Ice Storm (One)

Oklahoma is in the midst of its first winter ice storm.  We have had two thunderstorms in the past 24 hours, which I do not ever recall ever witnessing in the midst of December.  Rain, sleet, snow, lightning, and thunder.  Not a friendly combination.

The roads are not too bad yet, but then again, I have not been driving on them for almost two hours now, so things might have changed since I was last out and about.  I stepped out briefly to get some food.  I spent at least half an hour warming up my car and scraping the ice off the windshield, the front windows, and the rear view window.  It is not something I look forward to doing before going to work tomorrow evening, but I do not have a choice.

My job is mission essential, so I will be working, despite the nasty weather.  I just hope I do not have to tell a young troop they are not allowed to drive in this type of weather.  I did last year after one young troop got my patrol car stuck in the snow for three and a half hours.  Needless to say, I no longer let people borrow my patrol vehicle for posting purposes during certain weather conditions.

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About emeree

I am an Air Force veteran. I served as a Security Forces troop for nearly seven years and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant before separating in 2008. My tours of duty were in England and Oklahoma. I live in the Seattle area, which is where I grew up. I used my GI Bill and earned a degree from the University of Washington. I currently work in downtown Seattle and experience all the adventure that comes with that.
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