First I will say this: God bless all the people who are in the midst of all the flooding in Alberta.. and BC. It's terrifying, I'm certain, and I can't even imagine losing my home to the ravaging flood waters, or watching your community and your roads disappear in front of your eyes. Bless you all, be safe, be dry.
Now that I have that out of the way, I need to say this: F*ck you, Mother Nature. It is my birthday weekend, and I was planning this awesome weekend at the cabin in BC with Thor. I was supposed to leave this morning and meet him there.
Yesterday the flooding around Canmore and Banff started. That closed the Trans Canada highway, the way I always travel to Radium/Fairmont. It was ok though, because while I felt badly about the people going through it, I still had a way to get there - up through Rocky Mountain House and Lake Louise, to Golden. So that was plan B. By 2:30pm, that plan was crossed off the list, as a section of that journey had a road closure now as well.. mudslides. But I wasn't about to give up. It would take nearly 8 hours to do it, but plan C was to travel south through Calgary, take the Crowsnest Pass and up through Cranbrook. By the time I collected the kids from school, High River was flooded and Calgary was under evacuation. By the time I went to bed, Calgary was flooding. When I woke up this morning, 12 towns/cities in southern Alberta were evacuated, Calgary was under water, the main highway in Alberta was closed, my own city was under a flood advisory, and I was effectively cut off completely from being able to go meet Thor.
So. I'm trying not to be a big huge giant selfish baby about this. It's not even about missing my birthday plans, it's about missing my much needed, much treasured time with Thor. It's the inability to get to him that is totally bringing me down. I want to scream and stomp and throw a big fit over it all.. have an adult sized tantrum and cry.
Big sections of road are completely washed away. Who knows how long this flooding will go on for and how long it will take to rebuild the roads. Who knows how long it will be before they're even re-opened. I want to be hopeful that I'll at least have access via one route in the morning, but realistically, I don't think it will happen.
I hate that so called "acts of God" can keep me from being with the one I love. And I do mean HATE. Nothing brings me down these days more than things that stop my contact with Thor.
On the other hand.. I feel blessed that my home, my family, my city is ok. Just thought I'd throw that in there so that you know I'm not oblivious to how lucky I am right now.