Diary Of A Jamaican Who Just Moved To South Dakota,USA
We have arrived in America!!! Finally! This marks a new chapter in our
lives. It's very nice here. It's a little cool, but who needs HOT
weather? This is perfect ... not too hot, not too cold.
It is getting a little cooler, but we are adjusting. We
bought some sweaters today and went for a short walk. Loving America!!! This is what life's about.
The weather is definitely cooler now. We taped all the
windows shut, so cold air cannot creep in... Outside may be cold, but it feels like Jamaica in this house.
The news reports say snow is on the way ... we cannot
wait!!! We have never seen snow and it should be pretty exciting to see it for the first time.
Started snowing. The first of the season and the first
real snow we have ever seen. The wife cooked buttered buns and we sat by the window watching soft flakes drift down, clinging to the trees and covering the ground. Could never do anything like this in Jamaica. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT!!!
We woke to a lovely blanket of crystal white snow
covering the landscape. What a FANTASTIC sight! Every tree and shrub was covered like a beautiful white mantle. I shoveled snow for the first time and loved it. I did both our driveway and sidewalk. Later, the city snow plow came along and accidentally covered up our driveway with compacted snow from the street. The driver smiled and waved and I waved back and shoveled again. Americans are so friendly!
It snowed an additional twelve inches last night and the
temperature has dropped to around four degrees. The cold weather is not so bad ... we can take this, not at all as bad as we imagined. Several limbs on the trees and shrubs have snapped due to the weight of the snow. I shoveled our driveway again. Shortly afterwards the snow plow came by and did his trick again. Much of the snow is now brownish gray.
Warmed up enough during the day to create some slush,
which soon became ice again. Bought snow tires for both cars. I slipped and fell on my "batty" in the driveway, paid $130 for the chiropractor, but fortunately nothing was broken. More snow and ice expected.
(November 20th) Still cold. Sold my wife's BMW and bought a 4x4 in order to get to work.
(November 21st) On my way to work, the 4x4 skidded into the guardrail and did considerable damage to the right fender. We had another 15 inches of white shit last night. The vehicle is covered in salt and crud. More shoveling in store for me today. Di damn snowplow man do him job again. Watch me an' him!
Blouse and skirt .... the first heating bill just come! A
how the hell it come to so much???
A two frigging degrees out a door! And more rahtid snow de pon de way. Not a tree or shrub ina di yawd whe no get damage. De power off most of the night. Wi try to keep from freezing to death wid candles and kerosene heater, but the heater tip over an' nearly bun dung the rassclaat house. Mi manage to put out the flames, but end up wid second degree burns pan mi hands, bun off mi yeyebrow and yeyelash dem. Den de car slide on the white shit (again!) on the way to the hospital and wi haffi write it off.
Rahtid... dis snow yah nuh out fi stop??? Di ting keeps
coming down! Mi affi put on all a di clothes wey mi own just fi go out
to di damn mailbox.If I ever catch the rasbumbaclot di rahtid
snowplow yuh see, I gwine mek him mumma feel it. Me really think sey 'im hide round di corner and wait 'til me finish shovel, den come down the street fast fast and cover up wi driveway again. Wicked nuh blow wow!!!
The power still off. The toilet freeze up some part a
di roof look like it bout fi cave in.
Eleven more bomboclaat inches a snow an' ice!!!!!!!!!!
Jah know... dis no right. I wounded the snowplow wid di pick ax, but the driva get weh.
The rass car won't start and mi tink mi ah go snow-blind. Mi caan feel mi toe dem and mi nuh see the bloodclaat sun fi weeks!!!! An' guess wha? The weatherman ah predict more snow!!!!!!!!
Good fi rass him. The wind chill is 30 rassclaat degrees below zero!
Me a move back to Jamaica t'day 'cause dis place yah a go
kill mi!!!!! If me caan ketch a flight, at least mi will reach just in
time fi Christmas dung a yard. 'Merica a nuh fi everybody!!!!