||[Feb. 3rd, 2011|09:14 am]
View from our front door, February 2, 7am
Yesterday was fierce. Wind, snow the works.
I emailed our friend Kim first thing to see if she was up for adventure and felt like driving in and meeting us at Jeannine’s. She was game, but got stuck in her driveway and never made it. We barrelled through the snow, however, in Meirion’s 4-wheel drive, and had no difficulty. It was so windy there were actually bare spots on the roads, four foot drifts elsewhere.
You’ve seen this drive before – the ride from our driveway in to the village, but never quite in these conditions. Note that Meirion is driving faster than some would expect – I’m guessing it’s about 60kph. But Canadians tend to be familiar with driving on snow covered roads, and thus are sometimes pretty confident winter drivers.
Today, I’m off to Peterborough, to do a rare volunteer stint at the local AIDS Organization I used to be chair of. They are building a new volunteer training program and want my input. That’s good. I still have strong ties with that organization, including actively fundraising for them, but little else as I’m busy elsewhere now.
Oh Mike, good news. Looks like I will be coming to Ottawa after all for that 4-day conference in June. Indian?