|Photo by Larry Sorensen
When I left for the office this morning it was -31C. When I departed for home this afternoon it was up to -22C but the weatherman assured us, and I agree, it felt like -29C.
There was a creak to the opening of the van door that told my older son, Jonathan, that it was very cold!
While cold the hoar frost on the trees is beautiful. The photo with this post was taken in Melfort four days ago.
My younger son, Michael, came by the office later today with the last presents to be wrapped and they are all under the tree.
The Canadian Armed Forces have the furthest north base in the world at Alert on
and each Christmas they advise us when Santa has left the North Pole. Alert is about
3662 km or 2276 miles north of
Melfort. Ellsmere Island
To accompany Santa across the vast spaces of
he will be accompanied by Canadian fighter jets. The Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation has the story at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/12/21/pol-santa-rcaf-pilot-flight.html. Canada
In Melfort tonight Sharon, Jonathan, Michael and I will be going to
midnight Mass and opening one
or maybe more presents depending on the negotiations. With two lawyers in the
family and a third in law school there are ample negotiators.
Merry Christmas to all!