Wednesday, November 08, 2006

What a Gong Show

So ... I decided to take the bus yesterday, on account of the icy roads NOT disappearing before 9:30. I called the bus lines to confirm that my route was on schedule, and then hoofed it out to the bus stop (walking mostly on the grass, since I'd bail for sure if I actually walked on the icy, icy sidewalks). The bus was 15 minutes late, and then halfway through the bus trip to school, we were all ushered OFF of the bus, and told to wait for the next one. While we waited outside for 10 more minutes, we watched trucks and cars slide through the 4-way stop right next to us. Marvelous.

I finally got to school, and the bus ride home was much more uneventful, which was great.

This morning, I woke up to the following pictures:

2 Views From My Bedroom - Notice the Falling Snow:

Out My Front Door, and then Looking to the Left and Right

So ... needless to say, it looks like I'm going to be taking the bus again today. On the radio, all they could talk about was how horrific all the roads are, and to stay home if you can. Crazy, really, when it doesn't have to be that way. If they'd just freakin gravel the main roads, it'd all be dandy ... but I suppose it's more complex than just waving a magic wand.


BIG sigh.


Anonymous said...

Ahhhh - the prairies in winter, snow shoes on the Christmas list and gravel. These are a few of my favorite things!

sundog said...

Don't see your snowshoes anywhere in the picture. Poor Lisa! I welcome you on behalf on the cold, harsh prairies.

the king said...

so what's the big deal - you can still see the cars can't you? Why, when i was a kid growing up in sask, I walked 50 miles to school everyday in a blizzard (even in June) up hill both ways and everything.