March 1, 2016
The first day of March was quite surprising. The weather tricked everyone into thinking it would be a nice day even though a bit cool.
That doesn’t mean that TTC didn’t think ahead. The morning brought a new challenge to people going to work. There was no subway working between Bloor and Union and the shuttle buses were bursting to seams.
I heard a conversation between two guys on the subway about their trip to work in the morning. One was complaining that he had to go on foot for four stops and of course he was late at work which didn’t go too well with his boss.
The other one had a medical appointment. He got there on time and congratulated himself for beating the TTC as the signal failure started exactly when he got to his destination.
However, that didn’t mean that he was a winner all the way. The doctor was late because he was caught on the subway and got to the medical office only after forty-five minutes.
Anyway, by around eleven, it started snowing and snowing and snowing. My daughter left her boots at home and went to school in sneakers, so she had a huge surprise in the afternoon.
Interesting, all the screens in the subway stations announced that Weather Canada predicts a very warm spring almost everywhere in the country.
Well, they didn’t mention Toronto per se, so maybe it is not to be in Toronto. Here spring started with the heaviest snowfall this winter.
Now, with the snow piling up, TTC had all the reasons to go out of service as often as it could. At five in the afternoon, rows of people were lining the subway stations and only part of them could get on the train and only if they pushed hard to get inside.
The snowing hasn’t stopped since morning. My balcony is already sporting about 20 centimeters of snow if not more.
When Rex goes out, he simply swims through the snow – there’s no other description of what he’s doing trying to get to the other side of the balcony.
What I like at him is his determination. Even though he touches the snow with his belly – which let’s be realistic cannot be too pleasant, he still tries to do what he has to do, because, of course, no one can pass by without him being the wiser.
I have been thinking about the excavators coming to clean the snow tomorrow and I can’t stop from shuddering. It will be another hour or two living surrounded by an earthquake.
Hopefully they’ll come tomorrow and not at night like the last time. Maybe they’ll have mercy of our sleep and let us in peace.
I come from a country where earthquakes are quite strong and waking up in the middle of the night feeling that the house is trembling and the walls are going to crumble is not very appealing. I am pretty sure my blood pressure doesn’t agree with the procedure either.
It’s already half past midnight and I think I should try to steal a couple of hours of sleep if they decide to come at night. So, I will be back tomorrow to tell you what I couldn’t say today.
Have a good day, wherever you are.
Born sometime in the past century, living in the 21st century.
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Sometimes fascinating guests!
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Sometimes I have to share some of my frustrations,..
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