Talking to a fellow Texan from Dallas yesterday, I found that they were all hunkered down in the bathroom as that was the safest place in the house. Looking at the weather radar map, I saw a line of severe thunderstorms with tornado warnings that was marching across the Dallas area.
Hopefully JR and South Fork are okay!
The weather channel shows doom and gloom for most of the country, from the mid-west to the eastern shore. Living here, its easy to forget about the weather in other parts of the country. Slipping and sliding on icy roads was never too much fun.
Every day is about the same, just a little cooler or a little hotter depending on the season. The view from our pool is always nice.
A lot of people here have pools as you can keep them open most of the year. Some of the hotels on the strip have topless pools for the tourists to show off in. But actually they are pretty nice as admittance is restricted so you don’t have to deal with a bunch of jerks blocking your view!
In Vegas, you trade four months of hot weather for eight months of pretty decent weather. It seldom rains, I think we get about four inches for the year. So as long as you don’t have to work outside, roofers have a miserable job, its not bad.
If you like to party or gamble, this is the place to be. A friend of mine, who is a judge back home, comes out to play the ponies. He has to sit outside the sports book to work out his bets, while his wife runs back and forth to place bets.
Wifey is a pretty decent poker player and spends a fair amount of time, along with my money, on the Strip playing Texas Hold’em. So if you come out and play cards against a curly headed brunette, with big hair, long legs, short skirt, and her braless boobs hanging out, it might be Wifey.
But all in all, its a fun place to live. Don’t recommend raising kids here as the education system is ranked at the very bottom of the pile but other than that not bad. No state income tax, which saves you some change.