DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 4 - 9:56am
<p dir="ltr"> Daughter is singing a terrible song to herself in the mirror. Not sure who the artist is, but she keeps singing the chorus "Red Rum" over and over. Pop music is terrible these days. </p>
<p dir="ltr"> Have forced the household pets to battle each other in a crude form of the Hunger Games I developed. So far participation is minimal, but one of the chihuahuas has become skilled with the toothpick bow and arrow I made her. I kissed my two fingers and raised them to the sky in her honor, but she responded by licking a portion of her hindquarters clean.</p>
<p dir="ltr"> Sanity and respect are in small numbers today.</p>
As a Hispanic with a dashboard bobblehead chihuahua, I could do worse.
DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 3 - 8:45pm
<p dir="ltr"> Entry: Relying on memory from a brief article in Popular Mechanics I read years ago, I cobbled together a ham radio for future communication with civilization. </p>
<p dir="ltr"> Wife is upset I ruined her Christmas ham and several ipod chargers.</p>
DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 3 - 5:23pm
<p dir="ltr"> Entry: Beer is gone. Hope is now a curse word in the house. Tackled my son who said he was "Going to hang out with some friends." He's so brave. Making up things just to go out in the wilderness to try and secure us another day of firewood. Maybe some squirrel meat. But that is my job. I will provide and keep us alive.</p>
<p dir="ltr"> At least, After this beer I shotgunned wears off and my tear stained cheeks dry.</p>
My friends’ Christmas cards get more and more epic each year.
I don’t know how they’ll top this one.
Have you considered building a sled of some sort for your dogs to pull you on? They may be small, but they're probably powerful when they work together. It could be safer than driving. It would probably be about as fast as driving at this point, too.
At this time, I would never transform my domesticated animals into beasts of burden. They may be the last loyal companions to have before the inevitable end.
Also, I don’t want ‘em stringy before I have to eat them.
DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 3 – 10:11am
Entry: Took a look outside to scavenge for wood. Neighbor across the street waved from his driveway. Reflexively took it as a sign of aggression and hurled my homemade spear at him. His animalistic screams of "The hell is wrong with you" and "My thigh! Is... is this a broom handle?" do not fall on deaf ears. As he shrieks down the street, I think, or maybe even say aloud: "Go, noble adversary. Tell them this dwelling is taken and we will NOT yield it. Tell them ALL."
I venture back inside, as I am teaching my family how we will churn our own butter and make potable water from a website we are looking at.
DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 2 - 11:43pm
<p dir="ltr"> Entry: Playing a variation of charades with the family pets. The cat almost guessed 'Kanye West' correctly.</p>
<p dir="ltr"> The dogs are uninterested. From my point of view, the smallest ones briefly turned into hamburgers then back into their normal selves.</p>
DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 2 – 9:15pm
Getting discouraged and yielding to the demons. Started moving my desktop knickknacks to start conversations about survival.
Instead my anxiety has transferred to their frozen faces. Found a harmonica. Have begun writing my opus.
DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 2 - 4:00pm
<p dir="ltr"> Entry: Taking time to read up on better parenting skills. Keep being interrupted by small child who resembles me, asking if I will play with her. Surely she is a hallucination. It only went away when I threw a bag of potato chips at her. </p>
<p dir="ltr"> Hydration may be a cause, but there is only five 12 packs of beer left. I may start to conserve.</p>
Moments before I had to cover my daughter’s eyes.
DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 2 – 1:43 pm
<p dir="ltr"> Entry: Took 30 minute shower but had to cut it short due to hot water running out.</p>
<p dir="ltr"> Panic sets in and I curl into the fetal position.</p>
DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 2 – 10:10 am
<p dir="ltr"> Entry: Woke up in a sweat, worried it was nightmare induced. Turned out to be heater. In attempt to make breakfast, realized bacon we have is turkey bacon. Outside, I hear a low howl of a coyote.</p>
<p dir="ltr"> Has God left this place?</p>
DFW, Tx. Freeze. Day 1 – 8:54 pm
<p dir="ltr"> Entry: Netflix may be down. Will possibly have to resort to DVDs.</p>
<p dir="ltr"> Like ANIMALS.</p>