Monday, January 10, 2011
So, I'm kind-of sad that this blizzard we just had has turned from an exciting, beautiful experience to one a little less positive. Let's face it, it's still beautiful. There is something rather exciting about seeing the snow dripping off the roofs - maybe it's because you know you're not going anywhere and can hibernate. Some of life's obligations are automatically removed - you can't do anything about it, so you might as well give into it and enjoy the time off. It's a snow day after all. But, of course, with adulthood come the adult responsibility of clearing the snow and getting around in it. And that is never fun.
Everyone will have their own story after this past weekend. For those of you who haven't heard, the Canadian Prairies got hit with a rather major snowstorm this past weekend. Here in Central Alberta, the numbers vary anywhere from 18.5cm to 28cm between Friday night and Sunday (20cm is 8 inches). And the wind was blowing, so it was a blizzard. I'm just glad we decided not to go to Calgary like we planned. Sorry Erin, really want to see your new place, but this weekend wasn't a good one.
However, our other friend Erin came up here from Calgary on Friday and then had to drive back down yesterday. She made it, but sounds like it wasn't a lot of fun. Erin, by the way, has her own blog that you artsy types out there should check out here.
When I got home, I remembered another thing that I hate about the cold. Remember when you were a kid and tobogganing for far too long? When you got inside your legs would start to itch? Well my thighs were cold as ice and then started itching like crazy. And now, for the past hour or so, they have been hot to the touch. Serves me right for going out in -18C weather with just jeans on my legs. Hello stretch pants under the jeans when I go to pick him up. I really do need snow pants!
Wish us luck getting the car moving again. At least it started. That's one hurdle down.
Why DO we live here??? Mind you ... this winter there isn't any place that hasn't had weather issues, is there? At least the snow is beautiful.
And just a reminder to people to be careful out there. People die in weather like this - driving, walking - it can happen. And just last week, a father from our school slipped and broke his ankle in two places.
Have fun digging out!!
Posted by Sandi Ratch at 10:25 AM