Just in case you were wondering, I am still alive!...just trying to regroup from my trip to Kansas. Last Monday, That Other Kid and I traveled through Oklahoma's snow and ice storm to make it up to Kansas for my dad's colon reattachment surgery that was scheduled for Tuesday. (It went better than even the surgeon expected, btw.) I didn't really have too many problems, just had to slow way down....and drive with wiper blades that, unbeknownst to me, needed to be replaced! I found out soon enough when my windows started icing over and the wiper blades kept missing half the window!
Anywho, I made it safe and sound, with only about 1 hour delay. The weather was only bad in through OKC and surrounding area, so it was manageable. I took my parents to Long John's Silver for dinner, since that is where they wanted to go! As a kid that was a big night out, to go to Long John's, so away we went. By 8:30, which is when we were done eating, the streets in Wichita were getting slick and the windshield was starting to ice up, so my mom scraped the windshield and then we went back to their home.
My family has lived in North Texas now for 13 years and when it ices and snows, we just stay home. NO ONE goes anywhere! Not so in Kansas...it's just part of winter for them. It has to be a blizzard for them to stay home or close something, so it really surprised them that I didn't own an ice scraper! They loaned me one of theirs, so I could scrape my windows to go over to my brother's house and for the morning when dad was having surgery.
When we were leaving...That Other Kid informed me that "old people are awesome!" I had to agree, but wanted to know why he thought so. His reply was, "cuz they have ice scrapers and let us use them when it is icy outside!" I just thought that was a hilarious observation and soooo true!
So....the 2 lessons for the week...don't go to Kansas in the winter without an ice scraper and "old people are awesome"!
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