Some nitwit government official decided to harmonize Daylights Saving Time and now we are going to Spring Forward sometime tonight..... sure! Except I live in CANADA, and we just got a fresh foot of snow, bringing this year's total to 3.5 meters (Google says that's 11.4 feet). Think about that for a second..... a fresh foot of snow on top of the 10.4 feet we already had. And somehow this is Spring?
The weather-people says that we are within a few centimeters of a record, which was set in the winter of 70-71. That was my first winter, and thus I have heard over the years about how much snow there was the year I was a baby and how impossible it was to get around. Coincidentally, that year most of the snow came in March and some people are saying what we got this weekend might not be the last of it for this year.... Seriously? I love winter, I'm a winter gal, my kids have learned to love winter, we play outside, we don't complain when it's cold.
But enough already! We got to the country house and had to shovel our way in, only to have to shovel our way back out this morning because it snowed all night! Luckily, BB loves to shovel, so we put her to work! The thing is, there is nowhere to put the snow. Because now the snowbanks on either side of the walkway are too high to throw the snow over, so you have to push the snow ALL THE WAY down to path into the driveway. Thankfully the snow-clearing guy came to take that away, but unless the sun starts shining non-stop for weeks, there will be a pile of snow on the lawn until late June. 11.5 feet of snow takes a while to melt!