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

George Shirley (
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 08:20:10 -0600

I started shivering just reading about the cold up there in Canada, at least
your part. Glad you like the snow and cold cause some one's got to live there.

George, who prefers hot coffee to hot chocolate wrote:

> 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.
> snip
> >George
> 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.
> Lucinda