Friday night a serious windstorm rolled through Ontario and Quebec. During the storm, my Hailey Bug, who as you know is terrified of storms, did ok (we had restarted her prozac last week). She was visibly nervous, but sat on the couch with us until the power went out around 10. It was hardly raining, but the wind was crazy. I was sure Emma was going to turn into a kite at the end of the leash! Phod was also nervous as the power kept flickering and he is scared when it goes out. Emma did not appear to notice, other than the fact she didn't like the weather outside.
Everyone slept through the night, which is great as Emma has been getting up a lot. In the morning the power was still out. Hundreds of thousands lost it. The year we moved into our house we lived 72 hours in the winter and 95 hours in the summer without power. As we are on a well, this meant no water. After that, we got a generator and generator panel installed. Our generator is not powerful enough to run the whole house, but we have water, the fridge and freezer, lights in the bathroom and lots of power downstairs (meaning we can have internet and satellite and heat). We can't use the oven, and there is no heat in the bedroom, but we know we could live very comfortably. Saturday was only the second time since we got the generator we had to use it. It doesn't come on automatically, we have to drag it out and plug it in. The dogs weren't happy with the sound it makes (it sounds like a lawn tractor) but were happy to have their water bowl filled. The power was out for about 22 hours.
We are grateful no damage was done to our place. Aunty K lost her fence. Others had serious damage. At least 3 people were killed. Hopefully, it is a long while before we have to use the generator again!