We've been in Ottawa less than two weeks, and I am reminded every day why our number one goal in life is never to spend another winter in Canada.
The last time the temperature here in Ottawa was above 10C (50F) was November 24. So glad we haven't been here that long!
Late March can be a mixed bag up here, however it's not unrealistic to expect some warmer temperatures by now. We had kind of hoped for some of that, but I guess it's not meant to be!
Ruth, and the icy sidewalks in downtown Ottawa.
But people who live here are getting a little frustrated. It's been a long winter, and usually there's a warm spell to give people a break, but not this year. At some point, it's going to go right from winter to summer, bypassing spring completely.
So, what have we been up to? Well, mostly just visiting with family and friends. Even took a break from the blog posting yesterday. Oh, and going through our worldly possessions. When we sold the house seven and a half years ago, we had put all of the things we wanted to keep into my sister's basement. Well, the time has come that she needs that space, so we made two trips and brought our "stuff" up to Ruth's dad's basement. And, we sorted through everything and got rid of some things too.
Other than that, not much going on.
Good thing Ruth's dad has a pool table!
So our time here is almost up. On Wednesday, we fly to Halifax. That plane that crashed yesterday morning will still be at the end of the runway there, so we'll probably get to see it. And, we'll get to see the huge amount of snow that they've had in Nova Scotia this year. And, we'll get to see our daughter and her husband and our grandkids! Really looking forward to that!
But, another couple of days to go. And no, there's no warming in the long term forecast. Spring has not yet sprung in the nation's capitol.
Ruth's dad was looking for a special kind of lemon marmalade the other day, and I found it for him on Walmart's website. However, I was amazed at the number of grocery items on Amazon.com. You have to know your prices though. Some of the stuff is overpriced, but some of it is really good compared to the grocery store. Have a look and see for yourself...
For our Canadian readers...we have just been approved for our Amazon.ca affiliate account. So now, you can help us earn money too! Exciting news for us, because we don't like that we've left our Canadian friends out of the fun.