Yesterday morning I woke up to a full blown snow storm. No I am not kidding or exaggerating. I started snowing Thursday afternoon and snowed non-stop until Friday afternoon. I think we got about two feet or snow during the night. I did not think I was going to make it to work. No here they don´t cancel work even if there is a full blown snow storm.
I managed to get to the tram station. The short walk there was not easy in itself because of the gushing and strong winds. They almost knocked me down. Part of the way I walked backwards because the wind and snow was just blinding me too much. So I stood at the tram station for about half an hour before I gave up and realized that no tram was about to show up. I talked to some other people standing there and they said ALL buses in the entire Stockholm region had been cancelled. I walked back home in desperation and almost in tears wondering how I was supposed to get to work. C ended up driving me to the subway station and there the subway was working at least. Normally I take a buss from the subway to my office but today I had to walk from the subway station which luckily is not such a long walk. Walking was still kind of difficult both because of the wind and also because the sidewalks just like the roads had not been cleared at all.
The funny thing was that I actually saw a guy on skis going to work. Well at least that made a lot more sense than this other guy that I saw this morning on his bike. I don´t get it how one can even attempt to try to bike in weather like this.
I wonder if I have lost my viking spirit. I am amazed that the Swedes just seem unstoppable when it comes to severe weather like this. They just get up and go out and don´t even complain about it. They are like energizer rabbits that just won´t be stopped by anything when it comes to winter conditions. You see people being creative as they guy on skis or people just being plain suborn as the guy on his bike (you could see he really was struggling against both the wind and snow).
Snow now it is full blown winter here again (deep sigh). I want spring!!!! I am so sick and tired of snow and winter. Aaaagh I ´ve had enough! Thank god we have booked our trip to the South in April. So if spring does not show up before that at least we will get some spring and sunshine there. Today is kind of sunny even if it is really cold again. Well at least I get to see the sun and that is always good. I just have to figure out a way from my igloo here in Stockholm.
Having the snow right up to my door step makes me kind of claustrofobic so I took the snow shovel and cleared some away. That was a workout in itself.