It constantly amazes me how different the weather can be from year to year, and I don’t know what all of you think, but our weather is becoming more and more bizarre as time goes by. Global warming? Yup, I think so!
I live in what is locally known as the “snow belt” of Southern Ontario, and we can get some pretty intense snowstorms during the winter months. It is not unusual to have to stay put for a day or two because all of the highways are closed. A couple of years ago my kids ended up with a total of 10 snow days where the buses were cancelled and sometimes even the schools closed, and they of course were ecstatic. This year they are quite disappointed because it’s almost Christmas break and they have only had one weather related day off, and it was only because of icy sideroads. It even looks like we may have a green Christmas, or close to it, because we have had very little snow so far, and most of it melted yesterday.
To give you an idea of what we sometimes have to deal with, here is a picture from just before Christmas last year. My youngest son, Daniel, is sitting beside a huge mound of snow. Believe it or not, that is my car! Thank goodness I have two strapping boys who can shovel me out because a lot of times when their school buses are cancelled, I unfortunately still have to go to work. 😦