Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Epic Fail

I decided to carry my camera around today, so I could get some shots of the daylight we experience during the shortest day of the year.

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

Robbing a Bank?

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

Dig Out

Last week we had our second three-day-er of the year. I'm talking blizzard, of course. This blizzard was a bit different, in that it definitely got worse before it got better.... The third day of the storm was worse than the other two combined. This is a terrible time of year for storms, as many of our friends and co-workers are beginning to travel home for Christmas. Maybe we picked just the right year to stay put?

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.

Getting into our office by vehicle was impossible as well. This is the snow drift at the corner, and if you backtracked around the block, the road was blocked with a similar drift. It took til coffee break for the hamlet to have it dug out, and even then, it was only one lane wide. In fact, even today, two full days after the blizzard, many of the side streets around town are only one lane wide. In Baker, we don't bother with ploughs... real blizzards call for a squad of loaders to clear the snow (and sometimes dump trucks too!)

At lunch time, we snapped a quick pic to show the height of the drift. Kinda impressive if I do say so myself!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Last week we were hit with a pretty decent blizzard. We were sent home from work in the morning on Monday, and didn't venture back to the office until Thursday.

We're glad it's not our job to shovel the snow out in front of the Library distribution centre....

Squire *is* glad that the snow drift allowed 'he' to rescue her frisbee from the garage roof! BTW, I'm not allowed to play with the frisbee in front of the house anymore.

We've been under a blizzard threat for most of this week too, but haven't seen anything yet. Maybe tomorrow?