Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Winter has arrived in force, regardless of those who like to remind me that its official start date is still a month away.

It is -30 C this morning. Not even the blue sidewalk deicing salt that normally turns snow and ice to mush was doing its job this morning. Heaters on the bus are trying valiantly and failing to sufficiently warm the "inside" air.

I was not made for this climate. For wearing dozens of layers of clothing, and having to walk semi blind since one can't cover sensitive facial skin and still wear glasses, as one's own breath will fog them into blindness.

I miss the palm trees today!