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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!

Regards,

case44

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What A Difference A Few Days Can Make

Posted 02-22-2021 at 12:10 PM by case44


Six days ago, six days before your writer scribbles this on his computer, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport recorded a low temperature of -1. Let that sink in for a moment.

Minus. One.

Minus.

One.

You just don't get that type of temperature every day (or every year, for that matter) in North Texas. Yet, that's where we were, as Mother Nature wanted to play head games with Americans and those pretending to be Americans. Yes, you know who you are. But one degree below zero. In Texas. In Dallas, no less. That was one hell of an Arctic blast and then some.

Here it is now, six days beyond, and we are sitting at 66 degrees on a Monday midday. What a difference a few days can really make, as removed as this writer is trying to be from one of the craziest winter events to hit North Texas since two-thirds of my state was a sheet of ice in 2003. And that was on another vacation which I took, and I was in Austin at the time. Tomorrow, I head back to work, but no worries about any icing or power outages or whether I'll have running water (which I actually did have last week during the ordeal) or anything else. This past week has been one weird week of supposed rest. If nothing else, it'll make for a a good storyline and possibly even get a good laugh out of this many years from now.

Nacogdoches and Texarkana can wait for a future visit from The Case. It's going to happen later. Ditto for Marble Falls, albeit a separate trip would be in line for that, given that it's a completely different part of the state. Your favorite blogger can take sixty to seventy degrees any day of the week.

Spring, by the way, is only a month out....
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    Someone I know in Austin got water again yesterday, after 5-6 days without. He recorded it, sent it to many people, and was very excited about it.

    Tens of miles S of there, I had an average experience, probably: alternating 4-8 hrs without power, 4-8 with. Had no water for four hours one day, but then low pressure a lot outside of those four hours. There was a boil water notice until two days ago.
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