Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Two weeks until Spring

I find myself having the strangest fantasies lately, no, not those kinds of fantasies, the kind where the sun is shining, birds are singing and most importantly the snow is going, going gone. However, reality intrudes heavily on most fantasies and here we have been digging out of yet another snowfall of 45 cms which came only a few days after the last snowfall of 35 cms and a few days earlier as you can tell by the blog another snowfall. It just doesn’t seem to stop. The snow is over the top of the six foot chain link fence surrounding our property and obviously over the five footer at the front of the property. Lynn has been digging along the fenceline like a whirly dervish trying to keep the snow below the fence. Odo and Loki however, have been like the characters in the Great Escape and have been jumping the fence and visiting the neighbors, much to ours and their surprise. The mountains of snow surrounding us are simply amazing, I have thrown in some pictures for you to peruse. As you can see the top of the backyard fireplace is almost gone in one picture, one of the front driveway lights has disappeared and the other isn’t far behind. Jake has been happily exploring this winter wonderland, his brothers have been teaching him how to properly climb mountains of snow, where to pee, how to burrow in the snow and he is taking to it like a champ. He’s over 21 pounds now and if we let him eat what he wants to he’d be over 50 for sure :-)

It’s nice to see that the folks back in Alberta have had it pretty easy so far this winter, we saw pictures of Calgarians playing golf last night on the news...ah life in Shangri-la. Actually, I think that I am in the land of many wonders, I just wonder when I’m going to be able to see them again, Spring is around the corner, so they say but we have another 10 inches of snow coming, and that makes seeing what’s around the corner that much more difficult!

Well, back to the grind, oh wait, no grind, just shovelling...heh heh...


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