Always a Day Away

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17

This morning: -27C (which is 16.6F); it speaks for itself.

It is 11:32 a.m., and I am still wearing heavy foot gear, sweater and down vest, and a toque; and I am chilled and my hands are stiff with the cold. I wore the toque to bed last night, and I needed it. I anticipate that the noon firing today will do the trick, and that it will be comfortably warm in the living area by this afternoon. I have my fingers crossed that this is the last gasp of arctic visitations for this winter!

The sun is shining brightly. The temperature is rising rapidly, already -12C and heading up to -4C today. I can see part of the first deck board again, so the count begins again.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone. We are celebrating only because we are determined to find any reason under the sun to celebrate during the month of March. We will have green vegetables with dinner tonight, in honour of the occasion, well green peas anyway.


Date: 6:00 AM EDT Monday 17 March 2014
Condition: Clear
Pressure: 102.3 kPa
Visibility: 16 km
Temperature: -27.0°C
Dewpoint: -29.8°C
Humidity: 78%
Wind: calm

Spring Equinox, March 20, 2914

Happy Spring Equinox to all! And good weather to you!

We awoke to the sound of ice pellets bombarding the bedroom window. The ice, mixed with snow, fell in great sheaths all around us. Later turning to blowing snow, we are having ourselves another winter storm. However, it is MILD out there, just below freezing, which is a mixed blessing it seems, but nevertheless a welcome turn of events.

I was to have my heart monitor applied this morning, but since it is a one hour drive away, and the roads are treacherous, I cancelled. Then I got a call asking me if I could work a few hours, a few kilometers from home, so I accepted the work. Days of miserable weather pass more quickly when I am busy. The roads were thick slush and ice when I left for work, and bare and wet when I came home from work. Things are improving!

I read that seasonable weather will not arrive until mid-April. Tomorrow, tomorrow, always a day away!

Worldly Distractions


Date: 8:00 AM EDT Thursday 20 March 2014
Condition: Light Snow
Pressure: 100.3 kPa
Visibility: 3 km
Temperature: -1.1°C
Dewpoint: -1.8°C
Humidity: 95%
Wind: WSW 13 km/h
Wind Chill: -5


“I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.”
Umberto Eco

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I am declaring our winter “over” – the city trucks just came to our hill and removed the sand barrels that they install by the side of the road each year for people to use under their tires when they get stuck in the snow here… it’s a very steep hill and I’d say that the postman uses that sand barrel more than anyone… so it’s gone now and that MUST mean that wintertime is officially over…

Reenie Beanie

According to Neighbor Olivia, a woodpecker with spring fever has nearly felled a tree in my woods. 🙂


I am so very glad spring reached you Bex!

Here, blizzard this morning, roads almost impassable, snowed all day, winds high, turning frigid tonight, -18C, tomorrow night -22C. Still waiting for spring to arrive here… maybe next week!


Reenie, it sounds like spring has taken a shine to your woods! I am glad it arrived, hoping it gains strength and then heads north!