I crossed my fingers. I crossed my toes. I even did the snow dance multiple times on Thursday, which trust me can be very embarrassing when done in front of people. Finally, it worked. It snowed hard enough that I was able to phone the boss and tell him it was too dangerous for me to come to work :). He, of course, being a smartass, asked if he should have one of my co-workers pick me up. Pffffft!!! Just because other people want to risk their lives when the police are telling people to stay off the roads, doesn’t mean I want to! So, yes I stayed home, and it was wonderful :).
It started out with me spending some time with my camera. As soon as daylight arrived, I was outside trudging through snow above my knees, constantly drying off my lens as the snow was non-stop. I think I captured the feeling of the storm with my photos, and I will share them with you over the next couple of days, but first let’s start with the story of the snowplow that had a bad day.
One of the main reasons that I didn’t go to work was because there was easily 8 inches of snow blanketing our street, so we had to wait for the plow to arrive before we could go anywhere. Because we live on a tiny side street, we were definitely not top priority My next-door neighbour tried to plow her way through the fresh snow with her van to get her daughter to work, but she was stuck barely out of her driveway, and Mike and Daniel had to help push her back in so she wouldn’t get hit by the plow. When the plow finally got to our street, there was a great deal of snow to remove, and the plow actually got stuck in the dead end at the end of our street. I don’t know about you, but I always find it kind of funny when a snowplow gets stuck LOL! I wonder if he was happy about me snapping these photos.
P.S. Hey Suzanne, I thought you might get a smile out of the captions. Maybe this would make a cute kids book LOL!!