Friday, December 25, 2009

OMG! This White Christmas Thing is Going Too Far

Well, we're stuck in the hotel room while we wait for the plows to clear a path. The official snowfall so far is 7 inches. We're under a blizzard watch. It's crazy.

Walking the dogs this morning was  hilarious. We had almost a foot of snow piled up against the hotel room door. The management hadn't been out yet and the stairs and walkways were covered in at least that much snow or more. We made it downstairs reasonably well. Missed a step cause it just plain was lost in the snow but not much else. Myrddin ended up off the walk in snow up to his chest. Where he proceeded to stop. I thought he was stuck but he was just making yellow snow.

Aibhne thinks the white stuff is great and runs around full tilt. Myrddin is okay and even Rowan is getting better. When faced with no choice but to get into the snow, he soldiers on.

This afternoon we ventured forth again and this time I brought my new video camera.  I give you the Christmas Day Blizzard":

Yes, that was Hubby being pulled by Aibhne, doing her sled dog imitation. And that was me yelling at Rowan to slow down. The drifts between our unit and the next one were over two feet tall in places and maneuvering through them was a challenge. I lacked his four paw drive.  Lacking an undercoat and any significant body fat makes him easily chilled, so the coat seemed a reasonable insult to his dignity. He doesn't seem to mind it.

Well, we're managing to scrounge by today with the eats we wisely bought on the 23rd while we finished our Christmas shopping. Though now that we're out of Diet Coke, we'll be forced to rave the drifts tomorrow. The blizzard warning is in effect until 6AM Saturday. So hopefully, we'll be able to leave on time Sunday. By that time Oklahoma should be open.

Merry Christmas!!


Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I have to say, that looks like a lot of fun. Admittedly, I know little about snow these days.

Chris said...

That really looks great to me, but I'm not there, right? Hope your holiday was good though!!!!