The schools are closed. My son is happy. He has not had a snow day in 2 years or more. Actually, I’d call it more of an ice-day. Everything is coated in ice. My front porch (faces North) is down right hazardous. But, hubby sanded it for me before I went outside to feed Scooter….in the ungodly freezing and biting near zero windchill temperature. I was thankful for my winter gear, even tho I looked like a big dork, I was a toasty dork……..
Speaking of which, I was greeted by a loud demanding whinny and a frozen water tank. Ack! Double Ack!
The water was not frozen solid but was frozen a good 4-5 inches. I filled it up the day before just incase something happened to my tank heater.
Did I ever mention that Ive fatally wounded more than 1 water tank breaking ice with my ax? Well, this morning, I took extra precaution and the current water tank is still intact.
Our electricity flashed off a couple of times during the night. It must have tripped the electric safety device thingy on the heater making it shut off.
This morning our electric is dimming. I hope it does not go out. It has started the sleeting again as I type. I will be so PO’ed if our electric goes out. Our winter storm warning goes until 3am Friday.
The weatherpeople keep saying my area is going to get 6-10 inches. The amount varies with each channel. It is on its way, 1-2 hours. We’ll see.
I have only once in my 17 years of living in Oklahoma have seen severe winter storm conditions. Conditions that could be called a true ‘blizzard or snow-storm’. I am thankful for that!
I was hoping to have some snowy pictures to post but I dont, when and if I get some, Ill post them today.
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