This evening I came home exhausted! Out of the blue it got warm. Since I came north I have never seen such temperatures (way above freezing point) in December. I drove to work this morning and it was raining. I was glad because my car got a "free car wash". Did you know that in the whole Yukon we do not have automatic car wash? All of them are the "do yourself" type except one... in that one you drive in to the bay and couple guys come and wash your car while you sit in it. So it is kind of automatic I guess... Back to the weather. It rained all the way to Whitehorse (my commute to work is about 50 miles on Alaska Highway). I parked and started walking to the office. Before I reached the building the rain changed to snow. The temperature dropped about 10 degrees. And it was windy. With the snow blowing I could hardly see the other site of the street. And it lasted like that a whole day. I worked again late today, I was leaving the office about 8 PM. It was cloudy but not snowing anymore. I walked to the car and what a picture - the car was buried under the snow! Thank goodness for the shovel in the trunk. It took me about 20 minutes to dig my baby out and then a long way back home. The highway was plowed but there was not a grain of sand. Beautiful, shiny black ice and drifting snow... Can you imagine? I do not think that I ever hold wheal so tight. I think my knuckles turned pure white and I had a hard time to straighten my fingers after parking on my driveway... I think I'm still shaking a little.
The good news is that tomorrow the weather is back to normal, cold and sunny!
Goodnight my friends,