Winter is coming. There is a chill in the air at night--I have put the down duvet on the bed and even have to fight DH for the covers. The trees are losing their leaves and I have been wearing my trendy black gillet when I am out early in the morning. The afternoons are still nice though, when the sun is shining and the heating isn't on yet.
Today I planted bulbs, 50 odd in all. Tulips, crocus and Hyacinths (sp?). I planted them in all different beds, front and back, not knowing where they will actually survive the 5 months of snow and ice. I also planted two half barrels and hope something grows--not just dandelions :)
We got our wood order filled. Last year we had NO idea. We burnt far too much, too quickly because we just didn't know how long it should/would last--we ran out at the end of February and the snow didn't start to melt till beginning of April. Last year we only got the wood insert put into the fireplace in late October and the wood guy (Big Mek)had to crawl through the snow to find our wood (now that was what he told me and I am naive enough to believe him). This year I ordered early and he delivered 2 cords which DH has stacked up in the basement. It looks scarily enormous!!!
So I am hoping, in the contrary nature of weather, that has dogged and messed with my psyche my whole life, that this year's winter is mild with little snow.
Chances of that living in Winterpeg? I'd say 100-1 odds against.