[gardeners] Get your wool knickers on, George was Almost in the garden

drusus@golden.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Wed, 13 Jan 1999 20:44:42 -0500

At 01:06 PM 13-01-99 -0600, you wrote:
>We're still shampooing carpets in between work gigs so not much garden
>time today. Temps are in the high 70's F with a moderate wind and high
>overcast, would be a wonderful day to be out playing in the gardens.


WE are about to have yet another snowstorm.  We got about 8 inches last
night, was expe cting 1/2 that; tonight about a foot is expected.  We got
out and removed the build up on the back porch roof, 18 inches - didn't
think it'd take another few inches without collapsing.  Army has been
deployed in Toronto, Len ended up subbing for our Scout leader since he was
commandeered for the rest of the night (probably the whole night) with his
bulldozer.  Several rural communities are completely cut off.  It's very
cold, about -17 celsius and is expected to drop to -35 with the windchill
factor tonight.  Our yard is mounded up a good 4-5 feet;there's simply no
place to put the stuff. Some of the dump sites have had 40 trucks lined up
to get in (snow is trucked away off the streets when it gets too
deep---like now).

And I still like it.  Of course, I don't have to drive in it and can walk
around the neighbourhood and enjoy it.  The landscape is clean and white
and the air very good.  This kind of winter weather kills off the pollution
somewhat, not to mention many viruses.  Kids are happy, lots of snow to
play in and they are all hoping for schools to close so they can spend the
day sledding.  We have nice slopes in our local park, as well as 2 outdoor
ice rinks.

better go and have a hot chocolate now, George.