Shoveling Snow in Canada – Look What We Do for Love!

As I mentioned earlier, I just got back from beautiful, sunny cold, miserable Toronto.  And boy, is my throat tired (from coughing).

And no, it wasn’t all fun and lizard games either.  The wonderful thing about being slowly encased in snow is that you have to regularly shovel your way out.  This accomplishes very little, other than making you feel like you have some control, when in reality God is toying with you.

Bitter?  No.  But this is an excellent time to mention that Myrtle Beach is beautiful and sunny right now.  I walked around wearing shorts today.

So in case you are interested in looking at purchasing homes in a beautiful resort town where people wear shorts year-round, go to!

Anyway, here are the pics:


Here I am, starting off on my trek to clear off the driveway and sidewalk.  I am wearing: 2 jackets, 2 pairs of pants, oversized boots, 2 pairs of socks, gloves and a hat. 



At the beginning, I felt like I was wasting my time.  Oddly enough, I felt the same way two hours later, when I looked outside and saw that everything was covered in snow again.



You’ll notice that Bingles’ neighbor is selling his house and moving away.  I wonder why….



Here I am, pissing in the wind shoveling more snow.  Bingles had fun telling her neighbors that this was my first time shoveling snow.



As you can see, I had no idea what I was doing.  At all.



At this point, the driveway was “done”, which means that it was safe to drive over for about 30-40 minutes.  Good job, Myrtle Beach Website Designer!



Next comes the salting.  Did you know they use actual salt?  I thought the term “salting” came from how you sprinkled it on the ground.  I had no idea it was real salt.




Bingles felt that I could be trusted with an ice scraper, even though I had never used one before.  I’m glad to report that no one got hurt.  Unfortunately, no ice was scraped either.  Again, I had no idea what I was doing.

So anyway, that was fun.  Once again, any person who is living in Canada, take some time to come down to Myrtle Beach.  Spend a week here, and then seriously tell me you want to leave.

Oh, and our gas is a lot cheaper too…


2 thoughts on “Shoveling Snow in Canada – Look What We Do for Love!

  1. Toronto is not always “cold ,miserable”. Toronto weather is sunny and beautiful most of the time. We have 4 great seasons and in winter, it does snow but not all the time. Myrtle Beach has great weather most of the time but you get some hurricane force winds and lots of rain on occasion. We get rain too. In fact, today it’s going to be 50 degrees Fahrenheit and rain in Toronto. Most of the snow will melt away. Also, salt is not good for the environment. There are eco-friendly alternatives to melting the snow. Have a great day in Myrtle Beach.

  2. Fair enough, Phil. Although very rarely do we get hurricanes; the last storm that was worth leaving for was Floyd back in 2000.

    We also have 4 seasons, they’re just warmer. The one thing I will admit is that our summers can be a bit much, but I’ll take a hot summer over a cold winter any day.

    Good to hear that the snow will melt away today. Have a Great Day.

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