Here it is, the day after Christmas, and there's still snow on the ground here on the Texas Gulf Coast.
I truly wish I had a digital camera..... the looks on my cats' faces as they'd set paw in snow for the first time in their warm and furry lives was priceless to behold.
Lacking said imaging technology, I figured I'd do the next best thing, which is to shamelessly steal (by permission, per their licensing statement) a couple images from this site.
Yes, there was that much snow yesterday, and my boat had an equivalent buildup on top of the areas extending beyond the heated interior of the vessel. And of course, with two heaters roaring belowdecks, I and the cats were warm, snug and dry.
So, here's what the beach at Galveston looked like yesterday:
And a look to seaward from a block or so off of the Galveston Seawall.
The snow was only one great gift this Christmas. The kind words, comments and e-mails from you on my return to the keyboard was the most surprising, and most certainly to be valued more highly than mere words can express. Thank You!
I also got off of the boat for a while, enjoying drinks in front of a roaring fire and the pure joy which is watching young children tear into their presents under their tree. I couldn't imagine a better way to have celebrated the day, either.
So, tomorrow it's back to the salt mine after an all-too-rare three day weekend. My 'puter access at work is all but nonexistent, but I'll be posting more about this, that and the other.
Stay tuned, and I'll even reveal what it is I do for a living. (and youze who knows, shaddup for now, m'kay?)
Anyway, it's time for me to drag a bag o' laundry to the dreaded laundrymat.
Arrrggghhh....it's the life of the sailorman for me!