Tuesday, 22 November 2016
Monday morning we took our daughter for her monthly shopping expedition to Costco. Apparently overnight Mother Nature decided that her brief fling with pseudo summer weather was over and the temperature had dropped to -3. The wind was howling from a northerly direction. I watched as the leaves so neatly piled up at the curb for pickup took off down the road, stopped abruptly, changed direction and then repeated the performance. Okay, maybe the wind was coming from all four directions. The car door gave me a little resistance as it appeared to be semi frozen shut. All in all, not a great day to be crossing the vast waste land of Costco parking lot but hey, a gals gotta do what a gals gotta do. I stuck my Costco card and my bank card in my pocket, grabbed my cane and locked the car up. Then, ever so slowly, I released my hold on the car and tested my stability. Now, I gotta say, I'm no lightweight. Really. There's enough of me that I should be able to hold my ground in a fairly high wind. You have to know that was some wind if it could take me like a para sailor and whip me across the parking lot at high speed. We latched on to each other, put our heads down and bull dozed our way to the store. No problem...now all we had to do was get our purchases back to the car across that endless parking lot and get it all stowed away in the trunk without being blown home without the car. When we finally got home the hubs said, "I'm not leaving the house for the rest of day." Me neither, and, if tomorrow is like this I'm not going out.