Today is the 3rd day in a row for a snow day. Being the brave soul I am I decided to brave the elements, clean off the car and check out the roads for myself *okie is often impressed with her bold desires to go where others fear to tread*. It only took 30 minutes for the car to warm up enough to start getting the snow and ice off of it. Of course it took another 30 minutes to get the crap cleaned off *okie makes a mental note to treat herself to a deluxe grilled cheese later for being smart enough to fill up the gas tank before the bad weather hit*.
I have been hearing "the roads aren't too bad" "It's slick in some spots" "oh yeah they are fine". Let me tell you something...those people obviously have been sniffing too much de-icer, have had anti-freeze leached into their skin or are visiting from a more northern climate, oh let's say...THE FREAKIN NORTH POLE!
Thought I would share a few photos I took while out and about...
Here is a picture of the vehicle that went flying past me and then slide to a stop at the intersection *okie shakes head and thinks "idiot"*. My driving doesn't scare me when the roads are like this. But the other people on the road who think they can drive like it is a normal road...well they scare the chit out of me! Especially those with SUV's. But I got news for them, their big ol' tank will flip over a lot sooner than my little Metro will.
Luckily everyone else there was driving cautiously and I didn't even see anyone spin. I wish I had gotten a pic of the truck with the huge round bale of hay in the bed. Now that is something I am use to seeing!
Here is my street. It is bumpy. I don't mean country road wash board bumpy...I mean freakin rut, pot hole, 3rd world country road bumpy! I grew up in the country so I am still use to the washboard dirt roads of Oklahoma. Not that I like them, but I am use to them and know how to adjust accordingly to make my way down them safely.
That thing in the bottom right hand corner of the picture is the hood of my car. I didn't get all the ice off of the car but it is good enough for now.
Here is a picture of my house. I know what some of you are thinking "well that isn't bad, I don't know why she is complaining about bad weather". Well let me tell you something...Bad weather is relative to your "normal" weather environment. Don't tell me that we are not having bad weather right now and I won't tell you that you aren't having bad weather when an F4 tornado hits your town. I live in Oklahoma. We do not have the resources to get the roads cleared off because it is not something we are use to doing and it would be millions of dollars wasted on something that might or might not be used every year.
I did shovel the driveway a little after taking this picture. Well what I could shovel anyway. I quickly learned that snow shovel very well...the 2 inches of sleet under the snow, well NOT so much! At least I will have some pictures to scrap of this weather.