- watching Fargo on Friday night. Minnesota was my border state growing up.
- helping my brother pull vehicles out of the snowbank on Saturday night. We were on a back road in Grey County, and there were severe snow squalls. My brother was very popular with his 4WD truck, cell phone, and towing knowledge. I was in charge of equipment (tow strap, shovel) and stopping traffic with a flashlight. Helping your fellow motorist is a very northern thing to do. So is knowing how to drive in snowy conditions.
- at one point yesterday, Toronto's weather was -11°C with 95% relative humidity. I miss the aridity of northwestern Ontario--winter and summer. There's a reason people from western Canada say "it's a dry cold."
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
In the past few days, three things made me miss home: