Sunday, February 26, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Well, today we hit the trifecta! Quite often, we close because one of the caveats have occurred and management feels that it is no longer safe for people to be trying to get home (either walking or driving). But this afternoon, we legitimately have met all the conditions set out to stay home in our jammies.
Ok, well the jammies thing probably isn't in the official policy, but it is our 'house rule'.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Suddenly though, we aren't living in the dark. It's damn near daylight on the way to work! Soon I'll be able to cut through the tundra on the way home without risking life and limb.
To top it all off? There was liquid water outside today. Outside, water has two states right now... solid and vapour (as in ice/snow and breath). Even though the thermometer said that it was -29, the sun was warm enough to melt a bit of snow.
Without going out over the Christmas season, it has seemed like a long, cold, dark winter so far. But the forecast says a high of -5 on the weekend, so maybe there is hope that spring isn't too far away.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Trivia note: This will be our third Christmas since moving north, but our first winter solstice in Baker. (And our first Christmas up here too.)
Back to the pictures thing.... the photo on the way to work is a black background with white specks all over it. (It was dark and snowing and the flash just picked up the white flakes.)
The pic at morning break is a total white out. Ditto for the one at lunch. By afternoon break, it's a bit darker shade of white.
On the way home, if I had've tried another picture, it'd be a copy of the first one.
Hopefully, one day this week it won't be snowing and I'll be able to sneak out and snap some decent pictures.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
In Baker? Ha! Funny! Everyone knows that we don't actually *have* a bank here in Baker!
No, Squire and I are just bundled up to go for a quick walk around the block. I'd like to report that by the time we got home, she'd dislodged all 4 boots, making me pick them up and carry them home (it was too cold on the fingers to try to get them back on!).
I guess that's what I get for making her wear boots when none of the other dogs' moms make them wear boots!
Friday, December 16, 2011
One of our friends couldn't even get into their office on Friday... getting an 'extra' day off! You can just barely see the top of the door frame behind that monster snow drift.