I can’t say I’m bored driving to work after snow storms.
Even Magpies are allowed to feed by the feeders even if they tend to scare all small birds. The photo is taken through a window so it’s edited a bit too much🙂
I didn’t care about shoveling around the car this morning, I just backed straight through the low wall of snow the plow guy had made🙂 I have to say that even if he almost made me cry last time🙂 he’s just fantastic when it comes to keep the road clean. If just the rest of the way to work had been just as good as it was here in the village! The road leading to the highway was reasonable good and that’s unusual. Normally that’s the worst part🙂 But the highway was truly nasty!
They had scraped the road but I don’t think it had been done since Sven passed here, all the snow that fell yesterday seemed to still be there but not as white and fluffy any longer. I started ten minutes earlier than usual and came to work ten minutes later than usual. The biggest problem was a lorry from Germany, it obviously only had summer tires or perhaps all year round tires (illegal here in Sweden now days, even lorries need winter tires on the wheels that drive the lorry. Sometimes the driver drove so slow that I could have walked and passed him🙂 The problem was that when we didn’t meet anyone the road was terrible and the few places the road was good we always met someone🙂
But as soon as we passed to the neighbour county the road got better so I could pass him, otherwise I still would have been on the way to work right now🙂 They day at work passed rather painless because last night I put on liniment (called Tiger Balsam) over my legs, wore thick track suit pants and slept under a thick synthetic duvet. I sweated like a pig all night but it helped🙂 I probably stank a lot at work but who cares🙂 So I’ll do the same tonight because I feel it’s coming back again.
It was even colder than I thought the cold night this weekend, my house thermometer showed -18,4C (-1,12F) but when I looked at my car thermometer this morning it had actually fallen down to -22,9C (-9,22F). That’s very unusual this early in winter, especially since it just started properly. But already tonight it will turn towards warmer again and the roads will now be even worse since much of the snow will become ice when it flows out on the roads. Oh how fun.
It’s time to make that pot of tea and perhaps something to eat as well. I’m not really hungry so I might skip that. I’ll also open up that jar with Tiger Balsam🙂