The Big White
We’ve had the first major snowfall of the season yesterday. Ten to 15 cms of snow. That’s about four to six inches of the white stuff. And it looks like it’s here to stay, that is for the next six to seven months. So expect to see more pictures of the big white from this site.
Snow may look all pretty and nice and it could also be fun playing on it and making snowballs and snowmen. But it can also be a hassle. Just last night, it caused major traffic disruption all over the city and transit buses were delayed up to 90 minutes. I was worried when Reggie wasn’t home yet from his flute lesson at 6:00 p.m. I heard from the news about the traffic. I just couldn’t help but worry. Besides it was already dark even at 5:30 p.m. as we have just switched to Daylight Savings Time over the weekend. He was coming from the North Main area and as I’ve mentioned before, I’m not really fond of that part of the city. I was relieved when he came home at 6:45 p.m. and of course he was fine. The buses were just running late.
And of course, we had to shovel that snow. I shouldn’t be really complaining because I only shoveled this pathway at the side of our house and our front steps. My sister and her family did our long driveway. We share the driveway but she usually beats us in shoveling there because it’s on her side of the duplex we also share and her husband is usually the one who has to drive to work first in the morning.
I don’t drive but I know that it’s harder to drive in the snow. The roads could get slippery. Just walking on the sidewalks can be tricky. I walk like a turtle on icy patches.
It was a cold night for trick-or-treating. Some of the kids had to wear their winter jackets over their costumes. I managed to squish Ryland’s jacket inside his costume so that it didn’t look like he was wearing one. We had to trudge on snow as some pathways haven’t been shoveled yet. He missed his brothers because this is the first time we went trick-or-treating without them. People liked his scary costume. And we met this couple who asked if they could take a picture with him. I gladly agreed. They said they’re were just new in Winnipeg and they came from Brazil.
I borrowed the title of this post from the Robin Williams starrer The Big White, which was filmed mostly here in Winnipeg.