Gradually we're losing our snow. As you can see the sun has come out and we are down to a thin blanket of snow, maybe half as much as fell. Last night was clear and cold but the sun will probably make quick work of the remaining snow over the early part of this week. Look at Fiona's poor bike parked on the left by the doghouse. It wants to come out and play.
Yesterday I couldn't get up the driveway to get the kids to Aikido. My "all-season" (i.e. summer) tires, which are brand new and went on three weeks ago, would do nothing in the snow. The day before I'd got Chuck to give me rides to rehearsals and performances in his 4WD truck, but Aikido is out of town and that doesn't work when he's on call. I got the chains out. They don't really fit on the summer tires. After a frustrating 15 minutes of becoming one with the wheel wells of the minivan (and the accompanying muck and slush) we managed to limp to the top of the driveway. The highways were at least dry by then.
Snow tires or not for this week's Calgary trip, that is the question.