I told myself I wouldn't complain about the weather here in Alberta. I'll just state the unembellished facts. It's cold. One day last week it was -43C. Keeping in mind that for some reason -40C is the same as -40F, those of you on the farenheit scale can appreciate how cold it has been. Today wasn't as bad. I think it was about -23 when I was out. Thank goodness for furnaces, car heaters, warm coats, gloves, boots, hats and scarves and blankets. Not complaining...just stating the facts.
When Mickey and I were out driving around we came upon the scene of a huge apartment fire from last night just a few blocks from where I live. The fire fighters were there doing their investigation and bringing down the damaged apartments. Everything was glazed with ice from the fire hoses - thick walls of ice. I can't imagine being a firefighter in such frigid temperatures. No lives were lost in the fire but many people are now homeless and have lost everything. A bad start to the year for them. The firefighters had to demolish part of the building to keep the fire from spreading to any of the other apartment buildings in the area.
This video was taken after the fire was over and the fire fighters were still hosing down the smouldering ruins.
I'm looking forward to three weeks in Arizona in February, where there's no snow or ice or sub-zero temperatures. In the meantime, I'll look at my pictures of warmer places and times.
Keep cosy. Pat