Our flurries for Friday were originally forecast to be finished by noon. Then they changed it to evening. Then they changed it to midnight. Every time I checked the radar there was a band right over us that wouldn't move. The town 20 minutes away where Connor attends school was clear. We were supposed to get 2 cm and ended up with 4 times that. And it was so cold (-20) that shovelling was not fun. Alec let me know about noon Friday he was coming home this weekend. The whiteout conditions we experienced from 4 to 5 Friday afternoon cleared up and he had clear roads until 15 minutes from home. I told Shasta, our Australian Shepherd that Alec was coming home and she went to the window and watched for him for 35 minutes without moving. She was so happy to see him - which is strange because he pretty much ignores her.
By this morning the sun was shining (though still colder than normal) and the roads were clear and we had nothing else to do so we went shopping. Connor was looking for a lime green coat and orange snowpants. I like the coat colour - it would allow me to find him in a crowd or in the dark. The pants ... well let's just say I'm glad he didn't find them. We stopped at 3 stores and he found what he was looking for at the last one.
Connor and his new coat
Oh, the joys of having so much disposable income! This unicycle is much more rugged and bigger than the one he already has. He is still giving me a fair chunk of each pay for long term saving and tithing so he can do what he wants with the rest. The coat will wait until next winter.