Rubbing the sleep from my eyes I stretched to see what the kids were so excited about. Their shrills of happiness pushed me right out of sleep and into the day. Looking up I saw snow not falling but blowing from the sky. It was coming down hard and reminded me of a rain storm.
As I am typing this it is still coming down hard but the flakes are visible and criss-crossing each other like in a winter wonderland. It is beautiful.
Vilay and I have been waiting for our first snow in Switzerland. We are excited to be in a new country together. When we learned our village even has a ski slope near by we looked at each other like Wow, we are in Switzerland! Snow is a part of life here. Nothing stops because of snow and everyone naturally adjusts to it. For a Swiss it is as natural to wear snow boots in winter as it is to wear sandals in summer. I haven’t had a pair of snow boots since I was a kid living in Ohio during the worst of winters.
My camera’s memory card isn’t working. When I open it I get a “write protect” warning. I am unable to delete any pictures and therefore cannot empty the card to take more pictures.
Vilay and I will go this weekend and see about a USB cord for the other camera and new memory cards. It seems like everything is breaking in our apartment lately. The kids broke our DVD player by getting a DVD stuck inside. I still have to figure out how to get it out. The television has become temperamental working only when it feels like it, our computer has been threatening to die for months and now I can’t take pictures of all this snow that we are getting!
I am a little upset since it is our first real snow in Switzerland. I hope we get one of the two cameras running this weekend and pray the computer keeps threatening to die and doesn’t kill over for real.
It is hard not being able to take pictures and when I am not able to get online I feel cut off from the world.
Wow! The snow is blowing down hard again. We may get more snow today than I have seen in years.
Sweet Bear will be wearing her snow pants to school today!