"Screw the snow"!......very bbbaaadddd idea.
We ended up working on packing the POD and cleaning the house until 2am on Wed night so we had a late start on Thursday morning. Shortly after crossing the border to Pennsylvania the snow started and I called Emilio to say if we get north of the storm we can out run it. We didn't. Somewhere on RT 81 around Scranton the road was closed and we were stuck so I asked the GPS for detour. We ended up driving over mountain roads that had not been plowed yet. Needless to say we were "white knuckled" the entire time. We made it through but the conditions were so bad we didn't get above 40 miles per hour until we were 1 hour from Buffalo, so we missed the car export closing time at 4PM. We weren't even close.
I called Lisa to apologize for not being able to arrive at her place to take over the sublet. She searched online and found us a pet friendly hotel in Buffalo.
Friday we exported and imported the cars at the border, got to our Parliament Street new home in the afternoon (which is around the corner from the condo being built). We spent the rest of the day unloading the cars and helping Lisa with some of her stuff. Em and I went out for a great Chinese dinner at Parliament and Carlton. Today we are unpacking
Poor Katie (our cocker spaniel) is not taking all this so well. She's got anxiety and we can't leave her alone without a barking fit. Anyone who knows our dog knows she's normally not very vocal. So we need to work with her so we can actually go out without her. Buster (our cat) is his usual submissive happy self.
Emilio said to me the snow storm was symbolic of our fight in the US. It either was going to beat us or we beat it. We won again, but never without drama.
So we now live in Canada, we love Toronto and we have friends here to welcome us. What more can a couple ask for?