February 16, 2016
I could say this has been a dull day but it’s been too full of everything and it wouldn’t seem right to label it like this.
It is not so cold anymore, the lowest was zero degrees but we got a lot of snow.
Toronto and snow do not make a good match. People here haven’t learnt yet how to solve the problem of too much snow but I think I’ve already touched on this topic in one of my previous posts.
On a particular note, I must mention that today, snow caused a lot of problems in the complex where I live.
There was an attempt to clean the paths at about five a.m., but, alas, it wasn’t successful. They stopped after half an hour, probably because it was still snowing.
Nevertheless, the noise was enough to wake us up and it is not so funny to wake up at five when you went to bed at around two. Anyway, I should have woken up at seven so two hours earlier might not seem like a big deal.
The things did not stop here. They came back in the evening, at around six this time, but not just with their snow blowers, but with an entire arsenal. They brought the big diggers – I have never seen anyone cleaning snow using such heavy equipment. As far as I know, they’re used to dig the ground for foundations or for ditches or something similar.
Now, the noise passed over any expectations. Considering I was still during my work program, I can say it was a real problem.
Moreover, the heavy equipment made everything shake – it was like we were in the middle of an endless earthquake (it was over only after a couple of hours and they returned a few more times, definitively leaving only after eleven).
I don’t even know how the house kept standing when they finished. It felt like the floors would give in and the walls would collapse.
Imagine what the animals did! Rex barked like crazy – my work was totally compromised, and he was running all over the house scared witless. The cat found shelter in her little tent and waited everything out.
Nevertheless, I shouldn’t complain. I had to go downtown in the afternoon and even the main arteries were still covered in snow. I had to cross through inches of snow to get to my destination.
Yes, I had a medical appointment today. The appointment was made over six months ago because here, to get to see a specialist (any kind of specialist) it takes months.
When I was reminded about this appointment on Friday, I couldn’t even remember why my family doctor had made it. I wasn’t very sure till the specialist explained me the symptoms I had showed when the appointment was made and that shook my memory a little. It was like a wake-up call.
I wonder what happens if someone is in a critical condition – I suppose it depends on their luck or their fate or whatever.
Anyway, all over the world there are wonders and everywhere something must seem weird or ill-planned.
I had a couple of things stored in my mind to tell you about but I find myself too exhausted right now and I really want to finish the book I’m reading before going to bed. It’s already over twelve and by seven tomorrow I have to be up.
So, maybe next time. See you!
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
Sometimes I have good ideas... (what do you think?)
Sometimes fascinating guests!
(that for sure!)
Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
(not too tempting, huh!)
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