We've been having a pretty mild winter so far and it's easy to get spoiled by that. For most of November, and even after I came back last week, I'd been wearing a pretty light winter coat. The Big Fucking Winter Coat had only been brought out a few days, which was nice. But it does lull you into a false sense of reality. It staying this warm this far into winter is an abnormality, not reality.
And yesterday, reality began to close in. The temperature dropped and the wind picked up. And that trend continued today. Temperatures were around -37C with windchill. I'm not complaining, by the way. It's the reality of the place. But that doesn't mean the first few days when you're settling into this level of cold that it doesn't suck. We also better get used to it seeing as how the long range forecast indicates it's not going anywhere.
Anyway, we are now mostly settled into the house. We've had some requests for pictures, so I'll put up a few. It is a nice neighbourhood. We have a former premier as our next door neighbour, who came over to introduce himself today ("Hello, I'm Paul." Yes, I rather realized that), a former co-worker lives across the street and someone who used to live in our apartment building and regularly follows the blog lives just up the street. So it's nice.
Anyway, pictures of how the place is shaping up so far.
The Living Room
The Living Room
View out the window
1. Cardiac arrest - Madness
2. Danny's song - Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies
3. Ring them bells - Bob Dylan
4. At last - Etta James*
5. My name is - Eminem