November 23rd, 2018

I woke up to another light snowfall. I have the plug ready for the car and the snow shovels are in the carport and on the front patio area…but so far I’m told it’s been an unusually mild winter here. People keep saying…just wait! The cross country club wants to open soon. But most people are happy to avoid shoveling the white stuff! The coldest temperature I’ve experienced so far here has been -13 degrees Celsius.

The mornings are dark later and later and the night comes sooner. I find I am driving to Decker (7 minutes away west towards Topley) at 7:55 a.m. often in foggy conditions with the sun just coming up. Thank goodness for remote start up on my Jetta! It takes about 10 minutes to warm the engine right now and the seats are toasy. I am on duty at 8:10 a.m. at Decker Elementary, but sometimes the first bus arrives before that so I usually arrive about 8:05. The children love to play in the forest area around the school. These photos were taken while I was on duty about 8:15 a.m.

It was Plaid Friday, so our staff and many students got into the theme.

The sunset photo was taken from the school parking lot as I left at 4:15 p.m. There were lots of prizes to be won and games to play around town during Plaid Friday but you really only could participate if you had the day off or got off work early. I walked downtown after dinner to discover everything ended by 7:00 p.m.

Darn. It looked like a fun event!