After 3 days of record breaking cold (-45C/-49F), yesterday we received the most snow in one day on record on Tuesday. They say that Ottawa got 51 cm/20 inches fell that day, Gatineau (just on the other side of the river) got 34 cm/13 inches. Not sure exactly what we got, but a lot! Buses got stuck, commuters got stuck, it was truly a mess.
Today, on thankful Thursday, I am thankful for: working at home (I didn't have to get out of my pjs all day and I didn't have to try and drive in the nightmare), a warm fire, my friends/family safe in the storm, the power stayed on, and that I had to put snowshoes on to take the dogs out! I am also thankful for the snowblower (and man using it) and the people who worked really hard to plough the roads. They are completely under appreciated and will be pulling 12 hour shifts to make it safe for everyone. (A friend's husband is a city plough driver in the winter on the night shift).
Hailey hated it, but Phod had a great time! Here are a few pictures of us out playing. (I am loving my Olympus Tough-4 - I am not worried about having it in one hand and Hailey in another while I try and snowshoe through above knee snow, while occasionally throwing the disc for Phod!)
|Hailey leading way first trip out. She won't follow behind me even though it would be easier walking!|
|It really looks pretty!|
|This was at lunch, snow not up to Lee's belly yet. It was falling about 3 cm/1 inch an hour.|
|Phod went tearing by Lee after disc and made her snowy, she was not happy!|
|You can just make out where we walked a few hours before.|
|It is hard work getting disc!|
|To show how deep it was on Phod around 4:30|
|He kept losing the disc and then would fling it up!|
|Someone loves the snow!|
You can tell by the picture what rough shape disc is in. He has a beautiful new one, but he always picks this one that doesn't really fly. It is his winter precious!