We had our 32 week appointment with the midwife yesterday.
We left our wee mountain town at 10am and had plans to meet friends for coffee in the city before the appointment, do some shopping and then meet my parents at the ferry terminal on the way home (they live on a water-access only peninsula) ... but a snowstorm descended on Vancouver, and no one there knows how to drive in the snow, so people were sliding all over the road and smashing into each other.
Long story short, we left our house at 10am, and instead of taking three hours to get to the midwife clinic (the amount of time we allot if it's snowy, which it was), it took 5 hours!!!
The midwife laughed when she saw us and said people five blocks away had cancelled, but that she knows she can always count on her rural clients to make their way.
A lot of the appointment was us all strategizing how we're going to know when to leave our house to go down to the city to birth. Should be interesting. We'll definitely have a couple OBS kits in our truck, and lots of blankets and water and nibblies, just in case the road shuts down. Last year, it was closed for 16 hours because of a few accidents in a snow storm. I was working on the ambulance that day, and we had to go collect a woman in labour out of the line up waiting for the highway to open. That could be me, this year!