Thursday Morning, 6:30
I sit in my comfy chair whilst yet another snow storm rages. But my mind is not as comfortable as my body, for Shauna will be navigating the highway in less than two hours.
She will be off to catch the train at Smiths Falls, which is a half hour distant. The weather has me worrying. She does drive a half hour to work in all sorts of weather, but some storms are worse than others, and this one seems to be one of the worser ones. When I look at the major road from our bedroom window, I see that it is still snow-covered., and while the highway will be better, it will not be perfect.
We used to live three hours west of Toronto, but now we are close to three hours east. Sha plans to meet two old buddies in Toronto from the west for a fun weekend. You would think that taking the train would sure beat driving, but she has to get to the station first.
I had agreed to drive her, but when the weather forecast became known, she took pity on me and declared that she would drive herself and park her car at the station. While I am glad to be relieved of the task, I do worry about her safety. I don't think that planning trips in January is the wisest idea,
Twenty five years ago, in January, I drove a U-Haul truck for twelve hours across Ontario. The weather wasn’t too bad west of Toronto, but the last two-thirds of the trip on the eastern side was on the wretched side. Not only was I driving a truck, which I had never done before, but I was pulling a car on a trailer behind the truck. Sue, who was driving behind me, could see the trailer swaying at points as we passed multiple cars in the ditch. What a drive that was!
Now, twenty-five years later, I sit here relieved that I don’t have to make a little, half-hour trip in a car. What has become of me?! Verily, I have become a wimp.
So, I will be anxious for the next two hours until I learn that she has arrived to the station safely. I will post this tomorrow (Friday) and add an update below.
. . .Sha was confident when she texted us before starting out. "It’s snow. I’ll drive carefully. Many many cars and plows have been on the roads. Trails will be made."