Why Do I Live Here Again…?

Why Do I Live Here Again…?

30 Minutes to Dig This Thing OutTaken with Samsung Galaxy S6, February 9, 2017©Les Becker

30 Minutes to Dig This Thing Out
Taken with Samsung Galaxy S6, February 9, 2017
©Les Becker

This is too much.

Also (and I want to be proud of this, but I’m too depressed), Sault Ste. Marie has apparently broken a national record for snowfall this year. Twice.

It’s only February, and sometimes we have snow right through April and into May. I don’t know if I can take that this year.

Winter sport in Wawa, ON…

Winter sport in Wawa, ON…

Snow-Covered DogTaken January 12, 2017 with Samsung Galaxy S6© Les Becker

Snow-Covered Dog
Taken January 12, 2017 with Samsung Galaxy S6
© Les Becker

In Wawa, We Papoose 'Em.Taken January 14, 2017 with Samsung Galaxy S6© Les Becker

In Wawa, We Papoose ‘Em.

This is how Ky and Carson dressed to go dog-walking with me. I got to lead (or be led by) both dogs, something that hasn’t happened since late fall. They seemed to fall back into old habits pretty well at first, but I did discover one thing the hard way: both Kaylee and Ringo want to chase snow machines.

There are a lot of snow machines on the streets of Wawa.

I can ski now, though. Sort of.

Snow. And a Sales Pitch.

Snow. And a Sales Pitch.

Yup, That's Snow. Photo © Les Becker, November 27, 2010Taken with Nokia N97 Smartphon

Yup, That’s Snow.
Photo © Les Becker, November 27, 2010
Taken with Nokia N97 Smartphone

I got up this past Saturday morning to no hot water. Not “run out of hot water” no hot water – I mean, “no water coming out of the tap” no hot water, so… No shower for me.

Luckily, as it turns out, because I was surprised (oddly, considering I’ve lived in the Great White North all my life) to find my vehicle buried under 8 inches of snow.

It took me 20 minutes to shovel the Prissy Van off. I can’t reach the middle of the roof, either, so for all of Saturday she looked like she was wearing a frozen mohawk (now THERE’S a good name for a drink – somebody should invent that).

Thankfully, the plowman had been in during the night, so the driveway was clear. As I was wading my way around the van, brushing and scraping, I had a thought that ‘wouldn’t it be a bugger if I got stuck in that slush border surrounding me?’

And didn’t I get stuck…? Yes. Yes, I did. Note to self: don’t say this shit out loud.

Finally, after wailing to the Universe that I was only kidding, dammit, the van rolled straight out. I went squishiing in to work only 3 minutes late, with both shoes full of melting snow.

Anyway… that’s what’s new with me. Oh yeah, other than Christmas. Christmas is all over the freaking place here. Check out my 2010 Christmas card at Les Becker Designs… in fact, click on that and go buy a dozen cards from me. Your mom will love it, and right now, it’s 50% off! * – use promo code CARDFREESHIP .

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Better yet, come to the mall and buy a flat screen tv – I got lots left.

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Raise Your Glass” – Pink