Monday, January 15, 2007

Three Days at Home

Here in Oklahoma, we've been hit with a blast of winter in the form of freezing rain, sleet, and ice. Thousands are without power--the hardest hit area around the Muskogee area (southeast of us). They are forecasting a low temperature tonight of 1 DEGREE!!!

My oldest son and I got out this morning and cleared the ice from his car (the wife and I park in the garage), then went to the groceery store to pickup a few things since it looks like there won't be any significant melting of this mess over the next week. I slipped and fell in the Wal-Mart parking lot. If I were a real American--I'd sue their butts! Needless to say: "It's slicker'n snot on a hoehandle." (If I have to explain're not from around here.) Anyway, we are very fortunate here in Owasso; we have electricity, food and water. According to the news over 112000 people are still without power and at least 15 deaths have been blamed on the storm.

Since I didn't go to work today, I took the opportunity to clean up some files and start getting things together for the "taxman." My wife teaches three and four-year-old preschoolers at a private Christian school in the area. She figured today that in just the past six months, she's spent over $1000 out of her pocket for school supplies/items for her classroom. That's on top of what the school supplies! Teaching is NOT a profitable profession.

1 comment:

Donna said...

I'm glad you are on the "better" end of that winter mess and haven't lost services. Hope you're not too sore from that fall. My daughter wiped out on some icy stairs outside a store the other day. Yeah, that hurt!

We are definitely looking forward to doing our taxes this year as hubby was deployed for a tax-free six months of it. I'll take that smallest of consolations for having to live without him for so long.