Linens and Vancouver snow

December 10, 2016

Well, what a turn-up for the books!
Our rare and lovely light dusting of snow was scheduled for a change.

Driving X-town listening to CBC, the words “Vancouver” and “Snowmageddon” were being brandished about on the radio.
OMG everyone take cover!

Now the good thing about West Coast snow is that it knows its place…right on the mountains where it belongs and not in the city, so the six or so inches which fell turned into slushy rain, turned into proper rain overnight. I guess the Snowmageddon storm got thoroughly embarrassed after seeing what it had done.

So what do we do when it snows in Van?
Well, we stay off the roads and do something at home, like turn the Netflix on in the library and pull out the linens and sort them out.

I do have to tell you something.
I grabbed a tensor bandage to brace up my swollen ankle, looked outside about mid-day and thought, “that sidewalk isn’t going to shovel itself”, and and just as I did, my wonderful neighbour Gary was just finishing shovelling the sidewalk for me.

Then, in the afternoon, my wonderful neighbour Nick came round and shovelled it again!
How lucky am I to have such amazing neighbours?

And now it’s raining, the linen is all sorted, and I have a sneaking suspicion that that may have been the worst of winter round here. Just like that.
Goodbye city snow.
You’ve been lovely while you lasted.

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6 Comments

  • Reply Masha December 10, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Veronica I enjoyed reading this, reminds me of the snow we had last year here in El Paso. This is the desert when it snows it’s pretty light, but there have been a day or so when the snow actually stuck to the ground for a moment or two and I was reminded of New York. Oh and by the way you have great neighbors.
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  • Reply sheryl aka Freeasthewind December 10, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Enjoyed reading about your weather. We have it comin down now but doesnt look very bad at moment shall see in the morning. Enjoy your blog

  • Reply sarah December 11, 2016 at 8:21 am

    So many pretty linens! And such lovely neighbours!
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  • Reply Kathleen December 12, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Wow–Here, in St. John’s–on the farthest east coast, we are just starting to brace for winter.
    Minus 6 Celsius and north easterly winds howling are a constant reminder that “Old Man Winter” is just around the corner!!!
    Lucky for me, I do enjoy outdoor winter activities like snow-shoeing, snowmobiling and ice fishing.
    If not, I guess I’d go in hibernation until next April (sometimes May)!!!
    Happy Christmas to you and yours!!

  • Reply daryledelstein December 12, 2016 at 7:45 am

    oh that was truly a lovely thing to do …
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  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm December 22, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Hope that foot is ok! Lovely to hear that your neighbours are so helpful. Wonderful snow pics V .. never snows in Auckland πŸ˜€

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