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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland..."

Actually we're avoiding being outside as much as possible these days because we've been inundated with snow and plunged into a deep freeze over the weekend...but I'm sure enjoying the view out my window!

Friday afternoon a blizzard arrived, it blew and raged with a vengeance for two days, as if it had something to prove. It succeeded in blanketing our driveway in a 3+ foot drift that had Trevor saying enough colourful words to melt it while he shoveled a path for our vehicle (he absolutely hates winter and cold and snow). As it is, only 2/3 of the driveway is clear, the remaining drift is over 5 feet high and there's no practical way to get rid of it. Trevor thought maybe a propane blow torch...
This of course would happen over our busiest weekend of the season. We were required to be out and about way more than was sane with good weather conditions, never mind during a blizzard. Most people I talked to stayed in their homes. Not us! We had five Christmas production performances at our church from Friday night to Sunday night, saddled with a wedding on Saturday. Thankfully we stayed safe.

Then, as if that wasn't enough, we woke up this morning to -38 degrees Celsius, -49 with wind chill. It reached a balmy -19 at one point today.
I don't mind the cold and snow generally but this is a bit ridiculous. I'm quite certain even polar bears and penguins would complain.

1 comment:

Karen said...

LOL, I just thought I'd let you know that we're expecting thunderstorms this afternoon and it's a balmy +20C outside here in the south. It's cloudy but warm.
Anytime you need to get away from the cold and stop shoveling snow...the door is open :-)