In my mind and heart this is what spring looks like and this too. I can't believe just two days ago I posted all those lovely spring greenery pictures. My reality today is not so pretty. But it is spring in Southern Alberta. The north wind is howling and has been driving wet snow and rain at an almost horizontal position since yesterday. I kept waking up to it sounding like my bedroom wall and windows were being sandblasted. That's how hard it is pushing the rain and snow. Not a nice day. I don't even want to go out to take a picture of the difference of two days.
And joy of joys. We've sprung a leak. There is a nice drip coming from the ceiling right above my basement stairs. The bucket parked there is in. the. way. To say the least. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed and praying that we have no seepage coming through in the basement anywhere before this lets up.
You're going to roll your eyes but I spent some of yesterday evening cooking things that we could eat cold in case the power goes off again. You just never know around here with spring snows because they are so darn heavy they knock down power lines. In the last blast a couple of weeks ago we heard there were more than 300 poles knocked down around the south. So of course, food was my first concern. LOL. I made sausages and fried chicken drumsticks and macaroni salad. I figure top that with sandwiches and cereal and we'll survive. Well, that along with a nice blanket and a good book and we'll make do.