It's almost a refreshing change, especially knowing that we don't have to put up with six months of it!
Temperatures hovered around freezing yesterday morning, but with some big snowflakes coming down.
First day of spring?
The snow had been melting.
We borrowed Ruth's nephew's van from next door, and did the drive to take our son down to where he lives in Ottawa. It's about 45 minutes one way, so we try and organize a few things to do so that we don't have to do it too many times during our time here. Gas might be cheaper than it was, but it's certainly not free. It's currently $1.00 CAD per litre here in Ottawa. That's about the equivalent of $3.00 USD per gallon. That's pretty cheap for our American friends, but only due to the current strength of the US dollar.
We dropped Ruth off to visit with my Mom for the night. Alex and I went to his place, which just happens to be a two minute stumble from the pool hall bar that we were meeting some of my old friends at.
We had a great night visiting with my best friends. This is a group of guys that have all known each other since we were 16 years old, and we get together as a group only once or twice a year. We'll see a few of them individually over the next week and a half and that way Ruth will come along and we'll also see some of their wives and families.
Fun with friends!
This morning, Ruth is taking the bus from my Mom's to meet us at Alex's place, and then we're driving to my younger sister Alison's place in Orleans to visit with her and my nephew Marshal.
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