At least that is how the weather caster are referring to the Ice storm here in Texas. You know we get a little excited when we get some winter weather. Did I mention that it was 79 degrees on Friday (5 days ago!).
I was set to start driving from Houston to D.C. this morning around 4 a.m. You see I wanted to leave at 5 a.m. My brother (who is driving with me) said, “What? That late?” He wanted to leave between midnight or 3 a.m.! Our compromise (my compromise) was 4 a.m. Well our travel plans all went by the wayside today when I had trouble getting in to Houston on Continental due to the Ice and they expect more. So we are going to wait till Friday.
Unfortunately we were going to go to Gatlinburg, but had to vacate those plans since driving through the Smokey Mountains with a winter storm probably isn’t the best idea for a bunch of Texans. So we are headed to Atlanta. Will send you updates from the road.
The Great Toaster Oven Mystery
I returned home to D.C. on Sunday for the first time in over a month. I could barely get the door open because of all the mail that had been put through the mail slot. It was great to sleep in my bed and be home.
I had a renter for about 2 months while I was in Texas. He moved out mid December. (Long story but I was basically helping out a white house intern who was staying in a really really really bad area.). So I walk in my house and it looks great. Really clean, everything is return to the way it was when I left. About an hour later I go into my kitchen to get some water and realize my toaster oven is missing.
Who takes a toaster oven? I spent the next few hours miffed wondering who steals a toaster oven. I then go downstairs to start a load of laundry..and low and behold..there is my toaster oven…in the laundry room. What is even stranger about this is that I have a mini kitchen in the basement…so if you wanted to toast something downstairs, you could have put the toaster oven in the mini-kitchen. So, what was going on with my toaster oven in the Laundry Room.
I am not sure which is stranger..someone stealing a toaster oven…or someone using a toaster oven in the laundry room.