15 August 2011

Day 2 of Snow in Wellington

Snow or not, we have work and Jo-Lo has school.  We anticipated the roads to be slippery and so I walked Jo-Lo to school.
The roads have been cleared of snow, but it seems we had some rains last night and so some of the snow on the sidewalk has turned to slippery ice, so we walked carefully and slower than usual.

I crossed the park enroute to the bus stop and the playground was also covered with snow.  Not that I expected it not to, but at the same time I half-expected it would be gone at this time, because snow is not really commonplace in Wellington.

I expected the same would be true of the city and the motorway.  I was in for a surprise!  There was no sign of snow on the main roads!  Even the city itself is devoid of it.  So my work route turned uneventful after all.  I travelled with an extra pair of shoes and socks in case I get wet walking through snow!

Right after lunch, the weather - which was becoming sunny - suddenly darkened and snow started falling.  It was not thick enough to create a white carpet but it was strong enough for me to worry if I can make it back home.  I asked permission to leave a bit early and continue with my work at home.  My good boss permitted me to and so I was off.

It's really very interesting how the scenery changes from the city centre to our place.  At the Johnsonville Mall, there was also snow and some rain and hail but there does not seem to be a lot of it, so the road and parking lot does not get covered with it.  But when we started the ascent to my neighbourhood, things suddenly changed.   Falling snow was more apparent, and there was a lot of it on the roofs and on the sidewalk.  There were some kids playing with sled on a mountain slope covered in white.

At home, our porch also has a fresh layer of snow.  As this happens very rarely, Jo-Lo and I decided to make the best of it and made a bigger, better snowman!

After a bit of a snowball fight, we finally went back in and I continued my work.

This is turning out to be an interesting week.

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