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14 Feb, 2019

This is what our winter looks like right now

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Ottawa

First, Mark started on the front walk:

Deep snow on the front walk

I joined him to help, as did our youngest. The drifts were waist-high in some parts.

Mark was late for work. The youngest stayed home because the school were closed.

After breakfast, I set out to clear the back porch. Thankfully, Piper was available to provide adequate scale for this photo op:

Dog for scale

It wasn’t heavy, but there was so much of it that I ran out of steam after about 30 minutes.

Shovelling fatigue

Thankfully, the worst of it has been cleared from the streets but we have no where left to move the snow from our driveway, walkways, and back porch if it snows again. They’re calling for warmer weather tomorrow. What is this all going to look like when it’s slushy?

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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human daughters: Emma (20) and Sarah (18). During the day I work as a writer at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, family travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa for families. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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