Update 7:45 p.m….My sister, Tammy, just emailed. She said it’s snowing in Montgomery County (TX). That’s the county just north of us. She said it’s only light flurries, but still….it’s snow.
If you have not done so, please go here to read the notice sent by Focus on the Family, of a pending bill in the Senate. We just got a new notice saying an ammendment has been added to double the fines previously stated, for “paid” grassroots lobbying efforts without the government’s idea of full disclosure to them. I will post the new notice tomorrow. This could conceivably mean that pastors could not tell their congregations about pending bills.
Here comes the ice storm. At this moment, it’s just above freezing, but that will change soon. It’s now sleeting in Montgomery County, where my sister lives. It’s about an hour north of us – just north of Houston’s largest airport, Bush Intercontinental.
It’s been dry here so far today, so crews have been out applying magnesium chloride to the roads, to keep it from freezing. It’s antifreeze for pavements. In Houston, so many of the freeways are elevated, so it really presents a problem when conditons are right for ice. There are many places where freeway interchanges have bridges very high in the air, and there may be 4 or 5 layers of bridges. Some of them are easily 70 feet in the air. So ice can shut Houston down. And Brandon and Steve are out on those roads every day.
Our Lifeflight helicopters have been grounded already. The news helicopters have been icing over while flying, and it’s not even raining yet. That’s just from the moisture in the air.
So Beth has 2 interviews tomorrow. I’m not crazy about her going out in the weird weather. She got another call from an energy management company today. They had seen her resume on Monster.com. When it rains, it pours.