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The receding snow has revealed all kinds of treasures in columnist Louise Hedman's back yard.

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The receding snow has revealed all kinds of treasures in columnist Louise Hedman's back yard. Photo Store

We all made it through that horrible thing. I won’t even say the word.

I finally have hope and happy days ahead to look forward to. When I first saw a piece of grass, I smiled and felt great. It was short-lived, mind you, but that feeling is back again.
When all the snow melts it’s like a treasure hunt as all kinds of  things are revealed that we’d lost track of —  gloves, plastic cups and bottles, GT snow racers, toboggans, shovels, rabbit poop, dog poop, cardboard, hoses and nozzles, socks, tin foil trays, pizza boxes, plant pots with dead plants in them, the list goes on...

Our ‘pet’ squirrel is having a great time running all over the top of the snow gathering things he must have forgotten about. He has also been doing some weird little hand and body actions I’ve never noticed before. Our real pet rabbit, Joey, is so happy to get outside he even stayed out on the deck all night last night and had a great time. I think he is a night rabbit.  

I noticed that CAA was asking people to vote on its website for the worst roads in Winnipeg. It may have helped to get them on a short list for repair.

I think all the roads in Transcona could get on that list. They are nasty but once you have figured out where all the pot holes are, it isn’t so bad.

Now that the snow has gone from Plessis Road, I understand why those two barricades were in place all winter blocking the one lane. The truck and trailer broke down and all the handles on the shovels broke, too!

It’s OK, though, someone came along and marked the lanes recently with bigger orange pylons, so it’s all good for about two more months.   

All that aside, it’s time to get active again, dust off the bike and get outside and enjoy the outdoors.

Start talking to your neighbours who were hiding inside all winter, fire up the barbecue and have a party. Spring is finally here and we all know what comes after that — SUMMER.  

Louise Hedman is a community correspondent for Transcona.

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