We have been snowed in since Monday morning, and I don’t mean: “oh it’s just been snowing and the roads might not be that good, we better stay home to be safe!” I mean: we cannot, could not go anywhere even if we wanted to. The snow and the wind came and trapped a of a lot of Calgary and especially the rural areas in their homes, or worse, in their vehicles on closed highways deemed too unsafe for the plows to be on. Our friends in the Rosebud Company were performing in Calgary when their bus got stuck on the highway. We were thinking of and praying for them as they kept us updated on Instagram. Seems like they kept their spirits up and I’m not sure if there’s anyone I’d rather be trapped on a bus with – such talented singers and musicians to keep each other entertained! Below is a picture I got from Facebook, this is the secondary highway to get to the Trans-Canada highway to Calgary from our town….impassable!
Our school system has been shut down for 2 days and likely will be today too. The buses aren’t running….because they can’t get through the drifts! My work Christmas party & the Christmas school concert have been postponed, and this is the worst blizzard that Jay can ever remember passing through. How we kept our power through this whole storm is simply a miracle!
The storm stopped mid-morning yesterday and Jay was able to (try) to get to the farm to start up the tractor to start the long job of plowing out the farm yard and our road. But…Jay got stuck on his way over and his dad had to come pull him out with the tractor. The drifts were hard and packed with hard snow.
It was nice to be at home, enjoy the blizzard, bake, watch Christmas movies, wrap Christmas presents, with not a care in the world. The peace and quiet and family time was welcomed and I’m glad that we were able to stay safe during this storm. Luckily at our house the wind was blowing just right and we didn’t have drifts at all. Not at our garage door or front door like we usually do.
This is our tractor in the farm yard, and to give perspective the back tires are 6 feet tall. Not even the tractor could plow through the drift in a single swipe, it was very very hard to move all that snow! And here is a picture of a friend in Rosebud’s back door.