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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Cold Enough

Two days ago, there we were, on the deck cooking lunch.



Rick had scraped the ice off the deck from the previous day's winter-like onslaught. Camp chairs and table were at the ready, barbecue in place, winter jackets on; we were prepared for our first barbecue of 2016. The glasses added a bit of class.



We had saved the bottle of champagne, not for any personal milestone, but for the first time we could barbecue this year. This was the day, in spite of the snow on the lawn. It had been too long; we were anxious to experience the ambience of early barbecue season in eastern Canada. 

As Newfoundlanders say, "It's cold enough to freeze the arse off ya." And so it was, with the wind moving around the frigid air, making it hard to sit there. Winter hats and mitts would not have gone astray. But we persevered; the champagne helped.

Before long the patio furniture will find its way to the deck too and we will eat most meals there, taking in the sun and the fresh air for as long as we can. The barbecue will be busy many days; friends and family will join us. 

Yes, it's been cold enough..for too long!

14 comments:

  1. Yes. I have bought our first burgers and steaks. Maybe on the weeknd ...

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    1. Hope you get to enjoy the outdoors soon!

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  2. Brrr! It does sound cold, but I look forward to seeing lots of warm evenings when it's no longer so frigid. I would have enjoyed the champagne, too; it's better cold. :-)

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    1. It was a great day today, so we are hopeful for a continued warming trend.

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  3. I will fly on your deck to join your barbecue next time! I do not have champagne though.

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    1. You are welcome to drop in, Tomoko.

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  4. I like your deck setup very much. Sometimes I think I should have had a deck built rather than enclose and put a roof over the patio. Oh well, live and learn. We must barbeque outside the 'porch' or risk melting the roof. Happy meals ahead for you.

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    1. There certainly are happy meals ahead!

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  5. Oh, the smell of anything barbecuing overcomes the cold. It has been cold too long.

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  6. I agree. Barbecue warms everything.

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  7. We surely agree here. Unfortunately, the wind almost always blows cold up the canyons below us. We too have a nice table, chairs, and BBQ, but we always eat inside where it is warm.

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    1. I thought it was warm where you live. Interesting. We may eat outside more than you do.

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  8. BRRrrrr, too cold for me.
    Hope the weather warms up and you can eat outside soon.

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    1. So do we! It can't happen soon enough!

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