Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Cat's Log: Winter...Day 19



Cat's Log:

Earth Date December 4, 2013
Winter...Day 19

A storm hit across the Prairies Sunday evening starting with freezing rain and then turning into snow by Monday. It snowed all day.  Snow now lay on top of ice.  

In the wee hours of the morning Tuesday, I went outside to shovel myself out of the driveway.  It took 45 minutes of shoveling to get my vehicle out of the driveway.    


By Tuesday afternoon, Wire Kitty had all but disappeared under the snow.  I fear for his safety.

Today, leaving before daylight with a wind chill of -36c (-33F), I ventured out onto the highway with only my XL Tim Horton's Steeped Tea and an ipod full of Christmas music to keep me company.  A one woman expedition that only the truly stupid brave of heart would undertake.  

It's was hard to tell where the road ended and the sky began with only the odd wisps of dried grass to guide me to stay between the ditches on either side of the road.  I appeared to be the only idiot vehicle on the road.


A journey that should have only taken 1 hour & 20 minutes took 2 1/2 hours; I made it to my destination shaken and exhausted but safe.  The realization that in a few short hours, I would have to turn around and head back to my home base on those same roads sat in the back of my mind.

Upon returning home 3 hours later than my anticipated ETA, it soon became apparent that I did not dress warm enough for my journey.  Like the frozen backs of these cows, I suspect my toes will take to March to thaw. 


Predictions of more snow tonight.  Once again I will be venturing out on the road to travel tomorrow.  I will learn from today's experience and wear something warmer on my feet other than my beautiful new boots.  


While looking fashionable is important, having toes is always in style.
  


Signing off.



40 comments:

S. Etole said...

Gotta keep those toes. Stay warm ... it's dipping low here too with lots of snow.

TexWisGirl said...

yes, toes would be very important to a hula-hooper in maintaining balance. :)

bless you in your frozen north!

Deb said...

My goodness, you guys are really getting dumped on. I hope you get milder weather soon.

Terri Buster said...

This weather is crazy- 70 degrees here with an actual ice storm warning for tonight...surreal.

Kerri Farley said...

Hurry up spring!

Linens and Royals said...

I must say those cows don't look too worried. There is a storm warning here too. That means a bit of thunder and lightening, perhaps some rain then back to another hot day. I love reading about your snowed in life but I know I couldn't live it.
Keep those toes warm. XX

Penny said...

Oh you crazy girl...safety first. Stay off the roads! As for dressing stylish or warm, I definitely going for the warm style these days. Please be careful tomorrow and remember that your life is much more important than any old meeting. I'm glad that you got your XL Steeped Tea.

Susan said...

Snow and cold, what a pain in the neck. Please be careful driving. Please keep those toes warm.

BeadedTail said...

Glad you made it to your destination and back safely! Hope you can stick closer to home from now on though!

Eileen said...

We were fortunate and the storm stayed south of us, but the cold air has settled in. Though not as cold as you either -22C with windchill of -30C this a.m.

Stay safe on the road!

Our photos said...

I see you already have a lot of snow, we still have nothing comes of an afternoon storm. hope everything goes well.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Omg. You made me smile and laugh. I loved this blog. Way to go. Stay warm.. Its is so cold here too. The weather is on Steroids.. honestly.
Snow and more snow here too.!!

Laurie said...

Brrrrr!!! I got chills just reading your post! I'm glad you made it there and back safely Catherine, take care tomorrow!

Catherine said...

Reminds me a trip I did in Canada in Febuary...we drove in a big snow storm, but we had rented a Jeep Cherokee that was great and the children loved it!

Crafting Queen said...

Oh my goodness, you do get a lot of snow. Be safe and keep warm. Lots of hugs to Banjo. :)

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

And make sure you've got that heavy parka in the backseat just in case.
In that kind of conditions the Lumberjack look is the perfect fashion statement.
My daughter lives in Calgary she had all that snow and -36C windchill on Monday!
Be safe...
Susan x

Fuzzy Tales said...

Holey moley winter cr*p, Catherine. If that road trip was for work, it ought to have been rescheduled. And if it wasn't for work--agggh! Sheer madness! Glad you made it home safe and sound and that your toes didn't get frostbite, for crying out loud.

Maybe this early winter means a super-early Spring.

One can hope.

Sandra said...

oh my... be careful out there... you are very brave. i have never seen more than 6 inches of snow and that was 50 years ago. and I have never had to drive in snow or ice either... and the plan is to never do it the rest of my life...

Reena Walkling said...

Oh my, not sure I would be traveling those roads! Stay warm and safe. Spring is so far away.

Rick Watson said...

Yikes! I wonder if it's heading this way. Better get my long johns out :)
Rick, your latest follower.

GreatGranny said...

Now, that's some snow! I hope we get a little while the cold heads this way. We've been having Spring-like weather. Keep those toes warm...lol
Glad you got there and back safely.

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

As much as I love the snow, I am not fond of the shoveling. Ice is worse then the snow though. I am glad to hear that you are all dug out.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Good heavens...you poor girl! A rapid drop in temperatures, along with snow is on the way here as well...but NOTHING like the harsh conditions in your part of the land. Do be careful dear Catherine.
Sending hugs of courage your way ...
Judy xo

Carolynn Anctil said...

My goodness! Wishing you safe travels. Do you travel with an emergency kit?

Donna said...

that darn job is making you drive those roads I bet? take care and yes please dress warm and be a redneck and throw lots of old parkas skii pants toques mitts in your trunk ..and well you know....

take care out there!

Ann said...

this makes me feel guilty about complaining about our winters here. I don't think I could handle that. I probably would have stayed home

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, yikes!!! Yes, having toes is very pleasant - especially when they're toasty! =)

Ah, Cat! It's been difficult, sloggin'-through-it days for me and it encourages me and makes me feel warm and happy - connected - just visiting you!!

xxo

Lisa Gordon said...

I'd heard about the snowstorm there. Travel safe, and by all means, keep those toes warm!! :-)

Have a great weekend, Catherine!

Pam said...

Please send some snow my way!!!

SweetMarie said...

Send some snow to Florida! :)
And please take your time in that snow! Lovely boots must make you feel better about the whole snow adventure. :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
O my, I only once in my life drove on such roads at -40°F in North Dakota and we did end in the ditch... You certainly have to dress very warm; no kidding about that and what the heck with fashion. This is pure survival! Good luck and safe travel.
Hugs,
Mariette

Pantherka said...

Crazy weather ... Take care of yourself!

Sylvia said...

Oh my, what a freezing experience, Catherine !
No snow here yet ...
Have a nice weekend,
take care,
Sylvia

Ross said...

Isn't it great living on the prairies! I didn't venture very far during that storm. Now this weekend we're getting the extreme temperatures! Nothing like a balmy -45C to wake up to this morning. Stay warm and safe and most of all have a great weekend!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Wow! So much snow. The last time we saw snow was in Feb of 2010, before that it was probably Mar of 1993. Love Banjo in the snow. Keep warm and be careful.

SquirrelQueen said...

Brrr, your temps make our 9 degrees/windchill -7 sound warm. Reminds me of why I left AK.

To keep those toes toasty warm I highly recommend Emu double-face sheepskin. Your toes will be happy.

Linda R said...

Burrrr... That sounds so cold. I think I just got a chill reading this and I am sitting in front of a heater..

Stay warm my friend.

Hugs~

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

ha-ha! I can't imagine driving in that. Would definitely stress me out. Be careful out there. Tammy

Kitties Blue said...

Day 19 of Winter and it is still just fall! Wowzers, this could be bad! Those boots are meowvolous. Mom says that she can't blame you for wanting to wear them. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Jaime said...

But where were you going? Just a nice day trip around the countryside? Or did you have to go to work?

Those poor cows!!!

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