Wednesday, February 6, 2013


And I am not exaggerating! Not even a little! We have had so much snow this year, the city is "running out of places to put it" and are considering shutting down one side to some of our side streets so they can use it for snow. Like really?????

Let me give you a little example of the 2012/2013 Canadian winter thus far

Average snowfall for us (October to January) is 65.5 centimeters or 25.8 inches
Our actual snowfall this year, from Oct 1 to Jan 28, 2013 was 114.4 centimeters or 45 inches!

And it continues! By February 5  we had all ready exceeded our normal February snowfall!!!!

The past few days, temperature wise have been ok but before that, we were looking at -48 Celsius (-54.4 F), -51 Celsius (-59.8 F)...that is including the windchill...

We have had no snowdays...I have not missed work due to the snow..apparently Canada all provinces, except for BC (I hear they have snow days), don't believe in them...I have been late for work...sitting in snowbanks waiting to be pulled out because shovelling and pushing have failed to get me out...but no snow days...deep in my Canadian heart, I kind of wish we did have a snow day here and there...but then common sense takes over and I realize we would be shut down for 1/3 of the year so maybe, I will take the snow and make proverbialy the shape of snow forts and sliding and frolicking in the mountains of snow.

I hope whatever part of the world you are from, you are feeling happy, loved, content and joyful no matter the state around you.


  1. Would love to see some pictures! How do you afford heat? What kind of heat source do you have? Must cost a fortune to pay for that! We haven't received much snow although it has been cold here, but a storm is looming for Friday/Saturday. Looking forward to being "snowed in".

    Take Care,

  2. I will get some pictures added for you. As far as heat, we are very similar to the United States...natural gas, wood heat, gas, electric or oil "water heat"...the price per month really depends on how energy efficient your home is...if you lose heat through window and door frames for example...the size of the house is also a factor. Our energy bill is usually about $75-$90 per month in our townhouse...

    Pictures to come... :D