The day before yesterday (ie Friday) we volunteered for the city helping to build this crazy snow ice slide on the street. It was really warm that day, 5 degrees Celsius and was beautiful all day long...until we all had to stay outside for four hours and build an ice/snow slide. We basically shoveled and smoothed out the snow into two slides with a divider between them. It was a lot of hard work and it was raining the entire time we were there, but it was also really cool to see the progress we made with it. I was pretty water proof because of my jacket and hat (which I didn't know was water proof until that day), but everyone else was VERY wet and a cold by the time we were finished at 5.
The next day (ie yesterday or Saturday) we had to go volunteer again for the city. We were again at the slide. We told people when they could go down and escorted people across it. Traffic control basically. Also we were organizing this giant air jumpy castle thing. You stick the kids inside, let them bounce around for five minutes then tell them to get out and put more kids inside. It was very cold work. We were standing still and in the shade for most of the time so we had no way to keep worm. Rosie and I resorted to dancing and jumping around because our feet and finger were getting absolutely frozen.
We did get free food and drink and free maple toffee. I've never had maple toffee before. It's that boiled maple sugar syrup that you pour into the snow and wait to cool and then wrap around a stick. Yeah. That stuff. It's delicious.
Anyway, over and out.