It’s been awhile since Chester and I have been able to walk to the Red River to check up on things there. This neverending winter is finally starting to show some signs that it might actually end. We still have tons of snow and ice here, but the temperature is squeezing just over 0C during the days now and slow melting has begun.
Chester and I took the walk to check out the river this morning. As expected it is still snow and ice covered and at this point there is no sign of the ice starting to break up. There are lots of Canada Geese around, although none who wanted their pictures taken yet. I hope they are finding some open water and food somewhere.
I haven’t even taken my camera on our walks for a long time. It is took dark to take pictures morning and other than snow, there hasn’t been anything to take pictures of. 🙂
Not much snow left on the path beside the river and the snowbank we have to climb over to get to the path is only a couple of feet high – so smaller than the one blocking my sidewalk near the house.
On my 40 bags in 40 days work, I did not accomplish a lot this weekend, but did manage a couple of things. My old couch/hide-a-bed has been hiding more than the bed lately. Some papers had been placed on the back of it many years ago and managed to find their way deep into the cushions. I had cleaned out much of them awhile back during another de-cluttering purge, but some were deeper and not touched. So, I opened the bed part completely and got the rest of those papers out and shredded. Some were already partially shredded as I found out that the mouse has been living in there and helping me with the shredding. Unfortunately for her, she has lost her bedding and will have to find another soft place to live. I saw her – but again, was unable to grab her. Another area cleaned up was the CD stand behind my computer area. There were approximately 50 CDs in the stand and I hadn’t listened to any of them in years. I went through them – kept 12 of my favourite ones, put 21 up for sale on Kijiji (along with the stand) and threw the rest away. The ones I kept will be saved for any car travels. Most of the jobs left are fairly small ones that can be looked after in a few minutes. The only exceptions are the room upstairs that is used as a dump area, the kitchen cupboards, and my coffee table where the items that I wasn’t sure what to do with have been put. There is also a room down the basement that still has too much in it. We took a lot of garbage out of it last year, but I think more could be removed.