I will admit that I'm not terribly enthusiastic about winter. I don't ski, I'm not a good skater, I don't like being cold, and the grey sky and lack of sunlight can be depressing. I tend not to spend a lot of time outside.
Yesterday was very pleasant though, it was sunny, there was no wind, and the temperature was only a couple of degrees below zero.
We had a lot of snow on Friday, apparently the biggest snowfall since 2008, so there was a lot of work to be done. First I had to retrieve my car which I had abandoned at work because of all the snow, so that was a two mile walk over unploughed sidewalks and roads. I actually enjoyed the trek, I dressed well, so it was a bit of an adventure.
By the time I made it home, my son had already cleared half the driveway, so I relieved him of his duties so he could go and enjoy his Saturday at a friend's house.
I felt great to be outside, and while there was so much snow that even the sidewalk plough was struggling, I didn't mind doing the work at all. I was dressed well, so I took my time.
We are well into February now, I think we have passed the halfway mark of winter and the days are getting a little longer, so things are looking up.
I had planned to take yesterday off anyway, but all that snow made it easier to do. Everybody would be digging out, and would have had little time to think about real estate, so I only had a couple of minor phone calls to deal with. It was a glorious day indeed. Winter wouldn't be so bad if there were more days like these.
It's 21 below this morning, but the sky is very sunny again, so if it just warms up a little, I think I will have another nice day in store for me. I won't have to shovel any snow either, which is a good thing because my back is a little sore.