The past few weeks in the busy Christmas season, the number one story seemed to be about weather in Canada, and some areas of the USA. In some places, it has been bitterly cold; in others, icy rain has cramped activities. Rolling blackouts hit one part of the country and sunshine the other. I have trudged on, just doing what needs to be done, like a true Prairie Girl. My city has been compared to Mars and the North Pole and come out as the winner for frigid temperatures.
This has been accompanied by complaints about the roads. In December we had 20% more accidents which primarily happened after Christmas thanks to the ruts in the roads and the slippery conditions. Broken bumpers and other car parts are littered on street corners. Staff in autobody shops are probably some of the few people not complaining.
In the meantime, not much is said about the homeless people or the squeezee kids. Passing one today I prayed he was taking breaks in his begging so that he would not get frostbite. I have seen a story on pets and keeping the warm so at least someone was considering the toll on cats and dogs.
In the end, we will have weathered it all well and welcomed the warmer temperatures and sun as they arrive.
Stay happy people! We can get through this.