No. 6364 - 11 Mar 2011 - 16:32:30 * No. 6366 - 11 Mar 2011 - 16:40:25
After stepping out into a warmish winter day in Winnipeg
(three degrees centigrade - dressed for Spring)
and enjoying a couple of hours of hospitality and Wi-Fi at the Ellice Café, I was met at the exit by a ten degree drop in temperature and blizzard conditions.
The seven blocks back to my rooms wearing only a cotton jacket were not impossible until I remembered the house keys were still sitting in the pocket of my winter coat, on a hook by the door.
No one was at home and only after a couple of frantic calls, from my refuge at the 7-11 down the street, did I locate one of my young landlords who agreed to face the blowing snow and let me into their little West End house.