The weather turned ugly today. It had been warm on Saturday, with some good melting. The forecast for today had held the potential for skiing – cooler temperatures and fresh snow. The warm temperatures persisted until midday when sleet and freezing rain started. I decided to stay home. It might have been ok in the woods but the wind and snow were making the roads treacherous. On a positive note, I got upper body workouts yesterday and today with my long-handled ice chisel. I chopped back some of the ice and snow behind my garage, opened some drainage for my neighbours’ parking pad (they moved from Victoria and still haven’t figured out what hit them, opened the sewer grate at the end of the back lane, and opened the grate in the curb in front of my neighbours’ Jim and Sharon’s house. I should shoot some digital pictures of the great rows of snow on the boulevard before they melt further.