Let’s Talk About the Weather

Buxton the Goat, hiding from the weather in his dog house with his heat lamp, drinks warm water from a bucket I brought him.
Buxton the Goat, hiding from the weather in his dog house with his heat lamp, drinks warm water from a bucket I brought him.

Despite a nation-crippling winter storm roaring through overnight, Abby and I both went to work this morning. I shot some images for the daily, plus a bit of video for the paper’s web site. I spent the rest of the morning helping put out the paper on a skeleton crew, and shot a few more images, then came home at midday.

Abby called the toll-free number at her work at five this morning to see if they were closed down for the day, and the message said it was business as usual. However, by 8:15 this morning almost no one could even make it into her office, so they sent everyone home, much to Abby’s annoyance.

Very fortunately for us Abby has her four-wheel-drive pickup and I have my all-wheel-drive SUV, so neither of us had much trouble getting around.

It appears that we in southern Oklahoma are on the less severe end of this enormous winter storm. While it is crazy cold and windy, we didn’t get much ice, and the snow is ending here. We have power, as well as cable TV for Abby and internet for me. I’m considering a nap.

Sierra the Chihuahua plays in the snow in the front yard. At first she couldn't get through the dog door because of a snow drift.
Sierra the Chihuahua plays in the snow in the front yard. At first she couldn't get through the dog door because of a snow drift.
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3 Comments

  1. I’d be annoyed too in Abby’s place. It’s happened to me a few times. “Come to work! We’ll be open all day!” And then you get there and they’re closing.

    I once *walked* a mile through snow to get to work, and they closed just as I arrived. I was too pissed to accept a ride back home from the manager who offered, and I walked back. In hindsight; I should have accepted the ride home. :-)

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