But it's only just begun! Yet to hear some TV presenters tell it, Old Man Winter has unleashed a grueling succession of trials and tribulations to be battled, endured, and survived. And omg people, brace yourselves - there is more to come!
Well of course there's more to come - it's winter in Canada. We get snow. It can make roads slick and reduce visibility. It can disrupt schedules and plans. It can freeze locks on storage sheds like mine.
Which yesterday meant that the snowblower sat high and dry behind locked doors while...
"Woman over 60 forced to move mountain of snow from driveway using only a shovel!"
No, NO, NO
Time to break out the Nanook of the North equipment -
toque/tuque, mitts, boots, parka, sunglasses and scarf;
snow brushes, ice scrapers, candles and matches/igniters;
shovels and snow-scoops;
skis, skates, snowshoes, and snowboards.
It's winter. Make it fun!
©2016 April Hoeller