As we near mid-November it’s time to get ready for the long winter. Just around the corner, the mini stop sign has been erected for the snowmobiles, as well as the directions to “Follow Road To Trail.”
Everybody is getting ready. Some have contracted with snow removal companies to get their driveways cleared. The Millerboys’ stakes are a quick way for the workers to identify which houses have anted-up. I will do my own shovelling again, hoping that on really bad days, nice neighbour will come to the rescue with her snowblower. If not, I’ll manage.
In the background, and yellow arm has been affixed to the fire hydrant, so that its location can quickly be found if necessary even though the actual hydrant might be snowed under.
Meanwhile chez nous (at our place) we have had the furnace cleaned and checked,and our garage has been cleared so that it can once again accommodate. Meanwhile, I have dug out my wool hoodie (below) that I often wear inside because we keep our place
just a titch on the cool frigid side. The hoodie is important because I’m a baldy, and it gets mighty chilly up there due not only to lack of insulation but also to lack of cerebral activity. I have also purchased a brand new pair of warm socks that are also just the right colour for Christmas. When I purchased the socks yesterday, I also spied a pair of workboots, which can be plugged-in and heated, onsale for $300. Since I neither work outside nor have $300 to spare, I resisted. So, the cheap socks will have to suffice for my frosty footsies.
There are a few more tasks to be done such as: putting plastic over our miserably cheap windows to prevent condensation and ensuing rot; and, to make an appointment to have our snow tires installed.
Not only all of that, but the Santa Claus Parade is in just two weeks, and the girls will be flying home for a short visit on the following weekend. So, it’s not all grim. In fact, the masochistic part of me rather looks forward to winter. I don’t dislike the season, just the interminability (I just made up a word) of it.