William Matheson (nova_one) wrote,
William Matheson
nova_one

Mini-Ice Storm

Got some freezing rain and horrible winds this morning. I was actually afraid that my bedroom window was going to burst open. Dad just lost the glass from the back window on the cap of his truck - perhaps the freezing temperatures did that in (it was -20°C for what seemed like days). It's not that cold today, though. Even now that it's dark it's still only -6°.

I trundled out the front steps in order to move the cars and shovel the walks and the next thing I know I'm nursing the arm that I put out to break my fall so that I wouldn't hit the edges of the steps squarely with my back. When I went across the street to get the cars I nearly slipped again; the mall parking lot was a skating rink. The road between was covered with a brown, salty / sandy goo.

Aunt Shirley was going to bake cookies but got called into work instead. So this ice storm cost me cookies. No fair! =) But yeah, we didn't get the newspaper, schools were closed, and I'm ashamed to say that I didn't get very much done either, except that I did help Uncle Shane get his teacher certification upgrade request in. I was able to get the form he asked for and fill it out. It was hard because my crayon wasn't very pointy and the boxes were kind of small. And four is my lucky number, so I picked the c4 option for good luck.

Let's see if I can get the Miyajima photos done tonight!
Tags: freezing rain, slush, snow, storms, teaching, weather
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