I had mentioned in a previous blog dated 1-12-2013 about the Canadian Arctic Blast Experience. With these past few weeks,especially this week, not only is Canada experiencing very extreme freezing weather but also in the United States and other parts of the world.
Ice,snow,wind chills,freezing rain,polar vortex,constant struggles in dealing with it in a regular basis, travel delays and cancellations, power outages,frostbite, frozen pipe explosions,etc.,etc.
It makes me think that Mother Nature is trying to tell us something about global warming.
Preparing and dealing with the big chill is no different from preparing for a Doomsday scenario in my opinion. Dressing warm,getting edible and non-perishable food items, flashlights,generators,etc.
There’s a Canadian expression here which goes like this “Is it cold enough for you?’ as a conversation starter. Canadians take great pride in their winters and as to how to deal with them as a badge of honor.
I really don’t know if I would like to say such an expression with the current chill we’re all experiencing right now. It might rub the wrong way to a suffering listener.
Keep warm anyway! Be careful of the ice. It’s challenging to deal with it. I’d rather deal with nice,fluffy snow even if it’s more than 6 feet because you can navigate around it. The chances of falling down into the snow wouldn’t result in bone fractures unlike if you slip and fall into ice.
What a way to start the new year 2014!!!