Saturday, December 26, 2009

Blizzard '09

We spent Christmas Eve listening to 50 MPH wind gusts and watching the fence sway back and forth. Drifts grew at an alarming rate. I've lived in places with wind and snow, but 3-4 ft. drifts, cancelled Christmas gatherings and 14 inches of snow are unusual happenings in Oklahoma City.

We stayed in, ate Christmas bread baked that afternoon, watched hundreds of people getting stranded on highways as they ignored the weather people telling them to stay home, do not get out and shop. Then things got scarier as there was a 50 car pile-up on I-40, the airport closed down and all the highways in the metro closed down.

When we opened the front door, a three ft drift blocked the way, the car in the driveway was blocked with another drift that size. Felt like I'd ended up back in Nebraska.

Yesterday we hibernated and read, watched movies, enjoyed a quiet Christmas. Today, if I can dig out the car, I'll try and make it to the store. Maybe next weekend I'll get writing done. we'll wee how things go. Trying to help my daughter with her holiday depression.

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