Friday, March 10, 2006
The weather here in West Texas isn't always like the beautiful sunsets seen in Westerns. Yes sometimes the wind actually blows; if you can believe that. Wednesday night, we had a mud storm.
What is a mud storm you might ask? If you have never witnessed a good Texas mudstorm you have missed a treat. Fist it rains a bit, just enough to bead up water on cars, trucks, and buildings. Then the rain stops and the wind picks up to a good polite breeze; say about fifty mph or so. The wind is then able to sift down to the looser dirt and deposit it on the beaded water so that everything is coated in mud.
The mud storm is Mother Natures way of successfully drying up any moisture while still forcing you to wash your vehicle. My work truck is immune to this cruel trick of Mother Nature as it is kept together by a protective layer of dirt. The weatherman is predicting more mud storms this weekend so my truck should be tough as nails by Monday.
Here's to a great weekend everybody. Hope the weather suits you.