Oh noes!! :-o
I woke up to an unpleasant surprise this morning - the winter's first snowfall. But it isn't winter yet, it's still October ... !! :-( Blech. I am not amused. kccat, I know you're looking forward to snow in your part of the world ;-) but I personally am not really a fan. At least not at this time of year. :-( Snow is for Christmas, not for October ... !!
Of course, as always, the first snowfall has created absolute havoc in the nation's capital. Never fails. :-) Kind of fun to watch actually, when you're not caught up in it yourself. As I was walking to the subway this morning, I was quite entertained by the sight of the main road that runs right by the station - normally you'll see a few cars just zipping by there at that time of the morning. But today the whole road was packed with cars as far as the eye could see, moving v e r y ... s l o w l y. The subway, on the other hand, was right on time. Suckers!! :-D
It's a really yucky snow though, heavy and wet. Not a lot of it, about half an inch when I went to work. But that's two hours ago and it's been snowing steadily since, so who knows what it looks like out there now. :-) This is actually really not so great for us, because we (= my parents and me) will be driving up to Alvdal on Thursday afternoon/evening, for the funeral, which is on Friday, and this is lousy driving weather. Coincidentally, on the news yesterday or the day before they were actually saying that drivers in the Oslo area should put on their winter tires asap ... and I thought about texting my father to remind him about that, but I didn't get around to it. And then this morning ... oops. I hope he does have the winter tires on the car - it would be a really awkward time to get in an accident. :-o
I wanted to take a picture of the snow-covered football field next to my house, but every single memory card I own (and even one I've only borrowed) is completely full. Imagine that. ;-) Maybe later ...
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