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Dreams of spring and garden goodies were buried under several inches of ice and sleet the past few days here in the heart of Oklahoma. Sweetheart had big plans to finish his work this past weekend preparing the garden soil for spring planting but it was too cold for him to be outside...even bundled up. The wind was blowing and the temperature was just above freezing.

Then our winter storm hit mid-day Monday. Here's the view from my back door yesterday.

That's about 1/2 inch of ice topped by close to 6 inches of sleet...no snow...the sleet is that thick! The freezing rain started on Monday and then about 3 am Tuesday morning, we were awakened by thunder and what sounded like hail on our roof and windows. But, it wasn't hail...it was sleet!! It sleeted all day yesterday. Sweetheart went on to work but Monday night the drive home took 2 1/2 hours instead of the usual 45 minutes. Yesterday the drive was 2 hours each way and he called from one end of our country road to tell me he was almost home but was having a hard time making it up the hill. About 20 minutes later he drove in the driveway but couldn't open the garage because of the sleet piled high against the door. It took a little while to move the sleet pile and get the car inside.

We are fortunate this time since the December 2007 ice storm ruined trees and left us without power for a week. Our rural electric coop did a wonderful job cutting trees away from power lines during 2008 and this time our power didn't even flicker.

Today the sun is out but it's 19 degrees. Not much thawing will take place today but the sun is so cheerful. Here's what I saw this morning.

I've been working on my BOM blocks and the Valentine charm pack surprise. Pictures of my progress will be coming soon. For now, I'm enjoying the sunshine!

Wishing you a beautiful sunshine day!! Karen


( 4 comments — Howdy Neighbor )
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
Good grief! I didn't realize you'd had so much weather. Stay warm and safe over there! *hugs*

Edited at 2009-01-29 11:54 pm (UTC)
Jan. 30th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
It's thawing today but the ground is still white with sleet! Hurry spring :)
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
WOW! That is amazing, and I get cold just looking at those pictures!
Jan. 30th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
You have beautiful snow in the mountains! It's sunny today but still cold and the ice and sleet is slow to go. I'm wishing for an early spring :)
( 4 comments — Howdy Neighbor )


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