It is late Monday afternoon, and I haven’t left the house since Friday night, when Mother Nature once again went off her meds. It stormed all Friday night and all day Saturday, bad enough that every road around us was closed. On Sunday, the snow stopped, but we took the advice of the police and stayed off the roads so they could continue the cleanup. You see, some people just think they are invincible and don’t pay attention to road closures. They have 4 wheel drive vehicles, so they will be fine!! However, that doesn’t help in whiteout conditions when you can’t see the car in front of you. As a result, there were many accidents and hundreds of cars abandoned on the roadways. When the plows began the cleanup, it was hard for them to tell what was just a snowdrift and what was a buried car.
Last night we heard another storm was coming, but my son, Daniel, didn’t think he would be lucky enough to have the buses cancelled again since he had two exams to write. When the alarm went off this morning, I got up and looked out our front window and was pretty sure none of us were going anywhere. Once again, the buses were cancelled and the highways closed. Boy was it cold too!! Let me tell you, people around here are getting sick of winter pretty quick! I went out to grab some photos first thing before Mike blew the driveway, but I didn’t last long because my hands were starting to hurt from the cold, and it’s really hard to use a camera with heavy gloves on. Here is our winter wonderland once again:
Hope you’ve got good stores of food and other supplies. Looks like it will be impossible to travel for some time.
Thanks for sharing these images of your snow drifted area too.
While not good for your neighbourhood, those snow drifts give the illusion of cool (in our heatwave here in Melbourne, Aust).
Cool doesn’t even begin to describe it LOL!! My hubby and I just drove uptown to take some pictures (which I will post soon), and my face was aching just from standing outside of the car for a few seconds. It’s -18C right now but even lower with the wind chill because the wind is bad! Yes, luckily I shopped on Friday before the storm got bad, but we just heard that our town is out of gas and milk because the trucks haven’t been able to get through. Yikes!
OMG! No wonder you are getting sick of winter! Well at least it gives you a chance to curl up with a good book in your nice warm house. Your photos, even with big gloves on, are phenomenal. I can’t even imagine so much snow. Supposed to get down to 9 degreesF here tonight and we think that’s really really bad. Thank goodness no snow in the forecast though. C’mon down south y’all!
Yes, I don’t mind getting snowed in (as long as we have food and heat) because I read two books on the weekend and half a book today :). It’s only when I have to go outside that my mood goes downhill!
Whoaaa, this is madness! Stay safe and warm under a snuggly blanket with a book. 🙂 At least if you get snowed in for months you will never run out of books, LOL.
That is very, very true :). Cross your fingers that I get another day off tomorrow LOL!
Excuse me, Cindy, but you chose to live where you do, eh? And you knew full well what you were getting into, eh? So quit whining and get your 8VTT out there and bring us more images of the dramatic drifts that the rest of us (heat waves in southern Australia and unnaturally dry conditions here in the US Midwest–though we are having the cold temperatures) wish that we had. Bring it on!
I’m not whhhhiiiinnnnnggggg LOL!! Ok, yes I am :), but I didn’t choose to live here. My parents hatched me here :). Even though I do hate the cold snowy winters, I can’t imagine living anywhere else. Ontario is a truly beautiful province, and Canada is the place to live!!
Cindy I have to say.. the photos show beautiful scenes, however if it got so cold here and I had to open my door to that, I would probably never get out of bed again and die of starvation if Linda didn’t feed me… I love your photos and appreciate the share, but please don’t lose any fingers just to show us how damn cold it is there…
Now for some sound advice, when summer returns… MOVE TO A WARMER CLIMATE!!!!!!!!!!
LOL!! I would love to live in a warmer climate, but like I told Gary above, I don’t think I would ever live anywhere but Canada. It’s a wonderful country!! However, there are many days in the winter where I look outside and just want to go back to bed :).
We haven’t had a winter like this in a long time. You did a great job in expressing that with your photos.
Thanks Andy :). Some years I’m really jealous of the people who get to go south for the winter, but have you seen the forecasts? They are predicting abnormally cold temperatures and SNOW all the way down to Florida for February. I don’t think they have the equipment to deal with it.
Wow. Now that’s what I think of when I think of winter. Glad all is safe and sound. So are you going crazy yet … the Shining comes to mind 😉
LOL!! That’s hilarious because as you know I just read that recently, and I can totally picture them on the porch of the hotel watching the world around them disappear in the snow. Maybe Mike is going to go crazy and try to kill us all?!?! Should I start calling him Jack? It’s ok – Daniel says he can take him if he loses it :).
Is Daniel bigger or scrappier?
Daniel is a pretty big guy, but I think Mike is stronger, so we’re dead!! LOL
I guess all this snow makes the dieting easier though. 😉
Well, yes and no. I was really good all weekend because my grocery shopping on Friday consisted of pretty healthy stuff. However, last night we broke down and ordered pizza. Damn it was good :).
You sure are snowed in. Yikes!
You’d better get ready. I hear it’s coming your way!! Have you seen your forecast? 😦
I’ve seen this kind of snow before, here in Alberta a couple of time but mostly in Wpg. You guys are sure getting your butts kicked this year! Meanwhile in Edmonton, I have my patio doors open a bit to cool off my warm apartment (with no heat running)!
You had your patio doors open and no heat on?!?! I am totally jealous :). I’ll tell you – my butt is getting really sore from being kicked so much!