In my infinite wisdom *cough*, I realized that it would not snow in Ottawa till late December, so I would not need to bring my bulky snow boots with me until after Christmas.
Right now, there is about two inches of snow on the ground, copious slush in the street, and and I have no winter boots. Somehow, I overlooked the fact different places on the continent have different weather patterns. What do you know! The tradition of there being snow in December actually applies in some places! [Hmmm, that was still rather sarcastic. Oops]
At any rate, I only have to stick it out for under three weeks, and then I’ll be going HOME. I can wait it out in sneakers or heels for three weeks. I’d walk around barefoot for three weeks to get home at this point! I now understand a multitude of sentimental cards and carols about “coming home”.