I’ve got my snow shovel sharpened, oiled and ready. But temperatures here have risen to cozy 5°C, and yesterday evening we even had 10°C. Not that I miss the snow so much, as long as there is enough in the skiing areas. At least I don’t have to dig out any vehicles and ensure that nobody slips on the sidewalk in front of my house. But I have to admit that I do love a little bit of snow once in a while during the winter. We’ll see! There are still a few months to go!
We’ve actually been getting a little bit of snow here in the last couple of days. Not enough to last until Christmas, of course, but I would guess that the chances for a white Christmas are better than ever this year. Not for my brother though, who just arrived in ‘Straya today. But here in Austria … we’ll see!
Please forgive me for keeping this here short, but I actually have to go and just remembered that I hadn’t uploaded today’s strip yet! So, tada! See you next Friday!!
Ha! We almost need to do a follow up to show what happens when Chuck actually starts the engine. Have you ever run into a situation (maybe with your teenage kids) when you were taken literally just so they can get out of the work? I sure have.
Looking at Chucks work here I am once again reminded that I do not miss living where it snows. Every time I go back to visit Austria I always start out thinking how cool the fresh morning snow is and I quite enjoy the novelty of having to dig out the car first thing. But I don’t have to run to work or meet a deadline, and it doesn’t matter if I end up at the ski lift 10 minutes earlier or later. Still that great novelty feeling only lasts about 3 days or so. And after a week or two I am ready to go back to the Southwest of the US. The one time I have seen it snow in Vegas, everything came to a stop since there are no snowplows here. It was kind of fun actually …
And it looks like he just bought some 30 year old second hand chains on Craigslist and they came in a 60 year old box. Well, a penny saved is a penny earned!
By the time you read this, Mike and I have already been skiing a week, hopefully with lots of snow! Right now, as I’m typing this in advance, the weather forecast doesn’t look too bad, not a lot of sun, but at least enough snow. But we ski in almost any type of weather anyway. It’s an outdoor sport, after all! Except when it’s raining, that’s the only type of weather that makes us pack our stuff and leave the mountain.
Half of Austria is buried in buried in snow right now. And Mike and I are a bit bummed that we didn’t book our regular annual skiing trip in January as we usually do. Well, I’m sure there’ll be some snow left by the time we hit the slopes. Perfect timing is hard to achieve anyway, because if we would have gone last week, we might have been snowed in like many others. I think there are still some towns that are cut off from the outside.
We begin this year with another repost from the olden days of our former website. It’s actually one of our own favorites, and it totally fits to the current weather in many parts of Europe and the States!
I hope you all had a good transition into the new year and wish you all nothing but the best in 2011!
And by the way, another quick reminder: In a couple of hours, Mike will be live on radio on on Flight Time Radio! (10:05 Eastern) Check it out!
Well, I hope none of you are personally inconvenienced by the weather, like Chuck. Here in Europe there’s chaos on pretty much all the major airports. My heart goes out to all those poor souls who are stranded in London, Paris, Frankfurt or anywhere else! I was stranded for a week too this year, but that was in Bangkok, with cheap hotels and food and 35 centigrade. Which is like vacation, compared to being stuck on a cold airport where you just wanted to transfer (I read somewhere that in London they turned off the lights and heating overnight on some waiting passangers, is that true?)
And today I read that they’ve also got a huge backlog of hundreds of tons of mail in Frankfurt, so that they now issued an emargo and won’t accept any new mail deliveries. I hope that none of our online shop orders are affected by this! But I don’t think shipments within Europe go via airmail anyway.
Well, at least we’re looking forward to white Christmas!