THE WARM WEATHER HAS BEEN GREAT…… BUT IS IT EVER COLD THIS MORNING……  THE GOOD THING IS THAT THIS VERY COLD WEATHER WON’T LAST LONG…… AND THAT IS A GOOD THING……

I WILL FINISH MY MORNING SHIFT AT 7AM THIS MORNING….. WHEN I GET HOME, DENISA WILL BE WAITING IN THE CAR SO I CAN DRIVE HER TO THE AIRPORT……

SHE WAS GIVEN AN UNEXPECTED WEEK OFF……

SO…… SHE IS FLYING TO VISIT HER MOM AND SISTER WHO LIVE ON VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC…….

 IT IS BOTH A GOOD TIME AND A BAD TIME TO GO….. THE GOOD PART IS THAT DENISA IS GETTING PAID WHILE SHE IS VISITING…..

 THE BAD NEWS IS THAT THE AIR FARE IS MORE THAN DOUBLE THE USUAL PRICE….. I ASSUME THE PRICE INCREASE IS BECAUSE OF THE OLYMPICS IN VANCOUVER……

THIS BIRD IS A “COMMON RED POLE”….. IT IS PART OF THE FINCH FAMILY AND THERE ARE DOZENS OF THEM THAT STOP BY FOR A SNACK SEVERAL TIMES A DAY…… IT WAS AROUND -30C WHEN I GOT THIS PICTURE…… THEY SURE ARE HEARTY LITTLE BIRDS…….

IT’S A FROSTY -28C (-18F) WITH THE WIND CHILL FACTOR…… YOU KNOW WHERE THE LONG JOHNS ARE…….