Tuesday, November 27, 2012


A little dusting of snow this morning led to a great deal of excitement in my household.
The boys are upstairs talking about sliding, snow ball fights, slap shots and skating.

Skating in particular. Sure Liam and Conor spend up to six hours a week on rink ice, but the promise of skating on our own backyard rink this Winter has them praying for cold weather. Their own ice on our own time. Family skates with hot chocolate. 

This year, Kristine is prepared. She has the frame of the 14 x 28 rink in place, the plastic liner is ready for flooding. All we need now is a cold snap!

As I sit typing this from my subterranean lair in the basement, the snow offers promise but Environment Canada’s predictions are offering warmer than average temperatures.

According to my E-Telegram, Meteorologist Herb Thoms says December, January and February will be warmer than normal based on recent sea surface temperatures recorded off the coast of Newfoundland, where readings have come in at 2 C above normal sea temperatures.

Let it freeze, let it freeze, let it freeze.

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