Now, I know that a lot of people are not happy with snow, but I have to say, here on PEI it is just part of the lifestyle. I am going to say that the snow situation is somewhat of an urban myth. Most people visiting from outside of the Atlantic provinces seem to think that we have miles and piles of snow. Well, there have been some years...like 2015...just before we moved to PEI. It socked everyone in, to the point that you could not see the island from the satelite map - like the wee island didn't exist. And of course, poor old Newfoundland is always in the news...50...60 ...70(!) centimetres last year. People couldn't get out of their doorways let alone meander up their streets. Last year would have been a good year for COVID in Newfoundland - no one was going anywhere anyways.
Well, here in North Enmore, we had a "green" Christmas. New Years was the same (Happy New Years by the way). So finally, yesterday the red banner was on my weather network... "special weather alert for Enmore...10 to 15 centimetres of snow to fall between noon and midnight." I gotta say, this old girl gave a whoop! and threw another log on the fire! Mike and I had to make our way to the Ellerslie Rite Stop (there is another blog there!). to pick up milk, eggs, marine paint and dryer venting. (kidding on the last two, but you can get that there!). It is a short trip, about 7km, however the snow started falling pretty heavy and the wind was giving the snow a pelting sensation on the windshield. We landed home with supplies for the night - milk and storm chips. Yes, they are potato chips - islanders love their potato - in all forms- but there ain't no content household without the storm chips during a blizzard. In fact, during the storm of 2015, a potato chip company cornered the market on "storm chips." You can buy your own bag (containing the favs; ketchup, barbeque and regular) at any store now. Slap down your $3.99 and you got it "in the bag." Island Life. Gotta Love it.
So, today Mike has spent his retirement time outside on the John Deere, creating a path to the roadway, making a mini parking-lot and apparently taking a "rip" (as they call it) on our vintage snow "sled." (when did they stop calling them "ski-doos?") At last, FINALLY, something to play in!
I have been retired for approximately 5 years, relocating to PEI from Ontario. Creating a recreational living unit was something Mike and I wanted to do since we purchased the house.