Our daughter’s best friend since childhood currently lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area where she attends North Texas State University for graduate study in vocal performance. She has a beautiful soprano voice and we are very proud of her. She is like a second daughter to us. She has sent frequent updates on the storm. As a North Dakota native, she is probably better accustomed to managing the cold and the bad roads than most folks in Texas right now. She lost electricity/heat off and on the past several days, and Wednesday night her apartment complex lost all water due to a busted water main. She got to the grocery store for provisions yesterday.
I was gratified to learn that she kept warm when the heat was off by wrapping up in a down comforter we gave her for a high school graduation present nine years ago. It was a real good one with a high fill power. I was happy to know she still had it and that it came in handy. How clever of her to take it with her to a place where you never imagine needing that kind of warmth. I hope all the things I give as gifts are so useful.
What have been some of the most useful gifts you have given or received? Any advice for Texans right now?