Sven brought a friend, Jack Frost.
The storm hit yesterday morning and kept on blowing hard all day but then suddenly early in the evening it stopped. It was unusually calm and I was hoping they had predicted the path of the storm wrong this time too. They had but this time the storm came more north than they had expected. The wind came back and it has been strong ever since.
I went out early to shovel away the snow from around my car pretty early but the wind and snow filled up the space I had shoveled as soon as I started on the other side of the car. The plow man came late as well and he helped to fill up all spaces I already had shoveled clean 🙂 A work friend told me that it was tough driving to work so I decided it wasn’t worth risking my life in my tiny little Mazda. I’m pretty sure there are funnier ways to die that to freeze to death in my car. It ‘s cold enough as it is even if I wouldn’t drive off the road 🙂
My neighbors girlfriend came by taxi from Falköping around noon and she was almost forced to walk the last five kilometers since the taxi almost got stuck in the snow drifts, and that was one of the roads they really tried to keep snow free 🙂 Now she only had to walk one kilometer 🙂 It must have been awful because I and my dogs walked a short distance to the bog and it was exhausting. It’s hard to say how much snow we’ve really gotten because the snow drifts are meter high (yard high) but then there are lots of places without any snow at all. But in places the wind doesn’t reach it looks like we’ve gotten 30cm (12 inches) so far and I’m not happy.
The wind never seems to calm down so no more walks today, I’ll just sit here in my cottage keeping the fire alive in the stove and drink lots of cocoa and tea. I think I’ll bake some cakes, I need something when the storm is blowing hard 🙂
Have a great day!