I shoveled snow for the first time in 8 years, Rattus. Blech! My son has done it twice in the past couple of weeks, and since we have a shared driveway, he did the neighbour's as well. I met our neighbour today and he told me he was worried since the snow was so heavy for my 13 year old (skinny...) son to lift. But, he was very complimentary of his manners which is nice for a parent to hear.
I think we are in for a big dump again this afternoon. A month ago I was floating around in a pool in 35C. I'm happy to be home, but I think I'm going to be in the market for a snowblower!
Also, just an observation as a returning Canadian after 8 years out of the country: what the heck is up with every second commercial being about a drug product? Sheesh, it's enough to depress you. My son thinks all the side effects they list are worse than whatever is wrong with a person in the first place