Well, here I am. Sunday night, pushing 9:30. And I am back in Halifax.
I drove up during the height of the freezing rain event today, leaving my mother's around 1:30. I promised myself, Patricia, and Newbie that I would return to my mother's should the weather force me to do so.
The car was fishtailing on the 101. I guess it never occurred to anyone to salt the roads in King's County. By the Hant's County border, literally, the road began to clear up, because there had been a plow not long before that had dumped all manner of sodium chloride on the road. At the East Hant's border, the roads were clearer again. By the time I reached the HRM border, the roads were slick but no worse than they are after a decent rain.
I got home around 3:30, nearly 2 hours after I'd left the Valley. I had decided to deliver the main Christmas present to the household today. I got a big screen HD tv. It's 32 inch 720p. I hope to get a larger one for downstairs in the next month or so. Time to join the 21st century. As I write this, Patricia is upstairs watching "Wallace and Grommit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit" on said television.
There is not much else to report. Newbie is once again in the small cardboard box on the top of the desk, folded up like origami. I have to return to work in the morning to prepare for the final (and booked!) Christmas tie pictures of 2013. And we will be back at my mother's this time Tuesday evening in preparation for the holidays. The 25th is in the middle of the week this year, and I don't have the vacation days to spare, so I will be back to work on Friday the 27th. Oh, boy.
See you tomorrow.