20 Hours of Snowfall and…

…and… you get a whole ton of snow… duh! hehhee… 😉

But seriously we did have  20 hours of snowfall, by my own inaccurate calculations. You can go here for more accurate weather forecast/alerts/warnings.

It all started on Friday morning at about 9ish and simply carried on snowing to the wee hours of Saturday morning.

Here’s what it looked like as i was headed to bed at about 12.30am:

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Top Left: Our neighbours lost their windows, only slits left. Top Right: where the bush ends are steps which are no longer seen. Bottom: Waist height bushes lost in the snow.

Here’s what it looked like at 8.30am this morning:

Top Left: Neighbour's car almost completely covered and boxed in by the snow. Top Right: Love how the snow covers the trees. Bottom: Bushes almost unseen now.
Top Left: Neighbour’s car almost completely covered and boxed in by the snow. Top Right: Love how the snow covers the trees. Bottom: Bushes almost unseen now.

Husband and his colleagues were stuck at the hotel where they have their annual company Christmas dinner. He just could not drive the car out of the underground parking till the snow was cleared. So they waited till early morning.

Just to show you how much snow has indeed fallen (we estimate that at least 1.5 feet or about 50cm had fallen):

Left: See the caretaker with his snow-blower, standing in mid-thigh high snow. Right: See the amount of snow on top of the big metal trash bins?
Left: See the caretaker with his snow-blower, standing in mid-thigh high snow? Right: See the amount of snow on top of the big metal trash bins?

i leave you with my favourite image from today – Snow caterpillars just outside our local Migros restaurant 😉

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The Winter Snow welcomes us back!!

We landed safely on Saturday morning 6.30am at Zurich airport, Switzerland. It was -1 & raining.
Later that morning, it started snowing heavily & kept on through the night & this morning (Sunday) we were greeted with at least 30cm of snow, if not more. The drive to church was terrible, there were jams as everyone had to slow down to about 40/50km, even on the highways! & there was a section of the highway which was not cleared yet – so it was a rather bumpy & icy ride. Then we got behind 2 snow-plows, which kept the speed at a steady 40km/hr. Then one of the plows got a flat & had to pull over. Nearer church the roads became clear. But it took us twice as long to get to church today, almost 2hrs instead of the usual 50mins!! sigh! Tobi got quite restless during the journey & towards the end kept asking to be carried! Also in part he had gotten used to being carried in taxis while we were in Singapore (no car seats in taxis).
Here are some pictures of the large amounts of snow.

Now let’s backtrack a little to the flight home:
Tobi bumped his head hard as he ran into someone’s trolley just before we were to go to the plane. So that was his major thingy before we left Singapore.
We had a delayed start as there was too much traffic on the runway & we waited an hour on the plane before we took off. During that time, the engines were off so the air-con was limited & it got really hot. The good thing was Tobi wasn’t bothered by the heat – he was so tired he just went to sleep. It was a midnight flight. Thank God he slept for a little more than half the flight – although he kept tossing around – at least he was sleeping & i could at least get some sleep too – even though it was interrupted sleep, still better than not getting any. Then i kept him entertained with food, Hi-5 video on the in-flight system, drawing, books & more food. He slept again an hour before landing – which i’m most grateful for.

Now need to get some sleep as Walt leaves early tomorrow morning for a business trip.
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