Friday, 12 December 2014

From freezing rain to heat wave

The days are flying and soon we are in the middle of the holidays again. My new work place is about an hour drive away, and last week I encountered freezing rain. That was scary because I was still out driving on the highway on my way home. It started to rain, the road got slick within moments, and the windshield covered up with ice droplets.

I turned up the heat and crept home, but other drivers were passing by like nothing had happened at all. 
After the last turnoff I stopped to take this photo 
with my cellphone.
Wherever I turned, all lights around in the area looked like laser beams. That was eerie. 
I guess the ice droplets in the air reflected the light. 

After the freezing rain we got into a "heat wave", and temperatures went up to 9C (48.2F). 
The snow melted like crazy, and everything around the trailer turned into treacherous ice. 
I used windshield washer fluid by the buckets, and the van looks terrible after a trip on these dirty/salty roads.
The warm weather has one good side, though - we didn't have to use so much propane or electricity. 
Walking in the sun was a pleasure again. 
The air felt like spring.
We have arranged our work hours so that Molly will not be left alone more than 4 hour at a time. I mostly work evening shifts. To be on the safe side I arranged for a dog-sitter, who will take Molly for a walk in case we don't make it home in time.

Yesterday we had an "open house", and there was a lot of activity in the kitchen where I work part time now.
Our "Chef" created a beautiful centre piece out of vegetables and fruit.
My contribution was more simple. I had to arrange cookies and chocolate dipped strawberries on trays, help with the hors d'oeuvres and thousand other small things. But it was fun, and the hours went by like seconds.
We are an international gang here (India, Philippines, Africa, Canada, Ukraine, Germany) and everyone is very nice and polite. There is a lot of laughter around.
It is a pleasure to work at this place. 

Today is my day of, hubby is on the bus and will not be home until late this evening.
 I enjoyed the quiet, "Blue Hour", 
just after sunset, 
with a cup of cocoa.