How many people do you know that would rather have the temperature be at about -10 or -15 as opposed to say +3. Well I think you would find that most people in my part of Canada, here in Southern Manitoba would be saying that right about now.
We have had an unusual warm spell hit us, bring with it a lot of rain. Now hey that should sound pretty good, you would think. Wrong, If you are living here in Winnipeg. With all the snow we have on the groung, on the streets and everywhere, this rain is turning it into packed ice. There are vehicles in the ditch just everywhere. It was on the news the auto insurance is expecting there will be in the area of 2,000 accidents today alone and tomorrow is expected to be worse.
The ice is so bad walking is very difficult and dangerous. Was at a gas station took a bit of a slip. Luckily I used my head to break my fall. Yup, landed on my head, didn’t see stars like you see on cartoons but I did see bright lights for a second or two. Have a wicked head ache and will try to post more later.
You know you are a Manitiba driver when you can occasionally hit a rut in the ice on the road and have it throw your vehicle sideways. Suddenly you find yourself sliding sideways down the center of the road and there is not to much you can do about it. That was this morning.
Now maybe all will understand why we would prefer -15 to +3 at this time of the year.