Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Yet Another Mini-Snowmageddon In West Texas....

Yes, it's true. We received a total of 14 to 15 inches in 24 hours, which set another new record. Haven't we just been the record setters this whole last year? I'm now certain that everything left outside is dead or close there to. We simply aren't accustomed to this kind of weather. Besides, we have no HILLS, much less mountains for skiing. To me, that renders snow to be useless. Can't ski on it? Don't need it. I never cared for cross-country skiing, which is too bad since we've had so much snow the last few years.


We've set records for snowfall amounts, consecutive days of triple digit heat, number of destructive wildfires for a record setting number of days, consecutive days without rain and our first ever city imposed water rationing. It's been like living on another planet, really. It no longer resembles Earth and has seriously cut into our golf playing time. It's almost like we're living on some planet in the Warp Zone. Or the Twilight Zone.


Year before last our yard had begun to look like it had before life got in the way, giving us brief hopes for revival. The last two years have stripped us of any hopes of returning to those glory days. It would just take more energy than either of us have and Mr. Snoots wouldn't even consider having someone aside from the man who mows once a week during the growing months. So, it would be ridiculous to replant everything without someone or a crew to care for it all. We are on a double-sized lot, after all. It would all merely die again, therefore causing us to throw more money down the drain. We have better places to throw our money down the drain, thank you.


Mr. Snoots still hasn't told the painter to come back and finish the back exterior of our house (and the doors). Not sure what that's all about. Surely it can't be Moi? Anyway, I'm still not missing him, if that tells you anything. The painting of SD's tiny room and bathroom nearly did me in. 


Amazingly, Mr. Snoots told me today that he's going to call a local company about windows, which means Mr. Molasses won't be doing the new windows. Thank. The. Lord. I might have gone stark raving mad.


I finally finished hanging the Roman shades in the guest room, as well as the curtains our friends gave us for free. We tried to hang the curtains in SD's room today but found that we're going to need a stud finder. When we tried to hang them today, the whole deal just fell out of the wall, which made me wail at the damage to the new paint job. We are such novices when it comes to DIY that it's almost comical, but not. Really.....

3 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

14 inches??? We have had none since Halloween! And that DIY business ain't all a bargain if you ask me;)

The Incredible Woody said...

My problem with DIY is that I start all fired up. But once I'm about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through, my ADD kicks in and I'm off to the next project. Soooo I have a million unfinished projects....

Bodacious Boomer said...

Can't you just pop over to Ruidoso and get on the slopes there if you're longing to schoosh? I'm guessing it couldn't be more than 6 hrs or so. Or am I was off?

 

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