I was just reading a blog posted by Blake and laughed so hard I cried! Having had not as bad a day as he may have had, but just as " Northern "!!! I thought I would share it with you. Matt was flying out to Iqaluit for a course on Sunday, which got delayed as they were having quite a blizzard. Monday was told no flight as well. Tuesday was the big day. We ( I went because it was his first time out......won't be going to do that again soon) both trot off to the airport around 2:45pm as the flight would be in around 3:30pm. It was delayed......First Air was full (16 passengers!!!!) so he was flipped over again to Kenn Borek (8 passenger) which also does the Medivac.......which did come in to transport a patient. At 3:30 Matt's flight was delayed until 4:30......Keep in mind we are not living close to the airport....don't have transportation....so we had to wait it out. At 4:30 we were told the flight was just leaving and would be in around 5:45pm. It did make it. Matt flew out at 6:15pm. So I need to get home before 7:00pm as I was going to the Community Center for sewing.....and needed to get home to put Pippie out. Well I dressed for the weather.....long johns, jeans, ski pants and I froze, even my feet just being inside the airport. It was -40 and blowing hard, we live up on the hill, almost across from the rink, I didn't think I could do all that in 45 minutes. I opted to take the taxi. ummmmm....... which, when Fred called, they were not running.....hehe. Sooooo.....this wonderful, kind women offered to take me home. I accepted the offer! Knowing full well what it is like being on a snow machine (I went once to the Northern with a female) with a woman driver (me being woman, and cautious!!!!!) that I wouldn't have the misfortune of having another speedy driver. Was I wrong! When she couldn't navigate the turns, she would take, or make her own trail. And the roads are so traveled here that they are snow packed , with a glazed finish on top. Sara would be proud of the shine. Anyway, by the time she got me home, my eyeballs were so frozen I think they were bouncing off each other and they didn't tear up until I was in the house for about 3 minutes. And my lids were slow on the blink action. But I made it.
Thursday (tomorrow) there is a fundraiser for the girls soccer team. They are having a bake sale and bingo. I will be helping/partaking in both. They are raising money for their soccer trip to NFLD.