11 February 2021
Talk about cabin fever fever
We here in extreme Southeast Oklahoma aren't used to much cold weather. Here is an example; last week we had several 60-70 degree days with mild nights. Right now it is 24 degrees F and has been below freezing for two days. The forecast for the rest of this week and next is single digit temperatures. Forecast for our region on Sunday is up to 12 inches of snow and much heavier snow for the central and northern part of the state. We have had freezing drizzle and light rain for the past two days and it finally quit tonight, which was a good thing, because we were starting to get a good coat of ice on everything. I live on a paved county road and haven't heard any traffic whizzing along, so I figure it is covered in ice.
If the roads get cleared up enough so that I can make it over to my son's ranch which is about 33 miles away, I plan on going over and trying to stir up a boar hog.
Out of boredom, I went out to the shops and gathered up some unfinished leather projects(belts & holsters) and brought them in the house to finish. Maybe my wife won't get too upset when I take over the kitchen bar as a work bench. This kind of weather probably don't sound bad to a lot of you North landers, but if you are a Southern boy, it is hard to take.
We had bad winters back in the late 70's through mid 80's, and at that time I had cattle and horses to take care of, at least I don't have those kind of things to do anymore. But just grin and bear it, that's the positive outlook.