I haven’t given this much thought to winter in years. I think I am beginning to “feel” it a bit more these days. For starters, I take blood pressure medication which has the effect of making my fingers and toes feel cold. Doc said that was to be expected. So I live with it.
Also, when I was visiting Jennifer last week, I had the opportunity to buy a new winter coat. I call it my fall coat, because when real winter comes, I wear my parka. But my parka is just too warm for mild winter, anything that is minus 20 and warmer. So I put the fall coat on this week and it was warm, so I took out the liner. I like it.
Then I bought a new pair of leather gloves. My old ones were about five years old and had some serious holes that only a surgeon could repair.
But the real change has come with my
These old boots have been my favourites for roughly 40 years. I remember wearing
my first pair of Sorels Sorels in the Arctic
in December and they were fine. These boots are also perfect with my snowshoes.
This is my second pair of Sorels. They're the original Made-In-Canada brand. Not the new ones that are made in China.
They’re rated to minus 45. I don’t know how they figure that stuff out, but I know that from living in
, there will be a
few days that I will get to test that. I will keep you posted. Timmins