It's a good old-fashioned snow day here today, about 8 or 10 inches last night with blowing winds making driving hazardous. Our caregiver didn't even get here last night (he drives from Owen Sound), and we ended up having a peaceful evening to ourselves. I even got to stay up late. Amazing how you get used to your new life with two different daily caregivers, early bedtimes and late mornings and slide into thinking it's normal. I think we're both pleased that we've reached the point where it's not a disaster when one doesn't arrive and we have to take care of things ourselves.
There are three levels of snow blowing or plowing that happen on our street on a snow day like this. First the guy who blows out a few driveways comes along and shovels our front sidewalk; later he arrives and blows out our driveway with a big tractor-mounted snowblower. At some point in there the town plow plows out the street, leaving a big ridge of snow across the front of all our driveways. Finally there are three neighbours who are particularly helpful to the rest of us. They get out their snowblowers, do their own driveways, and then blow out out any of us neighbours who need that snowbank across the front of our driveway taken care of. By 9.30 or 10 the whole street looks clean and life goes on.
Meanwhile I think it's the first day when school buses aren't running here, even though most schools are open if kids can get to them. But in rural areas a lot of kids won't get there (no more walking a mile uphill in both directions in a blizzard today!). Indeed, even in Owen Sound, thanks to the consolidation of former public schools into one large vacant high school, most children are bussed to school. Days like this are either a play-filled adventure for the kids or a troublesome headache for working parents. We're all waiting to see what the rest of winter will bring!
FG, you are a wonderful example of how a quality life can continue in the face of challenges! Merry Christmas! Take care!ReplyDelete
Another aspect of a snowfall like that is how all sounds are muffled, as if I had my head inside a pillow. Wonderful pictures. Thanks to the photographer(s). :-)ReplyDelete
Not much snow yet, here in the mild south (ha ha). A fellow came through this morning and scraped off the 1/2 inch or so. It's getting real blustery now. Gord.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping for a mild winter but it is so cold today that I think I will be disappointed! We just got a sprinkling of snow overnight and a wee bit more today but it is sunny now.ReplyDelete
you have a great attitude fg and i love that about you!! around here, they close schools if snow is forecasted, before one flake even falls!!ReplyDelete
These are such cozy and cold photos. I do love them. YOu have a good eye for capturing the distance as well as those textures up close. While I can do without winter it would be nice if we had more than just gray rain and cold here!ReplyDelete
How nice to have helpful neighbors.ReplyDelete
The snow pictures are beautiful.
Winter has definitely settled in there.ReplyDelete
Heavy snow really slows things down.ReplyDelete
Adaptation should be the motto for you both. Adjustment to a totally different way of life, but as you say,it goes on. Love the snow, the TINY vege plot, and tall trees.ReplyDelete
I love having wonderful and helpful neighbors- especially on snowy days. You are an amazing example of resilience and good spirit- I'm sure you have very down days that you don't share but you insist on living as independently as you can with what you have. That is a blessing.ReplyDelete
I did get your post saying you have tried to subscribe to me. Blogger is such a nuisance sometimes. If you send me an email, I can add you manually.
Beautiful! Glad to hear you have helpful neighbors.ReplyDelete
It's great that the community pulls together when conditions outside get tricky. As a former careworker I understand the constraints of the job but it used to drive me crazy when I had to put teenage boys to bed at 8:30, though we did bend the rules at weekends and take the older ones to the pub.ReplyDelete
It's been a while since I've visited your blog FG. So nice to see that you are still writing and snapping pics.ReplyDelete
Wishing you and Mrs. FG all the very best for a Merry Chiostmas and Happy New Year !
For a few days now we have had enough snow to make daily shovelling a necessity. Today we are having old friends, and I literally mean old, for lunch, so I had better make sure it is clean and dry. We will be hosting a ninety-two year old, a ninety year old, a venerable lady of eighty-eight and a youngster in her late sixties!ReplyDelete
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