Category Archives: weather

When can it be spring?

Soon, I hope. Please, oh, please, let it be soon!

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U.S. vs. Canada, Round 2: Winter weather

I like to think that we’re close enough to spring to write a post about winter weather. Just in case, go knock on some wood before reading this. Do it.

A year ago, when I told my friends and family that I was contemplating a move to Canada, several, if not all, responded with questions involving “why” and the weather.

Why would you want to live somewhere cold like Canada?
Canada? Good luck with the winters.
Why would you want to move there? It always snows.
You must like cold weather.
Pack your long-johns.

In truth, I’m not particularly fond of cold weather. In fact, I prefer summers and sundresses to winters and parkas. However, I totally loved my husband-to-be, so I didn’t factor the weather into my move.

Imagine my pleasant surprise this winter when I fielded more than several phone calls related to, you guessed it, the weather. Non-Canadian weather, mind you.

Are you getting this snow? It just keeps coming down!
I shovel and then have to shovel again 5 minutes later!
Seriously, enough with winter already!
School is cancelled again because of the snow. Again.
Why is it still winter?

While we had a few super-chilly days and saw some snowflakes here and there on other days, Husband and I saw nothing next to the mountains of snow my pals received in Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Texas. Yes, folks. Texas. Even Texas had more snow than we did south of Toronto.

So, how do I like Canadian winters so far? By all accounts, I like them just fine, thank you.

Winner of U.S. vs. Canada, Round 2: Team Canada (by several show shovels)

Hey! Where’s the snow?

This is the new sign you see when crossing the border into Canada. Just kidding. But it's been very true this winter.

Ever since I made the decision to marry a Canadian and begin the paperwork process for permanent residency up north, I’ve been asked one question over and over and over:

“Why would you move somewhere cold and snowy like Canada?”

Well, my Ohio/Indiana/Texas/Midwest U.S. family and friends, I’d say the joke’s on you. It’s February 6, and I’m still waiting for an opportunity to wear my snow boots OTHER than when I’m visiting one of you.

Enjoy using your snowblowers, shovels and salt!

xoxo

Jill

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Down with the cold

I’m not a fan of cold weather. Or cold weather that seeps into my apartment. I’d expound on that, but my fingers are too cold to type.

The end.