy roads due to winter storm.
Icy roads due to winter storm.

No Traveling For Us This Icy Weekend

It’s my darling daughter’s birthday today but no traveling this weekend.  There’s a winter storm and it’s icing and snowing in parts of Texas.  We’re supposed to have a party for her this evening but it was cancelled because ice and sleet are on the road.  Safety first.  Now it’s super cold.  Below freezing!

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Ice on the roads.
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Trees down due to heavy ice.

So if you’re coming to Texas or going somewhere this weekend, better cancel your trip because of the bad weather.  Flights are cancelled in DFW airport as of the moment.  Better to check with your airlines before going to the airport.

As with my DD’s birthday celebration, we just had a small dinner at home with my cousin and her family.  My little girl had a great time, as always, with her cousins.

Traveling By Air Not Possible As Of The Moment

My heart is aching to those who are severely affected by the super typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda).  Guiuan, Eastern Samar where Yolanda made it’s first landfall was caught off-guard and almost wiped out the town.  The devastation was also horrible in Tacloban City and it’s neighboring municipalities.  Business establishments as well as houses were shattered and heavily damaged.  The Tacloban domestic airport was devastated, too.  Thousands of people died and so many are still missing.

I learned about these information because we subscribed to local channels in the Philippines and I saw broadcasts of the typhoons devastation.  It’s very heartbreaking.

I am very worried about my family now.  No power and the communication is down.  I don’t know when these will resume.  When I called my parents early evening on Thursday (Friday morning in the Philippines), I talked to my mom and she was very scared.  Another thing she was worried about was my youngest sister who’s in Cebu for a training.  When I found out that my youngest sister was okay in Cebu, I felt a little at ease.  But our thoughts were still with my family in Kananga, Leyte.

I hope the communication and power will resume very soon.  I cannot wait to hear from my family.  And relief goods will be distributed accordingly to those who really need them.  It’s crisis now in Leyte.  Traveling to Leyte by air is not possible yet right now.