I don’t mind cold weather and I actually wish for temps in the 20’s. ALL winter long!
It is very refreshing, in my opinion.
AS long as it isn’t windy I have zero problems with cold days.
Karolina wishes for snow. So do I!
Karolina wants to have snow days. She wants to have some days off from school and I guess I cannot blame her.
Can we get some of this now, please? (pic from January 2008)
Snow days (meaning having time off from school and work); that is an American phenomenon. Something that I could NOT believe existed when I first moved to the US.
But, they do exist.
It does not take much for the school systems to close. I thought it was quite ridiculous in the beginning, and then I changed my mind. I don’t think it is AS stupid as I used to think it was.
See, you have to keep in mind that winter tires are not mandatory here, as they are in Scandinavia. Try to drive on just a tad bit slippery road with regular tires. I am telling you; that is NOT fun. AT all!
Then add to that even more snow, and ice…Put school busses into the mix, add some hills and cross roads. Well, I tell you what: you’ll have a MESS!!
Nowadays I can understand, and even appreciate, that the schools are closing on “iffy” days.
Iffy days do not mean RAIN. NO it means maybe sleet that turns into snow.
People FREAK out here when it starts to snow, and they freak when it freezes over on the roads. I freak, too! I do NOT want to go out driving on regular tires when it snows. No way!
Please...(pic taken last January)
Some people, that have four wheel drives, seem to think that they are invincible out on the roads. And ironically, often enough, the cars you’ll see sliding off the road when it snows are SUV’s.
Look, it does not work driving fast and furious even though you have an SUV.
It is so different when in Sweden. People are used to driving in the snow, it is no big deal. But, even though you have winter tires you’ll still need to use caution while driving.
But, I am telling you; not a single person would cancel his or her plans because of an approaching snow storm. No, it is just business as usual.
When I went to school back home, we did not have a single day off due to winter weather. No, we had to go to school no matter HOW much snow, and no matter HOW cold.
Once, we left school in the middle of the day, but that was because the heating system broke down.
Otherwise we just had to suck it up, and it was not even a second thought for us to stay at home. It was un-heard of, and IS un-heard of.
But even though the city freaks out, and people freak out, and schools close, and work places close I still would welcome a snow day, or two, or three, or…
Have a great Tuesday, and let it snow!