A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life


I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Snow, Rain, Mud

This is a picture of our neighborhood, sent to us by a friend a couple of days ago

It's been a snowy Christmas for everybody everywhere. When we headed out from home to Calgary just before Christmas, it was so very cold and we hoped to get some relief at some point. Our drive was in -20 to -30 weather all the way. Throughout our stay here, we've seen it get as warm as +3. So weather has been cold, but not unbearably so most days, some snow but not enought to immobilize us completely. Little did we know that we were probably in the safest place we could be. Over the last few days, as we started to prepare to head home, we watched BC news and road reports a lot more closely. We had planned to be home today - but apparently there's not one safe/open road between here and home. I've just been reading the Global news and Chilliwack web-sites - mud-slides, avalanches, floods have closed roads all over BC, and forced evacuations all over the Lower Mainland. It appears that our home in Agassiz is safe, but as you can see by the picture above we would have had to shovel a lot of snow had we been there. Nobody has reported that there's any flooding right in Agassiz (yet) but it sounds like there's lots of rain happening there as well. So for the time being, we're here in Calgary, spending more time with our children, wishing everybody well at home, and praying for safety for all of those affected by this weather.

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