If we were having coffee

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If we were having coffee, you’d probably tell me to be quiet. In fact, it might be better if we focus on the coffee we’re having instead of what I have to say…because it’s not pretty.

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If we were having coffee and sitting in some coffee shop, we’d both be defying all advice from police and weather sources right now. They’re telling everyone to stay indoors. Apparently, Mother Nature is having a fit and the result isn’t going to be pretty. We’re getting another ice storm.

I’m no expert but ‘potentially historic’ doesn’t sound good.

Maybe we should get another cup of coffee.

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Of coffee and weather woes

We’re getting freezing rain. For those of you who are happily unaware of what freezing rain is, let me explain. It’s sucky. That’s what it is.

It’s basically water falling as rain but solidifying into solid ice as soon as it touches anything solid. Everything ends up covered by a sheet of ice. Trees, walkways, roofs, roads…everything.

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For freezing rain to happen, there has to be a delicate combination of a warm air mass, followed by a colder layer mass to almost freeze it and just the right temperature in the air. The temperature is crucial, if it’s not right, it will melt. Here, in Canada, the temperature is often right.

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Now, if you’re from the part of our lovely planet that’s warm, you might wonder why we Canadians moan about our weather over and over. I mean, how bad can it be?

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Let’s just say that it’s a good thing we’re used to it. Canadian winters are…special. Along with freezing rain, we get lovely things like black ice, really cold temperatures, frostbite and blizzards.

My dogs, however, love winter. The colder it gets, the better they like it.

But we Canadians love to moan about the weather. Doing so creates a bond as we curse and grumble at the snow…usually over a cup of coffee. We even throw in some humour to lighten the dark days. Check out Infinitefreetime‘s version of Black Ice and you’ll see what I mean.