Preparing for the Big Thaw

Calgary is expected to experience the chinook effect over the next week with forecasted temperatures reaching 16 degrees! This last happened back in 2009 and, apparently, it was a mess in every possible way across the city. In preparation for that event, I’ve been following advice and scraped away as much snow and ice build up away from the foundation of the house as well as making sure the drainpipes are clear/exposed. When I went out back to do the same, I was amazed. We had had this one replaced a few years back because it was old and tatty and was prone to build up. Well, this is what it currently looks like:

Hopefully it won’t warm up too quickly and cause flooding issues.