For those of you who are wondering, no I don’t live in an igloo. Yes my car has an electric plug in on the front but it’s not an electric car. The plug is connected to a block heater. When it gets -40F cars freeze if they’re parked outside for hours without being started. Yes I drive across the city every day to work (it takes about 45 minutes) – in these temperatures, whether it’s snowing or not.
No I don’t ski. I never did understand why any rational person would strap slippery pieces of wood on to their feet then careen down a mountain side in the freezing cold. I’m more of a curl up with a good book by the fire type of gal.
I hate professional hockey. Loathe, abhor and detest it. ‘nuff said.
The upside to winter in Calgary? I live about 90 minutes from the Rocky Mountains. Because of the geography, Calgary gets Chinook winds fairly often. Think the Santa Ana winds in California. These are lovely and warm and can raise the temperature from well below zero to forty or fifty degrees in the course of a day. The snow melts and the air is soft and spring-like. For a day or two.
At least until the next storm blows in again.