Monday, 15 February 2010
Snow snow go away
Work was cancelled on Saturday due to excessive amounts of snow trapping people in their towns. The roads had frozen over around here, and unless you had a 4x4 then you were not going to get very far. Luckily for us bel fidanzato's cousin has such a car, so he took us for a drive up further into the mountains. It was cold, freezing actually but so, so pretty!
The snow has finally stopped falling here in Malito, although there is still a lot of snow in the village. Yesterday we feared that the snow would never end as a freak snowstorm started as we were transporting wood from the car to the apartment. Our apartment is up near one of the old churches so we cannot park the car out the front. Sometimes bel fidanzato can drive up and leave the car briefly behind the church, but the road up is not a real road and it's steep so was covered with ice and snow.
Whilst it was snowing down freezing cold pellets of ice, I was standing by the car, with my feet ankle deep in icy, cold, melting snow, holding a giant umbrella with one hand, and trying to load wood into a box with the other. It was windy, the wood was heavy and I now know what it feels like to loose feeling in your hands and feet. I honestly thought I would get pneumonia in those few minutes I was outside.
Poor bel fidanzato made 3 trips back and forth, up the steep, icy path, without an umbrella whilst his poor foreign partner just looked on in cold disbelief. I really did want to be helpful, but it was just too cold to move!
Thankfully as I said, the snow has stopped and I was able to get to work today! Hopefully these will be the last photos I post of the snow in Malito. If the sun comes out I can begin my walking tour through town!