Post Traumatic Stress….

October 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
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I went to for the first time in about 4 months, just to see what’s going on.  And what is the first god-damned-mother-fucking thing I see?

36  counties are now under advisories, watches, or severe weather warnings.

You know, unless you’re a god-damned farmer and *have* to live in such a place – why the hell would you?

I was traumatized by crap like this when I lived there – normally bad weather doesn’t bother me.  But when my child started school and bad weather became a huge factor in whether my child made it home safely or not – or if I had to drive on ice and snow and all that crap – it became a huge factor.  Being separated from my child by potentially death-inducing weather traumatized me like you can’t believe.

I am so glad to be away from it.  And I don’t think I’ll be visiting Iowa – or – anytime soon…

Winter In West Des Moines Iowa 2007 – Reliving The Nightmare

October 8, 2008 by · 1 Comment
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Here is a video I took while driving from Charlie’s daycare to my home in December of 2007.  This is what it was like during MOST of the 15 months I lived there, due to what everyone told me was the worst winter there since 1929 or something.  HIDEOUS NIGHTMARE FROM HELL!

And this wasn’t even the worst part.  This was just one of the first snows that I thought would come and go.  I had no idea I would see no relief until the next APRIL.  And even then it snowed two or three times in April.

Anyway, one of the most amusing things about this video is the white pick-up truck coming towards me from the other direction with a red snow plow attached to the front of it after I make a right turn.  Apparently just about anyone can make money in the winter by attaching a snow plow to the front of their vehicle and scraping out parking lots and things.  I found it an iconic testament to the misery of living there…

I’m not sure why, but it seemed like something out of a David Lynch movie or something.  Anyway, here is the video:

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