Texas friends, we have been through the wringer this week, haven’t we?
And I know we are not out of the woods yet.
Here’s how things went for us during the Texas snowstorms.
Let’s Start with a Game
I am not sure what your week has looked like, but if we were playing a game and I got the point for everything on this list, I would have ALL the points.
For instance, point if you:
- Slept in your outside coat
- Saw 49 degrees on your thermostat…inside
- Took a cold shower
- Tried to warm up by holding a lit candle
- Tried to thaw a frozen pipe with a hairdryer
- Wore the same clothes for another day
- Cleaned up the mess from a busted pipe
- Found your backyard full of water from overflowed pipes
- Took hot showers, hot showers, and working plumbing for granted
- Read up on the Texas Power Grid
- Cried after reading electric updates on social media
To make a long week shorter, here it is in photos:
The Last Stage of Texas Snow (And Relief)
Last night we got a call from our neighbor that our electricity might be on.
It was hardly too much to believe. I felt like it would be such a tease since it went on and off so many times early in the week.
When I walked into the house, and it was warm, I burst into tears. I cannot tell you the relief and overwhelm to be in a house that felt so frigid for so many days this week.
I did one thing when I walked in the door.
I took a hot bubble bath.
What would you do after returning home to settle in and treat yourself?
I needed it. I needed to sit in a roomy, full tub of hot water and wash off the day.
Wash off the fear. Wash off the hardship that has come from being misplaced day after day.
And a bath will do that, won’t it? At least, it does for me. Some people are not bath people, but I am. I think in the bath. I listen to music in the bath. I de-stress in the bath. I feel better after a good, hot bath.
When we moved to this house, I knew I would need a bathtub in the master, and it would need to be a showstopper. As soon as I saw this one (from Vintage Tub), I was in love.
The black bottom is so unique, and I love the side drain gold hardware. I reached out to find out details about it, and they were so fantastic and helpful. I appreciated this.
Plus, there is stuff about bathtubs I don’t always remember– like needing a matching drain if I wanted brass faucets. And Vintage Tub reminded me!
Do you give your bathrooms enough TLC? Here are a few throwback photos of my old bathroom space!
So, right when I got home today, I appreciated all these choices that got me to this awesome hot bath.
Let’s Stick Together Texas
I felt so thankful, and I want to give a big shout-out to hot water, hot baths, electricity, hotel rooms, rising temperatures, and working pipes.
What are you thankful for this week?
- How are you, my friend?
- Do you have electricity now?
- If not, how are you surviving?
- Are you with friends or family?
- Do you know someone that is need?
- How can we help you?
My heart goes out to so many of my neighbors this week. We are all in this together.
(To donate to a non-profit helping homeless people during this time, visit linktr.ee/dfwmutualaid)
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