Often the weather forecasters call for snow storms that don’t materialize into much. Today that was NOT the case! Wheee…we had so much fun! 24 hours of beautiful weather – as long as we didn’t need to drive in it! Driving was not fun!
We woke up to about 4” so I headed outside and shovelled the driveway. We left less than an hour later and as the garage door went up I realized I’d need to shovel again before we could leave. Hannah was sitting in the car and I suddenly heard her call out, ‘Way to go Mommy!’ I tell you! That’s the BEST feeling! When I was all done she hopped out of the car and ran to me. She said, ‘Mommy, you did great!’ and gave me a high 5! She melts me! I love her amazing personality!
It was touch and go for about an hour about whether I would go to work or not but I decided to give it a try and play it by ear depending on how the roads were. The main roads were slippery although not too bad but as we neared Ange’s place there was a smallish hill to go up. Because it’s a side street it had not yet been ploughed. I began to skid, slide and the car almost ground to a halt. It took about 5 mins of going back and forth to go the remaining 100’ to Ange’s place. I dropped Hannah off and headed to work. All the way there I went back and forth about continuing on or going back to get my girl to spend a day snuggled in at home. Knowing I could leave at any time and clock the remainder as a vacation day I went on to work. About 25% of the staff made it in and many chose to telework which is something I am not a participant in. After today I might need to reconsider that!
We had such fun walking in the snow!
I went back to work and then just before 2:00 was told I could leave. Yay! As I neared my car I was really glad I was being sent home early. It was easy to see that just getting my car onto the road was going to be a challenge!
Thankfully the owner of our lot was there and used his pick-up truck to plough through. I still ended up getting stuck but he and another guy helped me out. So thankful! About 10 mins of rocking the car back and forth, shovelling and them pushing finally had me on my way to my baby girl!
Ange’s street was now impassable so I parked at the end of it and walked up to pick up Hannah and took the opportunity on my way to stop and help push someone else who was stuck. Once I got to her we had fun walking back to our car and then heading home to shovel our driveway one final time. We were originally going to have a Chinese New Year’s party at Ange’s tonight but postponed that due to the storm.
When I arrived home it was easy to see that I had quite the job in front of me. Hannah helped for a bit but then decided a snack and Mickey Mouse were calling her inside. I appreciate what she did though before she went in…I think! Just like last year she had more fun shovelling snow onto the driveway than off of it. (I’d forgotten about the video posted in the link above and oh how it made me giggle! I love how this blog offers me to opportunity to record things I’d otherwise forget!) One of these years I’ll teach her the proper way to shovel but for now she provides wonderful moments of entertainment! Thankfully the young guy next door came out to help and we had it cleared in about 20 mins. I love how a snow storm brings out the good in so many people!
I’ll end this post as I did last year’s.
We’re ready for spring!!!