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Not everybody heard the news last night that garbage and recycling pick up is delayed one day this week. Thankfully I hadn’t put the garbage out yet. Based on the number of cars with snow on them and the number of driveways still not cleared, it seems they did get the city’s message about staying home today and teleworking if possible. Garwood wasn’t feeling well on  Friday, and called to say he won’t be in. I expected him not to make it in.  But guess who e-mailed me yet again. I don’t have an issue with her being sick, but I specifically said e-mailing is not appropriate, it has to be a phone call. Read the rest of this entry »

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 At 7:00 a.m., I wake up and look outside. There are huge snowdrifts, and it seems like 4 m of snow on the McGuffin’s house next door. Hope Chris reinforced the roof on the extension.

Environment Canada is saying that as of 4:00 a.m. this morning, Ottawa has received 49 cm of snow since Friday. Ontario provincial police in the upper Ottawa Valley and Northumberland have resorted to snowmobiles for transportation. In the Kingston area, they actually told people to stay indoors because it was too dangerous to plow in the outlying areas. It seems to have stopped snowing, but the wind is gusting up to 40 km/h, making snowdrifts much deeper. The storm warning is continuing, and the windchill is making it feel like -21. But I am a tough Canadian, and am really looking forward to breaking this record. I lived through the 1970-71 winter as a child, and do remember those towering snowbanks, with my Dad building an igloo in the backyard one winter, and us tunneling into the snowbanks one year. Read the rest of this entry »

Okay, I’m a bit of a weather junkie, and I’d much rather have snow than rain or freezing rain if it’s going to be cold. So imagine my excitement when I heard we’re getting 30 (yes, count them) cm of snow starting tomorrow morning. The ski trails and hills could sure use it! So why bitch about winter … get out and enjoy it…you may even get a snow day once in a while!

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