We may have had a late start, but it has turned out to be a snowy winter, most of it coming down within a one week period.
We got 130 cm of snow in 10 days. Three of those snow falls (Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday again) rated blizzard warnings and kept us at home. I don’t mind all that much; I like being at home, and can work from home when necessary, so I have not felt all that inconvenienced. But it is a lot of snow!
The city of Saint John actually declared a state of emergency for a while. The streets have been getting narrower, entire lanes disappearing in some places; parking lots and driveways are shrinking.
Driving to work after the last storm, I remarked to Cory that I’m glad I am no longer living in my old apartment on Sydney Street, where the tiny parking lot was accessed by a narrow alley way; I suspect my car would stay buried until spring at this point!
Frank and Zappa have mixed feelings about the whole thing. Sure, there is the lounging and snoozing that is obligatory for any self-respecting feline…
But they are getting a bit stir crazy. They don’t like being cooped up, but they don’t want to subject their dainty paws to snow either. I’m actually surprised they are still holding out.
I did, however, have to take some measures to stop them from hunting in the kitchen. After several occasions of finding cat food packets with holes clawed in them, leaking all over the floor, I had to start storing their food in a plastic bin.
We’ve actually had a whole week now without snow. Except we are supposed to get another 30 cm tonight.