gjl711 wrote in post #19476097
We had our 4 days of winter. Dallas shut down Monday afternoon and yesterday afternoon was the first it pretty much opened again. Everyone was out shopping today restocking.
We moved from California to Arkansas in December of 95. In January, Little Rock was hit with ice and snow. It also shut down. They had no equipment to deal with it, so they too shut everything down. We thought it was sort of odd, both of us being from northern states. The storm wasn't that big of a deal to us, but we did realize why buy gear in a place which may or may not get one bad day a year, if that much. Our house was up on a hill, and there was no salt available since nobody would stock something they can't sell. We parked at the edge of our drive and walked up the lawn. These days, the weather is insane. We go from triple digits in the spring summer months to record breaking negative temps in the winter. Most of my friends who have retired and moved on to Arizona love it where it's hot, but it's a dry heat. Average highs of 105 or more seems unbearable to me. I have no plans to relocate any time soon.