March 1! Made it!
Well, we all made it to March 1. This is the turning point for me in “surviving” an Alberta Winter. It doesn't take long, here, for Spring to arrive and once it does, it doesn't stop. It gets nice quickly. In a couple weeks the snow will be melting steadily. The endless days of -20c freezing conditions will be over. I can walk my dog again, it will stay lighter for longer at night, the yard will be usable. And so on. We'll be starting our seeds inside soon. We made it.