The sun is shining today, and, and, and, the temperature is, gasp, wait for it… 2C! It was -17C when we checked the thermometer this morning at 6:00 a.m., and will go down to -19C tomorrow night, but today, it is… 2C!
As I write I can see four bare deck boards stretching out from . . . → Read More: I’ll Raise You Five Deck Boards And A Deck Railing
Our clock hangs on the wall, where it can be seen from anywhere in the room. Most of the time it keeps good time. But for the last four months it has proven unreliable. Why? Because when the temperature outside dips below -20C, or there about, the batteries in the clock stop functioning at full . . . → Read More: Ice Awning
After coming through the night at -24C, we awoke to snowfall. This kind of weather will keep me close to home, as three firings of the masonry heater each day require that the damper be closed down after the burn; that would be my job. Attila does the tough stuff, the splitting and toting, and . . . → Read More: The First Tuesday in March
It was with a heavy heart that I saw Attila off to his day’s work today. The wind chill is -32C. While I am slightly chilly, in the house, in this frigid weather, Attila works in it all day long. It wouldn’t be as difficult if he didn’t need to take his gloves off for . . . → Read More: The Merry Month of March (Tongue Almost Popping Through Cheek)
We have at last arrived at the last of the winter, only four weeks of full-blown winter weather to manage! The first of March blew in cold through the night, and then warmed enough to deliver blowing wind and heavy snowfall. Attila spent part of his day shovelling snow off the roofs of the woodshed . . . → Read More: Unkind
The credit card is the future shock in our little world. Purchases made now lie in wait, and will pounce in the not so distant future to devour every dollar and cent they can find. And if they are not fed their fill, they will lay claim to our unborn dollars. In Canada the interest . . . → Read More: Future Shock
“In like a lion, out like a lamb.” That is what I always heard about the month of March.
Poppycock! This saying has proven inaccurate every single year of my life, so my poppycock assertion is wholly anecdotal, based on a small sample size, me, and yet I believe it.
March is to be a . . . → Read More: Hemmer Foot
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Chickadee on a sunny morning!
8:00 am, the sun is shining, a pleasant breeze plays in the trees and the temperature is -2C.
8:30 am, a bank of clouds is approaching from the west, blowing off Georgian Bay. It is slowly advancing east, eating up the blue sky as it comes . . . → Read More: Change in the Weather
I have this theory. What remains of us when we shed our mortal coils is that part of us that was borne of love. The parts of us that are the essence of love carry on. The parts of us that we carry in life, that are based in indifference, fear, jealousy, resentment, hatred, and . . . → Read More: Thoughts on a Rainy February Morning
It is mild outside!!!! The temperature is 0C, it hasn’t risen this high since last November. Oh happy day! But, there is always a but, it will take a real dive to -22C on Monday night. Oh well, there will be fewer of the frigid nights and more of the mild ones in the days . . . → Read More: Elna Lotus