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The reds, whites and blues

I slightly follow US politics now: even after a historic change of presidency, my general impression is that it’s just politics as usual and that is not really of interest. The other day, I noticed that Fox News is spearheading ‘the warnings on the wall’ shows, where the usual pundits warn of an impending US collapse (or apocalypse) because of the the ‘socialist’ tendencies of the Obama administration. Too much static. Too much noise. I predict that in a couple of years the differences between a Bush and Obama administration will be hardly noticable.

We were hit by a snowstorm last (was that Thursday) which added another 10 or 15 cms snow to the pile in the yard. There’s another storm forecasted for Sunday night, Monday morning and I bet, it will probably arrive on schedule with more of that white stuff. Where am I supposed to keep this snow now?

On the good side, there are signs that Spring is slowly turning the corner: the weather has been moderately cold at night (between -11 and -15) and is slowly becoming bearable during the day, almost sub-tropic when temperatures hit the magical 0 degrees mark.

Update 1: The official warning says 25-35 cms.

Update 2: A CBC report about the snowstorm, today (02/23/09)

More snow

Maybe it’s too early to call it a day (Weather Canada issued snowfall warnings for the next 24 hours), but, I was just outside and noticed that the sky is almost cloudless. Or maybe this is the typical ‘calm before the storm’.

We had quite the share of snow a couple of days ago and then some more this morning (and early noon), which didn’t stop us from venturing out to the mall, and way before that, the traditional shoveling. I was smart enough to shovel most of the snow last night.

Talking about that mall (the Truro Mall, that is, and yes, they’re online too): I noticed that two major stores are relocating to elsewhere in town, making the mall a perfect location for the zombie movie series ‘Dawn of the Dead: Alive in Hubtown (part IX)’. Soon in a theatre near you, I hope.

Update (01/01/08): No extra snow for this region. Apparently plenty of snow in Cape Breton.