it's a white out!

We are in the middle of a blizzard. The whole province is shut down. For the first time in history, school was cancelled due to the weather. Loopy was thrilled, she's never had a "snow day" before. You may find it shocking that in the middle of the Canadian prairie we've never cancelled school, but it's completely true. You see, we Canadians pride ourselves in soldiering on in spite of bad weather. We're like a nation of postal workers (neither rain nor snow nor sleet or night, isn't that how it goes?) and cancelling school seems like giving in.

So Loopy is in the city for the night with Grandma, who was giving her a ride to school and they didn't even get past the driveway after their sleepover. Ben will take a hotel downtown where he spent the afternoon in meetings. Buddy and I are tucked into the house and as you can see, we have zero visibility, we can't see the other side of the street. The golf course at the back of the house is completely white - there was no point in even taking a picture of white. Time to make some tea and put in a movie. I like the new idea of a snow day.


The Fan said...

Help! I'm stuck and I can't get out! Loopy and I were backing out of the driveway - and - well, it's A NO GO!!! Our white car is nowhere to be found, but poor wee Wrigley has to tinkle from time to time and he's so white and it's so windy, I'm fearing for him out in the wild white yonder! His last foray was only two meters out - and we couldn't see him!

Roxanne said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is my first time at yours and I have really enjoyed looking around. The glass jars from your last post are incredible!

kim said...

ACK!! At least you are all safe and snuggly. Your house looks like something out of a fairytale all covered in white.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh my goodness, I am so jealous! LOL! I hope all your errands are done! Looks like the wind must really be blowing. I'm so glad to hear that you are all safe and warm.
Our snow ended up just being a tiny dusting. The temps. are really cold for here though. Everything is expected to be a skating rink in the morning.
Take care....and maybe tomorrow you can make a snowman or at least a snowball for me!

Anonymous said...

I was looking at spending the night at work, however our trusty diesel truck braved it all and got me home.......right out to our acreage! Reminds me of getting up early in the dark winter mornings, to find out the schoolbuses were told not to go out, and the school was closed. Ahhhhhhhhhh how good those days were!!!!

Q said...

Snuggle up with co-co and watch Mother Nature do her January dance. Sometimes it is just easier to enjoy her show!
I am putting up provisions since an ice and snow storm is on the way for my area.
Thank goodness all of you are safe and warm. Sending blessings,