Thanks to Sarah, who’s working with us from afar, for her guest contribution to the blog today. If you haven’t read about Sarah’s adventures in Oklahoma, check out her previous posts. We miss you, Sarah!
Not in my wildest dreams did I think that this year would be a white Christmas, but yes it’s true we did have a white Christmas with 14 inches of snow! I thought I wouldn’t have to shovel a driveway for a while, but yes, Christmas morning I was shoveling the driveway. Did I mention we have the worst driveway EVER as we have a bridge as well as the driveway?
Driving has become a game of dodgem cars as many locals are not use to driving in such conditions and their aint no plows in Oki. If anyone is looking for a new vehicle, there were hundreds on the side of the road in the ditch. From trucks to compacts, there were many to choose from. My husband had to drive to Dallas and counted 188 in the ditch just on the way to the airport. Most of OKC looked like a scene from “War of the Worlds. ”
As true Canadians (or in my case Can-Aussies) we all put on our snowsuits and boots, and enjoyed the snow in true Canadian style. The sleds were located in the attic and we all had a blast. A few confused looks from the neighbours as all the winter weather gear started appear out of our house. All the extra snowsuits in our house have been lent to the neighbours kids so they too can enjoy the white weather also.
Oklahoma has had the coldest temperatures ever with the thermostat hitting -15F. As a Canadian you may say “-15F, that’s not so bad,” but without proper winter gear and metal pipes in the houses for most here it’s been a nightmare. Frozen pipes, no electricity and some schools have had to close their doors as it is too cold for students without proper jackets and mitts. My little girl’s school was one that remained open, and I just could not believe that there were students going to school without gloves or coats zipped up or in t-shirts!!
So there you have it folks… it snows in Oklahoma! Any volunteers to shovel the driveway?