Weather predictions came out yesterday, December 30th, that we were in an area in Western Kansas slated for some wintry precipitation. Of course, there were those out there who chose not to believe that we would get anything. Others like my daughters and I, hoped that we would. Well...Wichita County got a beautiful snowstorm!!!
Around 6:00, we began having snow flurries. But by 8:00, we had very heavy snow coming down. And with it, came strong winds. This was the first snowstorm of the 2010-2011 season and it was GORGEOUS!!! That is, of course, if you enjoy snow...
Because of earlier complications in our afternoon, it was 8:30 before we made it to our office cleaning jobs in the country and downtown. We paid for that one! I drove to the country. Thank God that Stan went with us. I thought that I was on the highway until Stan corrected me. About 30 minutes later, we had concluded our business there and headed back to town. Wow! It was incredible how much the road's condititon had deteriated in that short time! This time, Stan drove the van back to town. Drifts were EVERYWHERE!!! Once we entered the city limits of Leoti, the roads took a major dip. They were slick and snowpacked even worse than in the country. We made our way to the downtown offices. Once we had finished there, we went home. Getting up the steps of our front porch was a lot of fun too! LOL!!! We were tickled pink to arrive in the house nice and safe. Thank You, God!!!
I have no plans of leaving the house today. My doctors as well as cardiologists have warned me that as thin as they must keep my blood so that it can travel through my mechanical heart valve, I cannot afford to have any falls. One doctor told me that even if I had a doctor with me when I fell and hit my head, there would be no way that they could safe my life... So, Folks, I heed their warnings and stay indoors in weather such as this.
Stan called me from the mill this morning. He told me that the roads from the eastern Wichita County line to Garden City are snowpacked and very icy. They received freezing rain before the snow settled in. Here in town, it looks like we must have gotten at least 3 or 4 inches of snow. We need to be thankful for each and every drop of rain and each and every flake of snow. It has been terribly dry here for months.
So, if you need to get out, be very careful!!! If you have any kind of health issue, DON'T scoop your own sidewalk or driveway. That can be deadly. Skyler and Brice Mason own a snow moving machine and can clean it for you. Their telephone number is 375-2133.