I love living close to the prairie, I really do (don’t think anyone can doubt that by now), but you always have to take the good with the bad.
Living on an altitude over 7000 feet (>2000 m) above sea level with no forest nearby, wide plains everywhere and some mountains stimulating the wind can definetely cause some problems. One of them, I learnt on Saturday (my face is just getting ripe to crack . I’m very curious what will appear when it fractures).
Another occurs when there is snow. When it snows in the wild west, there is complete whiteout. Whiteout as in, I-don’t-know-what-is-up-and-down-and-I-keep-falling-on-my-nose-whiteout. Last time we had a winter storm, all the roads heading east and south from Laramie were closed, for days! And the thing is, regardless of what month the calender says you are currently in, you can never be safe that a whiteout won’t happen.
Today, the temperature rose well over 20 C. It felt just like a warm summer day. I was sort of letting my gard down, thinking that the weather reports for the rest of this week just couldnt be true… Snow? Now? Oh, yes, and a whole lot of it. There is a new winter storm warning out for Tuesday and Wednesday. Up to 20 cm of fresh snow is expected, and temperatures are supposed to drop below freezing.
Well, I’m a snow freak, so I should just go Wohoo! right? Well, today I’m a whiner again. The thing is, I’m planning on going to NYC to see my beloved sisters on Wednesday, so will have to be on those roads.. Having experienced winter storm hellways before, and being scared schitniz by the trucks on those roads, I must say that I don’t look forward to it very much.
I have rescheduled my shuttle to Denver, so that I will have more time. But even though I will now leave at 4 am, I am still not certain that I will make it in time for my flight.
So, that is the back side of the prairie. BUT, since I’m sending my ABS backpack home with one of my sisters, I got the opportunity to pop it tonight. That was fun. Taking the bad with the good.