Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Xtreme Springy Cleaning - 2010 Edition

Here in Winnipeg we've had unseasonably warm daily temperatures. For three days in a row, the daily highs have been in the plus-teens, instead of below freezing. In fact, yesterday afternoon we hit a balmy 18℃. Around here, that's not only shirtsleeve weather -- That's barbecue weather, and borderline bikini weather.

That can't be right.

Especially not the bikinis.

But do I approve of these unseasonably warm daily temperatures? Já, indeed I do. Here it is, the 30th of March, and I've already done *two* days' worth of yard cleanup, spent an hour or two tearing out some old plaster, and went on a run to the Brady Road landfill. This is something that normally doesn't happen until at least the second half of April or even early May, when the snow usually finishes melting.

Between now and the other side of the weekend, the prospects are good for even more tidying and organizing. The crawlspace hatch is scheduled to be raised and widened. There's topsoil to move, compost to turn, walls to insulate, and if it rains I'll work on the study floor.

But right now there's a six-pack of glow-in-the-dark lizards that need to be glued to My study wall. Just because.

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