December 28, 2009

Is It Bumper Cars Or A Highway?

Christmas Eve in Oklahoma was a crazy day. A blizzard rolled in dumping fourteen inches of snow in a short amount of time with 47 mile an hour winds blowing sleet and snow sideways into your face. It was like getting sand blasted.

People were crashing into each other and running into ditches. Three people were killed: a couple while getting out to survey damage done to their vehicle, which was the wrong thing to do. Insurance companies have been swamped with calls and the worst part is most drivers don’t have a clue who hit them.

One poor woman had both her legs broke from getting hit by two vehicles at the same time. She was trapped and couldn’t get out. The ambulance that came to her rescue was hit. A police car was totaled.

The governor called a state of emergency and the National Guard was brought in to rescue people trapped on the turnpikes.

We got 14 inches of snow total but there were drifts that were six feet tall. People coming out of malls and shopping centers couldn’t find their cars because they were buried under snow. It came down just that quick.

I have anywhere from a foot to three foot of snow in my backyard. My poor little dog was real confused and kept looking at me as if to say, “Where did this come from?”

My youngest son was rear-ended and my oldest son’s car went into a ditch. It wasn’t damaged; just stuck. My brother in law’s van was hit twice.

You can’t find a tow rope or chain anywhere in town; they are sold out.

It’s not even the good kind of snow. You can’t make a snowman with it, which really confuses me.

I was at home cooking all day and my car was in the garage so I am fine.

If you like excitement you should move to Oklahoma we always have something going on around here, if tornadoes and firestorms don’t do it for you we’ll bring in a historic size blizzard to liven things up.

Annie Lennox - A Whiter Shade Of Pale

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