The February Freeze

Last updated on November 17th, 2020 at 02:22 am

As I stood outside, chipping away at our icy walkway with a spade borrowed from our in-laws (because remember, our garage is still frozen shut from the ice storms), I suddenly recalled that February started with a surprise visit from my parents.

2012 Africa Trip—Coming Home—Unshaven Case

Having missed out on seeing DoomzToo for the entire month of January, they came to Casa de Palmer to see a scruffy Casey Palmer in his house clothes, a relaxing weekend planned with his family and sister-in-law, who was visiting from Ottawa.

Lesson learned—always dress like you’re ready for anything.

Regardless, another month’s come and gone, much of it spent seeking refuge from the harsh Canadian winters we face each February. Many of my Canadian peers likely read this with disdain—after all, what does Toronto know about the cold?—but while we don’t share the massive snowfalls or the extensive swaths of black ice you endure while commuting to your destinations, we too know freezing winds that chill you to the bone. We too know the misery of days all too short, sun blotted out by snow, hail and all manner of projectile falling from above to ruin our days.

In short, fellow Canadians, we know your feel.

#FordNAIAS Bloggers at #CIAS2014!

Last updated on April 3rd, 2021 at 03:01 pm

#100HappyDays Day 6 — The Canadian International Auto Show 2014 — #FordNAIAS Bloggers at #CIAS2014
L-R: Aeryn Lynne, Chris Vollick, Amanda Blain and Casey Palmer

Today’s #100HappyDays moment was meeting up with some fellow #FordNAIAS bloggers at the Canadian International Auto Show 2014 to chat, catch up and scheme for a better future! Despite the day wearing on my already-beaten feet, there was a lot to be happy about today, whether it was meeting up with my brothers and best friend after a short hiatus; scaring the bejeezus out of Andrea and Jenn; or wrapping up House of Cards’ second season in glorious fashion!

So that’s #100HappyDays Day 6/100, wrapped up!

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad