Somehow over the past few years I’ve turned into a real weather wimp. It’s this damn temperate island climate that’s softening me up! I guess it’s the lax attitude everyone here has about shoveling their walks, combined with the terrible winter drivers and the fact that after a little teensy weensy bit of snow like this, the power keeps flickering on and off helps me with my fear and hatred of the stuff.
A couple years ago, when I lived near the university and was a full time student, I was shocked to arrive at school after it had been snowing for a few days straight to find that all classes were canceled! (WTF) There was maybe a foot of snow on the ground, but half the roads in the city were closed and I suddenly found myself with something I had only ever heard of in Alberta (where it snows ten months of the year)… A SNOW DAY! It really seemed ridiculous.
Nobody salts or plows the roads when it snows here. I’ve been on a fishtailing bus before. It’s as scary as it sounds. At least in a car you have a seat belt in case you roll.
Do I even have a pair of winter boots?
OH it looks very windy out. I need like…a scarf and mittens and a hat too. What the? Yesterday looked like this: