But I was soooooo wrong.
After my return, over the course of 3 days, 80 cm (pretty much 3 feet) hit us.
And for BC’s west coast, that is huge!
My little town became headline news. We got dumped on the most in our region. And boy it was pretty!
I remember about 10 years ago, a massive storm blew in, shutting everyone and everything down. The highways were lined up at a dead halt, due to massive bumper to bumper accidents.
So many were stranded on the highway, local farmers took in complete strangers, covering up their living room floors with people and make shift sleeping quarters. Food was getting scarce, but everyone shared.
At the time, I was safely snug in my own home a ways away.
But I do remember feeling so fortunate to be safe at home.
While working on my first coffee, I glanced out back, then looked up, and gulped. The pending storm had just officially white washed away the mountain behind us. Quickly gulping down the last of the coffee, I grabbed the keys, and dashed out, heading to a few local stores.
Why do we wait for warning to rummage up food? No idea.
By the time I got out of the last store, it was blizzard central.
I may have said that last part the loudest… goodness. Who’d think that fluffy powdery stuff could become so heavy?
Our little suburb is located in the middle of the country, so you can imagine how much snow there was to drift. Roads closed all around us.
But no worries. Once again, we just happily stayed put.
I mean, I still had coffee cream.
But complaints galore hit locals, with most not being able to get down their side streets. It was just too deep.
So as we all started to ALL slowly dig our way out, thinking that must be it… we were to get hit one more time…
If you couldn’t get out due to snow, you certainly weren’t going anywhere now!
I’m sad to say, the Dr. Suess looking Christmas tree to the right is no longer. The ice brought it down. I always loved that quirky thing. This shot was taken during our December snowfall.
And then it started to rain. With all our snow, we really expected flooding.
As of just today, the last of our snow is GONE. It’s so nice to have the big, wide driveway back again vs. that long skinny funnel we attempted to keep scooped out.
So… next time you (ahem) mumble, “I wish I didn’t have so many appointments to run to! I just want to stay home…”
… be careful what your epic wish just may bring.