Even the Canadians I talk to have said that this was a cold and snowy winter this year. However, I may be getting ahead of myself, but I think that Spring is starting to sneak up on Ottawa. It hasn’t been below 0F in a couple of weeks, it’s actually gotten above freezing for several days in a row, the snow is slowly melting, and to top it all off, I saw a squirrel on my way to work last week. So, it looks like spring is starting to arrive in Ottawa, though I’m sure it’ll be awhile before I’m running around in flip flops. Still, it’s nice to see the weather improving a bit and to not have to put on quite as many layers each time I want to leave the house.