Holy cow! Who let the snow gods into Saskatchewan? All of Western Canada, for that matter! Just “our” turn!?
Best response, “we need the moisture”. Of course we do, but let’s stretch it out a bit, right!? I hope that you’ve bought one of Bill or Lenny’s electric shovels, (Flea Market reference) because that might just make you the hero of your neighbourhood!
By Sunday afternoon, I think we were all aware that this Monday was going to be very interesting!
The 2018 Tim Hortons Brier in Regina, loads of visitors making their way in and out of the city. Jamie and I breaking out of the usual routine to do our morning show live from the event, it was going to be fun and it was! But nothing sends a quiver through you when you realize, you a) can’t get out of your building b) your car is buried in snow and you have to walk to work and c) the station vehicle has 4 wheel drive and that’s lovely because you will need it!
Did you look out side over the weekend and then just lay back on the couch to watch curling, hockey, soccer or golf – maybe basketball or a movie. The Academy Awards may have offered some relief from the weather.
I wasn’t surprised at the state of the city streets this morning, I was surprised that my apartment front door was frozen shut, the cars around the building were pretty much buried and no one was going to be moving! Which also meant that I would be walking to work, while that is not unusual nor a big hardship, I had to be sure that I would have wheels to get to the Brandt Centre this morning.
It turned out okay, the crowd was lighter than it should be on day 3.5 of Brier Week. Credit to the volunteer core who come in early to get things going, the drivers, ticket takers and hosts, also the staff that spends the entire day offering information to visitiors.
Streets are being cleaned as we speak and I’m sure tomorrow will be a better day for getting around. It is after all Saskatchewan, we love a challenge!