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Dec. 2 – John and I are back home after a two day shopping/mini-vacation to Timmins. For those not familiar with Timmins, it is located about 90 minutes southeast of us. For us – and we like to joke about this – this is our trip “south.” For most people, travelling in winter to a small city with a population of 41,000 doesn’t sound like a vacation, but it is for us.
Dining is a treat as we don’t get to eat out much. Our first night saw us visit a craft brewer called Full Beard Brewery. It’s a fun little place, serves food, and of course a wide variety of locally made beers.
The following day saw us shop at Home Depot and Canadian Tire. John needed lumber and a very much needed table saw. For dinner, we had hoped to eat at the restaurant in our hotel, but unfortunately they haven’t been able to open as they cannot find staff. This problem has been impacting a lot of businesses up here.
We drove back home yesterday, and just in time too. We got hit pretty hard with a snowstorm. No idea how much snow we received, but it was halfway up my boot.
The day wasn’t all about moving snow. I had time to make a couple chicken pot pies ☺️
Dec. 15 – weird weather…Was -36c windchill last week, today a high of +4C and tomorrow +9C. Since the weather is warm and not raining/snowing, I used our log splitter and filled up the wood shed.