I learned one of the most important lessons of my life as an immigrant this week – don’t leave the snow shovelling for the next morning. Also, snow shovelling? Not fun, but really satisfying when it’s over. Having a walkable sidewalk made me feel fantastic, weird as that may sound. And thankfully, I had my dad to help shovel the first time. Next time, I’m on my own.
The burning question from friends and family is still whether we’re freezing. Honestly, my answer remains the same – our German winters with rain and ice were colder. In Toronto, we’ve gone down to -20 degrees Celcius, while we never really went beyond -16/-17 in Mülheim an der Ruhr at the coldest, but the constant damp and frigid winds made our winters in Europe much more uncomfortable. I’ll report back to you in February – that’s when it should be the coldest time of year – then we’ll see if I still feel this way.
In the meantime, I promised you pictures of snow. Have a look.
Rumour has it we have more snow incoming. So I’d better get the shovel ready. 😛
I hope you have a fantastic weekend.