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Post  trolleydriver on 1/6/2018, 8:02 pm

Happy 2018. May this be your best ever gardening year.

Our dear Kelejan usually starts these Canadian Region threads but so far there is no sign of her in this first month of 2018. I'm praying that she is OK.

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Post  sanderson on 1/7/2018, 1:31 pm

Hi, Kelejan. We miss you. happy hi

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Post  Kelejan on 1/7/2018, 8:27 pm

Thanks TD for your concern and for opening the Canadian thread for me, and also for  sanderson's concern as well. 

Just a bit of computer problems due to downloading Mozella Firefox update and seeming to lose all my bookmarks and not having much time to sort myself out due to Christmas and New Year etc.  I have finally sat down and spent some time keeping up with the changes.  I am a real stick-in-the-mud nowadays and I do  not cope well with change.  My biggest beef is Word, it is so complex now and all I want is a replica of a typewriter, I am so far behind. I used to get on well with Word Perfect.

Right now my garden is covered in that white stuff but here in British Columbia we are all keeping our fingers crossed for everyone on the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. and Canada.  Where I live in the Interior, we have even missed the bad things that happened nearer to coast that had its problems of ice and cold.  Right now this week the temps. are hovering around the plus one or minus one centigrade, positively balmy.  this evening when I took Guthrie out for his walk I was dressed in a very light windcheater and thin gloves and felt very comfortable. I just had to be careful of the passing cars with their splashes of melting snow and also slipping the hidden ice where the snow had been compressed.

Both Pal and I are in good health, have not overindulged but have got a little bit tired due to so much going on this year.  I will do a bit of catching up tomorrow in this Forum, and hope you all had a good Christmas and all my best wishes and love to you all in 2018.
Kelejan  BIG hug
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Post  sanderson on 1/7/2018, 10:22 pm

I love you

Golf shoes for walking on icy terrain?

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Post  Kelejan on 1/8/2018, 9:59 am

@sanderson wrote:I love you

Golf shoes for walking on icy terrain?

I did have golf shoes like that, in 1980 when I started to play. I may be a hoarder but I do draw the line at keeping a pair of golf shoes for 38 years. Very Happy
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Post  Kelejan on 1/8/2018, 10:07 am

Checking the weather forecast for my city, I see that in 1997, the year after we moved into our little house the previous November, I noticed that in 1997 we had 89cm (25inches?) of snow on the ground. The following February and March it continued to snow and it was not until the middle of April that I could see what was in the garden.
The only thing I found apart from birch trees and grass, was one little clump of Grape Hyacinth; not a single flower or shrub; I was so disappointed.

I am looking forward to a good spring and summer as I have a lot of work to do as I neglected the garden somewhat last year, due to a long cold spring and a long hot summer.  With the dog walking I am doing I feel so much better and with more energy than last year; I did miss my Jazz as he got me out walking every day.
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Post  trolleydriver on 1/9/2018, 1:07 pm

Great to hear from you Kelejan and thanks for the update.

We got 18 centimeters of snow yesterday. The temperature is not too bad, just below freezing.

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Post  Kelejan on 1/12/2018, 12:08 pm

I love walking in the fresh snow.  Then it melts a little and then refreezes and then I hate it and instead of striding out I walk like a little old lady in case I fall and break a hip.

I find that in our city people who drive cars are catered for very well, but pedestrians are second class citizens with the sidewalks roughly cleared but very little sand laid down.  Very little detail work when it comes to clearing the corners and crosswalks so that there are often piles of frozen snow blocking access with anyone using a wheelchair or motorised chair.  That is why when there is a beautiful day there are very few people walking.

Drains are blocked so that there are sometimes many inches of standing water that ends up being frozen sheets of ice.  I feel that this a problem that could be mitigated by having people who are supposed to do community service are given shovels so that the snow can be cleared to make it safe for pedestrians.

Rant over. Very Happy 

I am still taking my neighbour's dog Guthrie out for his evening walk and enjoying it in spite of the changing conditions.  We tried bootees on him the other night but two of them fell off.  Luckily had had his paws trimmed of the rather large fringes growing around them that could cause snowballs to stick  to him. No walk for him tonight as I will be going out to dinner as a reward for walking my friend Diane's little dog Oliver while she was away on a cruise over Christmas.

I hope everyone is keeping safe.  BIG hug 

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Post  Kelejan on 1/12/2018, 12:14 pm

glad you\'re here 21Actual from Ontario happy hi 
from Kelejan in British Columbia :canada:

See his interesting post under My first Attempt.
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Post  sanderson on 1/15/2018, 3:53 am

Love your rants! I love you

I watched a YouTube video yesterday of a German shepherd trying out his new booties. It reminded me of a lizard on hot sand. rofl

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