The night mare started out Sunday with a lot of heavy snow falling down to the ground. When I came home from skating we lost electricity for about 5 hours and then it went on again. I went to bed with a little hope for a snow day monday.
Monday we actually got a snow day. And it was needed. A huge snow storm came over us, you couldn't really see anything because of the snow. But I still went out in the cold to deliver the last christmas post to the people in Denmark! (It took me quite some time to go to the post office that actually was open even though the post office is just across the road...) There was a very quick wind at the same time as the snow was falling, so nobody went outside and everyone was inside. (Except for the poor people travelling who all got stuck in the snow.) Then the hydro went off again, this time not only for 5 hours, but until next day, Tuesday. Tuesday the wind continued, but it was sunny without snow, so around 10 am Oil Springs got their electricity back. Our heat in the house was electric, so it got VERY cold in the night in the house. Good thing that we had many blankets! Now it was up to the army, helicopters, and police to help the people stuck on the highway just beside Oil Springs. Though Tuesday was quite amusing for me, I went sledding with my friends. The roads outside were still white and it was difficult to get around, which led to the fact that we had a snow day Wednesday, too. It made me a bit sad, because I was supposed to sing at the Music Night for our school.
Wednesday and Tuesday were a pretty sight though, here I can show you some pictures.
|Like the danes would say: "I regn og slud, i sne og frost, skal postten ud, når man er post!"|
|Ah, it can be a pretty sight. This photo is taken by another exchange student who lives very close to me.|
|This is how our window looked like Tuesday morning.|
It also led to a little bit of boredom since we couldn't go anywhere and were stuck inside. So we played a lot of Sequence, and I drew a lot of drawings. I can show you what 5 hours of drawings and boredom lead to.
|What is the only thing I've always wanted to draw? Only the hard-core fans know who this is! Try to guess. ( I'll just point out that I am not a fan, her acting is not my cup of tea... but she is pretty.)|
Anyways, Thursday I went happily to school to socialize and stuff. It made me happy and we hardly did anything in the classes because of confusion about the snow. Friday was the day of the christmas assebly, where all the schools bands played. It was pretty and a lot of my friends performed. After this, we confirmed that we are in Canada. We did this by watching a game between the teachers and the students of ice hockey. Because, what is more canadian than ice hockey? - I have to say, there must be a reason why Canada are Olympic champions. They care to much about hockey. It is like Europeans with their soccer, Danes about handball, or Americans about basketball. But it is an interesting sport, and it is definitely more interesting than American football, so I am glad I chose Canada :) Saturday I went to a friends place for a movie night and playing Harry Potter! It has been a strange, but good week.
If you guys are lucky, I will post a little christmas treat for you later this week before christmas. It is going to be surprise, but you will like it.
Here is a little reminder for all of you; remember to think about other people who are not able to celebrate the peace at this time of the year. It has actually always been my favourite English christmas songs.