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West Texas Residents Carry On Through Winter Weather


by Brian Wise
NewsWest 9

The weather outside is frightful, but you wouldn't know it from watching some residents in Midland on Sunday. Even though some schools and businesses are closing, people are still living like they usually do. 

Take Leon Adams for example. He does his laundry once a week. This week it happened to be below freezing, but the clothes don't freeze. 

"The water is coming from inside the house. The water is warm but it's not hot water. It's cold water but it's warm," Adams said. 
It doesn't matter that icicles are hanging from the tree just a few feet away. At the house next door, Taco the dog came outside to do his daily business too. He didn't seem to mind the cold but the weather can be deadly for pets like him.

NewsWest 9 also stopped to take a look at an ice dispenser making its own product. While we were there, Gabriel and his son pulled up.  It seemed like a strange day to pay for ice but they said they were just there to get water. 

There were some inconvenience for them today (Sunday) but they got to spend some time with each other. Tomorrow (Monday) will be similar with schools closed. People prove they can work around arctic winter.

"If it's good you always say, thank you Jesus. But if it's bad, a lot of times people don't but I say 'thank you, Jesus' regardless because he gave me another day," Adams said. 

Even with the discomfort, people still find a way to get through the cold with a sunny attitude.