Friday, November 09, 2012

snow on sun on window

 Same window, different day.  

I hate to say I told you so, but I am very glad that I took a few days earlier this week, during a bit of downtime from deadlines, to take the garage-full of empties to the bottle depot, replace the stolen windshield wiper, stock up on groceries, and get flu-shotted.  Essentially all the outdoor stuff was looked after before the heavy snowfall warnings, that we had been been told to expect, took effect.  Heck I even threw the Lawnmower Kids' soccer ball back over the fence.

After two weeks of damp and gloom and lingering snow, it was grand to have a few days of sunshine and dry sidewalks earlier this week.  I was so enamoured of the stripes of sunlight that poured in through the kitchen window one afternoon that I shot a whole roll of film (if I used film, that is) trying to capture the warm nostalgia escaping those ceramic tiles.  Afternoon sun through a kitchen window.

It's been quite a different story the past couple of days.  The Spousal Unit made it home from his business trip yesterday before the highways got really bad, and worked from the home office today.  I was registered for a short course downtown this morning, and got up extra early to monitor the road conditions.  Despite the fact that I probably could have made it unscathed, I am glad that I made the call to stay home.  And I am glad I made that decision early.  A quick no is always better than a long maybe.  

And tomorrow the temperature will drop.  -19C in the afternoon, they say.  Damn it feels good to be a gangsta freelancer.

11 comments:

ReBelle said...

Oh,snow! I'm ready for it but I'll have to wait...and wait.....

ReBelle said...

I hope lawnmower kid appreciates your effort!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Come up here, ReBelle! We have more than enough to share. Even with lawnmower kids next door.

The McIlrath Family said...

Someone stole your windshield wiper?! That's crazy.

Needless to say no snow here.

My,"I'm not a robot," word, is ecoglogr. I think I need to add that to my repertoire of fake words to insert in random conversations.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Of course it took a week of squinting through a smudgy windshield before I finally replaced it, Toccata. I'm sort of ecoglogr that way/.

John Mutford said...

As an ecoglogr (i. e., one who mulls environmentally friendly wine) I'm confused by your last comment, barbara

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It means that I am usually drunk, John, but that no marmots were harmed in the process.

umbrellalady said...

Nice pictures, Barb! There is something to be said about the wonders of a snowstorm - some good, some bad. I love snowstorms...except the road conditions that come with them.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I enjoy a good snowstorm when the larder is stocked and I have no place I have to be, Kathy. I enjoy it far less when I have to get somewhere in one.

S.M. Elliott said...

Lovely photos...it's just a shame there's so much snow in them! ;)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was a wide-spread storm, wasn't it, SME? You folks started it, and then it made it all the way out to Manitoba.