Thursday, March 27, 2014
Spring is Here???
I've been so busy with the new job and trying to close out the old. But in the midst of all the hussle was an overwhelming JOY that spring was finally here.
Look at what got dumped on us yesterday.
What an amazing storm it was! Violent and brisk and noisy with white-out conditions on the roadways and huge drifts of snow across the streets. The kind I remember from my youth in Newfoundland. The streets and lawns were bare Tuesday night; not so by Wednesday at noon.
Nova Scotia all but shut down completely -- schools, businesses, malls, buses pulled off the road. I had walked to work that morning (15 min) when it was just beginning to snow. And I wanted to walk home from work in the midst of it. My boss insisted that he drive me. And as we were crawling home in his 4 wheel drive, he said to me: "Did you really want to walk home in this?" "Well", I said. "Part of me did". "What part?" he said in amazement. "The 12 year old part of you?"
School was closed again today. But business resumed for the rest of us, and by 3 pm today, the sun had melted the snow off the streets. I tell you: this was just a wee bit discouraging to those of us who want to wear our trainers and jackets.
But it doesn't keep us down for long.
After all, we are Maritime Canadians!