The aftermath of pleasurable viewing

A couple of days ago I wrote about the lovely storm, how it looked, and how cozy it was on this side of the window.

My sister – who is younger but still a LOL ( little old lady), like me is about half the size of the gent you see above.

She lives in a house that requires shovelling snow. Like me she prefers to ignore the LOL part and carry on with vital chores of life – like shovelling snow.

She has 2 of these machines, one small, one large, though both appear too large for me. She used both not just to clean her drive, deck and sidewalk but those of multiple neighbours (5 I think)

SNOWMAGEDDON: City declares ‘major snowstorm condition

This headline from The Toronto Sun says it all – and also says it will take a week to clear clogged roads. There was a large city bus abandoned on the road in front of my building for most of the day Monday.

Roads closed, accidents, digging out, all things that covered a swath through southern Ontario and to the east. Strangely, northern Ontario where you expect this kind of thing was spared.

My youngest sister – a LOL in training – was staying with her son and daughter-in-law a couple or three hours north of here and she said they had none of this.

The photos below which I took from our CTV news site says it all much better than my words.

All emergency services were challenged
At least kitty has head above the snow
Roads are still good for some transportation
And finally – when you can do nothing else, Canadians go skating!

Now a few days later it is normal winter minus14C, a bit cloudy, but all in all pretty nice.

Have a wonderful day y’all, enjoy what you can, change what you need to, and otherwise hang in, hang on.

Chris G

North of 43/80 West Thursday January 20, 2022

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

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