Sunday, February 20, 2011

PAPPAS STEAKHOUSE FOR 29TH ANNIVERSARY



Had our Anniversary Dinner at Pappas Steakhouse with good friends last night.  It was a good time.  
We sat in this room.  It's called the Wine Room.  It's supposed to be really quiet and intimate, but it was REALLY LOUD!

It was good, but I really have been to better restaurants for the price.
However,
There were a couple of really good and unexpected surprises.

Hubbie's Birthday Present

Finally bringing him into the real world, besides we are running out of space to store books.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

EARLY VALENTINES FLOWERS

Just because he thought I could use them right now.  He's right and they are really pretty ones.  Yay husband!!!!!!!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

MAILBOX MOWDOWN

A guy knocked on my door this morning.  He had to tell me he had done this:

That used to be my mailbox and it used to be about ten foot to the left in the grass.  

So we called the police to get a report and then the policeman, tow truck driver and the guy that hit the box and his wife proceeded to try to move all the debris off the driveway.  I didn't help.













We have to have a temporary box until the insurance and the Brick Doctor can get this one replaced.  So DH and Daddy who by this time was here with Mother for tomorrow's Attorney's appointment had to make concrete, assembly the new temporary one and get it up for the next day's mail.



Actually all said and done I'm sort of excited that he did this because now I get a new one that is going to be a lot better and prettier :)




Thursday, February 3, 2011

FROZEN, BUT VERY PRETTY

This is the fountain at an outdoor Shopping Mall around here.  I really think it is pretty.  Also, it's quite the testament to how cold it really has been around here for so long.












Not sure why they didn't turn it off, but I'm sort of glad they didn't.  I like it this way :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A VERY INTERESTING WEATHER IN DALLAS-SUPERBOWL PLANNERS WORST NIGHTMARE!

Dallas 7 day Forecast

Winter storm blog: Schools closed again Wednesday


5:02 a.m. Things are getting worse out there, and there are another four to five hours before things start winding down, with snow flurries and snow showers occurring across North Texas. Rain transitioned into sleet just after 4 a.m. in the Dallas area. The roads in Dallas and Tarrant counties are getting very icy right now. There is still rain in our eastern counties, but that too will soon turn to sleet and snow. In areas to the west, such as Decatur and Gainesville, areas have already seen three to four inches of snow. 
Temperatures continue to fall, with 21 degrees in Fort Worth, 29 in Dallas and 20 in Denton. Sustained winds are at 26 in Fort Worth, 24 in Dallas and 29 in Denton. A wind advisory has been issued for areas across Dallas-Fort Worth.
We've had thunder-sleet and thunder-snow happening. It's a very intense system that is moving through the area. At about 6 a.m., the sleet and freezing rain will move off to the eastern areas such as Corsicana and Terrell. And by 9 a.m., snow should be falling across a large chunk of North Texas. Things will begin winding down around noon. - WFAA meteorologists Greg Fields and Pete Delkus, 
WFAA




6:36 a.m. News 8 has confirmed D/FW has suspended all flights. - WFAA
6:33 a.m. American Airlines has reported that they have suspended service at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. A spokesman cited high winds as the reason for the closure. - WFAA
6:13 a.m. DART is suspending rail service. DART has reported that crews are working to restore the service, but say precipitation and high winds are making that difficult. DART also reported delays on the Trinity Railway Express. - WFAA
7:04 a.m. The overnight rain turned into heavy sleet at 4:30 a.m. The roads in Plano and Collin counties are covered with ice. It is very slippery and treacherous. The winds have really kicked up. - Steve Stoler in Plano, WFAA

City sand trucks provide traction for Super Bowl teams



You may have had trouble getting to work Tuesday if you went in. That's because you probably didn't have your own escort of sand trucks.
But the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers did — all the way from their hotels to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.
The ordinary North Texas motorists who ventured out on the streets Tuesday — like Gary Bell — often found themselves almost driving in place.
“Very dangerous, but got to be very careful, that's all," Bell said.



Wouldn't he like to have his own sand truck escort like the NFL championship teams? "That'd be beautiful,” Bell said.



But during Super Bowl week in North Texas, not all drivers and passengers are created equal.
Outside the Steelers' Fort Worth hotel Tuesday morning, city trucks scattered a coating of sand. Then, after the team loaded up on buses and headed east on Interstate 30 through Fort Worth, the sand truck led the way, providing a gritty pathway.
A city spokesman described the sand truck escort as part of the agreement with the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee to get the Steelers around safely.
In Irving, the Packers received the same treatment. Two city sand trucks led the way on State Highway 161 toward Arlington, pulling away while still in Irving.
Both cities say they expect the special treatment to be reimbursed.
“That information is provided to our city and then it is submitted to the Host Committee, who will look into reimbursement for those particular items and manpower that we used toward the Super Bowl,” said Irving police spokesman Officer John Argumaniz.
Though city taxpayer funds are reimbursed with state tax dollars in a state trust fund, the escorts still rub some drivers the wrong way.
"If I could be Steeler for one day, it'd be today,” Bell said.