|Saturday morning at sunrise|
Then we got a real change in the weather yesterday: the temperatures dropped precipitously and all the rain changed to heavy snow. We are much farther north than Seattle, and the cold air from Canada came to us first, and the cold north wind picked up. This morning when I woke, not knowing what to expect when I looked outside, I was surprised to see that not much snow had fallen, but the temperature had dropped more than 20 degrees F. I put on all my winter weather gear, my headlamp so I could see any patches of ice, and set out for the bus, a half mile away. It wasn't bad at all, except for that awful windchill. I was happy for every bit of warm clothing I had on.
When I got to the Y, however, all the classes had been canceled. Apparently we were in much better shape here, being in the north where the cold dry air kept us from getting too icy, than people who live only a few short miles south of us. I saw plenty of cars with lots of snow on them, and reports from people who made it to the Y that any icy patches on hills made for treacherous driving and even walking.
So, I had a bit of fun with the exercise bike and some weights, took a shower and caught the bus back home. It seemed like a perfect time to do laundry (finished) and turn on the TV (just starting) and staying home where it's warm! I hope tomorrow will be better.