Driving can be fun, it all depends on the context. Lately the roads have been bad, and I’ve needed to arrive in places on time. This morning the roads were snow packed, packed down into sheets of white ice that is. Driving was very, very slow. In addition to icy roads were snow squalls, which reduce visibility considerably. I arrived safely, but it took me almost an hour and a half to get there.
The trip home had me worried. My day was spent at a course to obtain my CPR and First Aid Certificates. The drive to the course was not much fun, as I’ve described, and the snow kept billowing out of the sky during much of the morning and afternoon. As four o’clock neared I began to fidget, I just couldn’t stop worrying about having to drive after dark on those icy roads with poor visibility. I wanted to go home. At 3:45 the instructor dismissed the class early, much to my relief. The drive home was very, very bad for about 20 km and then gradually the roads improved and the snow diminished and then stopped altogether. I arrived home safely just as it was beginning to get dark, around five o’clock.
Tomorrow the weather will be much less severe, if the weather reports are accurate.
On Saturday I am working in the morning at a new location. This is a big deal, because there are a lot of new procedures I have to learn and employ in the three hours I’ll be there. Still, it is a very positive atmosphere at that location and I am looking forward to it very much. I’ll get three hours this Saturday and three hours next Saturday, and that is all the work on offer for this month.
Comfort food is very welcome this time of year. Macaroni and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods, and tonight it was the perfect solution to a long day.
Attila has the fire lit, Mist is sleeping in her basket and I am entering some family history information into my database. A perfect evening so far.
Snow Squall Watch In Effect
Pressure: 101.7 kPa
Visibility: 5 km
Humidity: 97 %
Wind: SW 9 km/h
Wind Chill: -4
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