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Leah Sattler
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I changed my mind! I don't want a white christmas! take it back!

I am stuck in the tulsa area. alot of the turnpikes and highways are shut down. they are saying that this was the biggest blizzard in OK history. (this is ok remember so that probably doesn't take much compared to what alot of you guys get, but they just don't have the kind of resources set aside to deal with this stuff around here) okc got the worst of it. it wouldn't be so bad if it hadn't sleeted and iced for several hours before the snow arrived. now its inches of snow on top of inches packed sleet and ice. a dry powdery snow would be much easier to commute on. 

it looks like the area where we live probably didn't get that much and will even get above freezing today, but getting back down there could be difficult! the goats are loaded with hay and have de icers in their water but I still worry.  we tried to leave last night in my dh's toyota truck and couldn't get out of the driveway. the front wheels just slid into the ditch as we tried to back up the hill that is the drive which is also on a sideways slope. he and his dad spent an hour getting it out and we just stayed here for the night. we are all packed and prepped for a day spent in the ditch but I really don't want that to happen! 
 
Gwen Lynn
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Oh, would that you could! I'm afraid we're stuck with this crap for a while. It's not going to get above freezing here (in NE Okla.) today. The longer it's here, the harder it will be for us to get above freezing. Leah is correct, the resources to deal with this are not here and neither is the skill to plow it. Our neighborhood streets are untouched by plows and will likely stay that way.

Oklahoma doesn't get nice, picture perfect pretty, sane snowfalls. They are usually part of hellacious storm systems that are accompanied by storms and thunder and lightning often are involved. I will never forget a storm with snow and thunder. Just weird. Here are a few pix from my yard. Fortunately, we only got around 7" with no power outtages. OKC fared much worse. They got 14".
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Leah Sattler
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well. we made it back christmas day. once we got on the muskogee turnpike it was fine. why they can manage to clear the turnpike but not the free highways ? oh yeah. cause we pay them to!!! by the time we were down to I40 it looked like just a dusting of snow. it prettty much melted of down here already.

I'm sorry gwen! I know you hate this stuff. it is pretty miserable sometimes. at least there wasn't widespread power outages.
 
Gwen Lynn
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We are managing all right, though I have a feeling there won't be work for Dan tomorrow. We got out and about yesterday and it wasn't completely horrible, just somewhat horrible.

I motivated dh to shovel off the driveway. There was a 2 foot drift between the cars. He was not thrilled about doing it (my attitude is, "hey...you like it soooo much, GO DEAL WITH IT!" ) but afterwards said that he was glad and it was nice to be able to walk around unencumbered by the snow. Birds are going thru seed like crazy! I got a new bird feeder for Christmas. Half the motivation to get out yesterday was needing more bird seed!! Crazy, I know.

So it's all melted down by you! Guess we need to move further south. Let me know when you're ready to lease a small chunk of land
 
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