I eagerly waited for snow, or at least sub-zero temperatures, but the Toronto winter stayed stubbornly mild and dry. Then in the middle of December it finally happened … not only did the temperatures drop to below zero, but clouds dumped a considerable amount of snow on Toronto. I would finally get to wear my boots.
I wasn’t even at the subway station when I knew buying these kind of boots was a mistake. My socks felt oddly damp. By the time I got to work my socks were soaked. Not just damp, but wet to the point that I had to take them off.
“Oh yes,” a colleague said, “these kind of boots are great in dry weather, but completely useless in snow.”
Once again I had to go look for boots. After some searching, comparing and trying on, I found a pair that were not only good looking, they felt warm and I was assured that they were 100% leak free. That was all I needed to hear.
So now I have these comfortable, warm, leak-free boots, but … I haven’t had a chance to wear them. Ever since my purchase I haven’t seen one snowflake.
This of course is nothing new. Sometime in the fall I picked up a beautiful umbrella. Not the flimsy kind that breaks when you blow on it, but a sturdy one made of a heavy silky material. Ever since I got the umbrella, not a drop of rain has fallen.
Note to self … don’t buy sandals or shorts or spring might never come.