Tuesday, February 01, 2011

snow date update

We've gotten a total of 12" of snow. The wind chill is -16 or so. Tomorrow's high is 10.

There are parts of our yard where you can see the top of the grass, but also drifts thigh deep. The thing about snow in Oklahoma is that it comes down sideways because of the wind. Then it blows all around.

We've lived here for 7 1/2 years and have NEVER had a snow that's suitable for making a snowman. It's always too powdery to stick together.

We did go outside briefly after supper. The three of us bundled up, sported duct-taped grocery bags over our hands and feet, and braved the cold. Baby LOVED it. She was so excited to play. The Hater and I took turns jumping face first into drifts. It wasn't long before it was time to come back in. Baby was so upset to leave the snow. She cried for about 20 minutes after we got back into the house. It was very sad... apparently snow is like baby heroin and she was seriously jonesing for another hit.

We're going to heed the warnings of the local news stations and stay home again tomorrow. Hopefully by the end of tomorrow they'll have the roads cleared and other idiots in our neighborhood will have plowed through the drifts in the road. We're hoping to be back to our grind by Thursday, but only time will tell how long we'll be inside. It's not supposed to get over freezing until the weekend.

I've got some stuff to do for work tonight. The Hater is watching a movie about some Republican political operative who got Reagan and the Bushes elected. Blah. Lee Atwater. Normally I'd groan about having to do work at home, but with this on tv I'd much rather do work than watch this.

Everybody stay warm!


Kelly said...

Man, what's worse, that movie or the storm? I can't believe this weather! (Seriously, I'm talking about the weather?!) You guys are getting all of OUR snow. You're very welcome. Take this opportunity to build a wicked awesome snow fort. Good luck!!

Marian Parkes said...

Make her some snow cream. She'd love that!