Tuesday, November 28, 2006

time to put down that latte and start shoveling

16°C (60.8°F) in Dullsville today. The sun is shining and I'm dressed in a t-shirt and jeans. Meanwhile, my hometown of Vancouver, B.C. got buried under a 50 cm (about a foot and a half) blanket of the white stuff yesterday.

Many schools were closed and driving has become a problem. Expat Traveler is snowed in, as are my parents and brothers. There have been power outages and it's getting colder, but I've been informed that all is well so far.

Once the roads are cleared again, the three ski areas on the North Shore are going to be doing a booming business.

If you've got a broadband connection and some time on your hands, you can take a look at this report on the situation from CTV news.

I don't envy all the poor people who have been inconvenienced by this, but I still would have liked to have been there.

Oh, to be a ski bunny again...


100 Mile House, B.C. - January 1992

10 Comments:

At November 29, 2006 12:27 AM, Blogger Mike B said...

I vaguely recall seeing pictures of you here in a bunny suit, and you were cute, but I'm having trouble picturing you as a ski bunny. You strike me a deeper than that. Then again, I've only skied ... skiid ... been skiing once in my life, so I really don't know what ski bunnies are all about. You are going to have to enlighten those of us who are not wise in these ways.

 
At November 29, 2006 3:33 AM, Blogger Ginnie said...

HA! A ski bunny. Well, your heart is with them and so is mine because I would LOVE to go cross-country skiing right now. Does that make ME a ski bunny, too?

 
At November 29, 2006 7:14 AM, Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

That much snow is pretty unusual for Vancouver, especially all at once.

I'm not much of a skier; I prefer a good (frindly) snowball fight ;-)

 
At November 29, 2006 10:10 AM, Blogger christina said...

mike b - Well, OK, I am soooo deep that I never reached true ski bunny status, especially not on cross-country skis! I've heard that the most important thing for a ski bunny are the "apres ski" activities. You know - tight pants hot buttered rum, crackling fires etc. ;-)

Ginnie - We're ALL ski bunnies deep down inside. Some of us just don't know it yet. I'm crossing my fingers for snow this year. I have skis somewhere in the basement.

CanSwiss - It's VERY unusual, especially at this time of year. I'm sure people were just standing there with their mouths open. It used to snow quite a bit when I was a kid (or maybe I just though it did because I was shorter) but it rarely does now. Kind of freaky when everyone was still recovering from the bad rain storm.

 
At November 29, 2006 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seattle has been virtually paralyzed by this snowfall and sudden freeze! On Tuesday, thousands of motorists flat-out walked away from their cars on the freeways and streets. Insanity! (It's on my blog...)

 
At November 29, 2006 7:19 PM, Blogger christina said...

Carol - That sounds crazy! I haven't heard much from home but expect a report soon.

P.S. Beta isn't letting me comment on your blog so I'll wish you a Happy Belated Birthday right here!

 
At November 29, 2006 11:10 PM, Blogger Mike B said...

I didn't say you were soooo deep ;) but you did confirm my vague suspicions that I should have spent more time skiing and apres skiing.

 
At November 30, 2006 8:35 PM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

now that rain is in the forecast, I'm hating the 6 inches of water you have to wade through~!

 
At December 01, 2006 12:28 AM, Blogger Pam said...

I strayed out into the Seattle ice and snow yesterday and it was a disaster. Not so much for the amount of snow, we didn't have that much here at my place, but the ice was everywhere. It's a wonder I didn't land on my ass 14 times between my front door and the supermarket, and that's not very far.

All gone to slush today, though. A bit more "normal."

 
At December 01, 2006 3:08 PM, Blogger christina said...

mike b - OK, lets just say that I'm slightly deeper than a puddle. I'm really suprised that the pleasures of apres ski have eluded you until now. Better go find some mountains to hang out at.

Expat - Oh boy, when all that melts there'll be even more flooding. It's been such weird weather in Vancouver all year.

Pam - I love snow but ice totally freaks me out and start walking like an old lady. I have, in fact, landed on my ass several times over the years and it was NOT fun.

 

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