The Storm that Rocked Houston

This is my second winter in Houston and I have to admit, my blood might be thinning a little. I don’t handle the cold as well as I use to. I have grown use to not having to wear a jacket and enjoy not having to warm my car up before I get in. Even thought I’ve become more of a wimp in cold weather, I still laugh at Houston’s response to “winter weather”.

Houston Weather forcasted that we were going to get snow and maybe freezing rain. Before ANYTHING happened, everything closed. All school systems were closed. All church activities canceled. Walmart was packed with people buying toilet paper and milk for when we all get “snowed” in. Local businesses decided to announce they would be closed before the storm even hit.

Nothing much really. I woke up and opened my window and saw not much. There was a little ice on the flower beds, but our road seemed fine. We turned on the news, and a few roads had some black ice,ย  but if your from Maryland, you know that as the morning warms up, the black ice will melt away. The news reporters were making such a stink about the treacherous conditions on the road and advising people to stay home. Seriously?

My father-In Law sent me this video. It cracks me up because it is exactly how people in Houston respond to the mention of “bad weather.” Enjoy!

4 Comments on “The Storm that Rocked Houston”

  1. Jayme says:

    Haha….that is awesome!!!

  2. Tricia says:

    TOO Funny!!!

  3. Sarah says:

    Okay, Houston may be a little ridiculous, but scoffers be silenced! We aren’t equipped to handle winter weather down here and no one knows what to do with it, so the people are what make it so dangerous ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Maria (in Sweden) says:

    Susanne, I remember the year 1992 when you and Lizzy came running in and said “school is closed because of the snow” and there was not much there. That year Baltimore did have a mild winter. I can totaly relate to your story, that what I was thinking back then. But then maybe Iยดm used to much snow ๐Ÿ™‚ Love Maria