These are terrible pictures, but they're here to explain the cabin fever that we sometimes suffer from after days of blowing snow. We've had temperatures below -20°C (-4°F), blowing snow, snow squalls and wind chill warnings, for 6 days in a row. We're beginning to talk of the dreaded cabin fever.
The problem is not the snow. Living in the snowbelt, we can handle lots of snow; in fact we want at least enough to allow us to enjoy those winter sports like skiing and snowmobiling that keep our minds off winter! Some of us even enjoy it. We can also handle cold temperatures, if you dress properly. I won't say we enjoy them, but we can handle them.
So that's the problem that interferes with getting out during the winter. Roads and schools are closed and events are cancelled, and we stay at home. After 6 days of it, you begin to get desperate to get out - anywhere, as long as it's out! Today on the way into town they had an enormous snowblower (four feet high and 7 feet wide) cutting into those sections of high drifts, blowing the snow across the road (so it doesn't just make the drift worse), but giving us back the full width of pavement to drive on.
The weather is supposed to break tomorrow; thank goodness!