Saturday, January 13, 2007

Storm a Comin'

Although every weatherman was predicting a severe ice storm, none could quite agree on when and where it would hit. My plan was to stay in OK City to take care of the Grand Babies as long as I could and still get home for the weekend. After watching several different weather reports, I decided that I could stay until Friday morning and still get home. At 8 AM Friday there was no ice on my car, but it was beginning to mist. By 8:30 the mist was beginning to freeze on the windshield. I was soon loaded up and headed south. The roads were still good, and since I was headed south, I was not too worried. The truth was that I was just barely in front of the storm and the streets were still warm enough to melt the falling ice/rain. It was 27 degrees in The City when I left. It was 33 and dropping when I arrived in Duncan (approx. 90 miles). I stopped at the Duncan Wal-Mart to get a few items. My car was the only one in the parking lot with ice frozen to it. I kid you not - every checkout line in Wal-Mart was open and full. I was home by 11:30 AM, snug in my little house. I called my daughter-in-law to say I was home safely, and she said Bo was on his way home too. Roads were getting bad in The City. Halliburton let Jesse off early, and she got home about 2:30. Toby came in around 3:00. We curled up in our favorite chairs, ate pizza and watched a movie last night. Being home together all weekend should be interesting. Being cooped up with Toby can be like living with a bear in a cave. Thank God for football playoffs. As I write, Jesse and Toby are working on breakfast - bacon, eggs, gravy and biscuits - not on my diet at all, but the two of them seem quite pleased with themselves.

My few days in The City with my Grand Babies were quite nice. GBN2 is very sweet and snuggly. GBN1 is wild. She is a pretty good big sister, but a little rough when she hugs her sister. I will try to post some new pictures. Last night I tried to post, but my computer was having problems staying online.

It is good to be home.

2 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

I'm glad you made it home safe, Lou. Sounds like you had a good time in OKC.

As I write, Jesse and Toby are working on breakfast - bacon, eggs, gravy and biscuits...

Mmmmm! Why is everyone writing about food, or so it seems? I may have to do a bit of REAL cooking this weekend...

Becky said...

I'm glad you made it home before the storm. It was supposed to come through here today, but seems to have stalled just to the west of us.