Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

The first snowfall on the Alps

The first snowfall on the Alps

I forgot how land-locked regions, like Austria (and the Canadian Prairies), can experience extreme temperature changes within days. Last week we were in our bathing suits at an outdoor pool soaking up the heat and sunshine, and this week people have pulled out their down parkas. Seriously.

As you can see, the first dusting of snow has fallen on the Alps. Markus, of course, thinks skiing! so is totally stoked. I’m getting reports of 25+ weather in Victoria, so am a bit less enthused. I knew that going back to winter was going to be one of my challenges with Austria; hopefully it will warm up again before real winter sets in so I don’t have to test my resolve just yet.

We have been under a bit of a black cloud the last few days. The apartment we had thought was ours was given away by the property manager to someone else. Markus is pretty sure that it is because we have children (apparently she was put out when she learned it wasn’t just for the 2 of us), but of course they can’t mention that as it is illegal here to exclude kids in a building. So back to the search. We are looking at another place today that has some potential. We are also getting worried about our house not selling, so have dropped the price again. And I’m starting to feel the stress of Markus leaving next Wednesday to spend 2 weeks in Victoria. I’m sure everything will work out, but it is taking some energy to stay positive.

On the plus side, all of our boxes arrived safely. Now we just need to haul the 500 lbs of stuff up 3 flights of stairs and we are good to go. And then back down again when we move to the new apartment. My kingdom for an elevator.

Another plus is I had a successful haircut and highlight session. I really liked my hair stylist in Victoria, so am thankful that this worked out.

Here is the post-cut pic.

I’ll do another, cheerier post about Annie’s and my trip to the Alpenzoo.

3 Responses to “Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr”

  1. The Dad says:

    Hard to believe that beautifull lady in the picture is our daughter.
    The Dad

  2. Sox says:

    Great haircut! You look fabulous.

    If it makes you feel any better, it’s definitely not 25+ degrees today. It’s overcast, and it looks like it’s going to rain at any moment. We’re supposed to be heading out to the playground later this morning, but our plans may have to change.

    Good luck with the apartment search, and thank you again for the frequency of your posts. I’m loving reading about your adventures.

  3. DavdO says:

    Raining today, first ride in the rain for a while. Try cross-country skiing, less injuries!