Like 250 000 000 of our North American friends, we had some pretty terrible weather between the 23rd and 25th of December. On the 23rd, we had rain, freezing rain, snow, sleet and terrible winds. The temperature went from a not bad 4C/40F to -15C/5F in a few hours. The 24th and morning of the 25th was more snow and blowing snow and it was colder. Plus we had winds of over 100km/60miles per hour. Leading up the storm, all the things were closed on the 23rd. They really tried to get people to stay home. It was so bad at times they had to close roads, stop snow removal, remove people fixing the hydro etc. People were stranded on trains and buses. There were a lot of accidents as people ventured out. We just stayed home.
|My baby was a bit nervous with the storm. |
The storm took our our power at 6:16 am on the 23rd. It came back on the 24th just before 6 pm. We were without it for almost 36 hours. It's return is big thanks to the Hydro team but also to Callie's Lady, who when it came back for like 2 minutes and went out again, reported the outage immediately. She also went out and talked to the crew and gave them some pop and baked goods. There was a tree on the line somewhere near us they had to remove. We send our heartfelt thanks to the Hydro crews who yet again, had to be out in terrible weather, and away from their families at the holidays.
|Someone hates the power being out|
The worst part of the storm and the continued blowing winds in our part of the world, was we postponed any family gathering for Christmas. Grammie, the Big Guy, Uncle Chris and Emma were suppose to come up. In the end, we all stayed safe in our homes. None of us thought we should risk driving just because it was Christmas.
|Man saw this tree come down the morning of the 23rd in our front yard|
|It split another tree in half|
|Another tree fell on the road - Lady and Man cut the top off and moved it.|
At the end of the road a tree fell and blocked the road, but someone else moved it.
I, Hailey Bug, did a good job in the storm. Other than peeing under one of the trees one night, I adjusted to all the changes and routines. In fact, I rather like the bed by the fire and vote we keep it there. Phod on the other hand, did not like the change in routine, and refused to sleep by the warm fire and insisted on sleeping in the cold bedroom alone.
Lady and Man had a pretty good set up by the fire. With all our power outages (including 99 hours last May, they have a system). Our bed, a table for games. The TV is there as well. With enough heat and lights and internet to keep us comfortable enough. When the heat came on, our living space was about 16C/60F - so not bad. Parts of the house we had closed off were 10C/50F. That was too cold.
We spent the storm by the fire, reading, playing games and watching TV. Lady says the best gift was we are all safe!
Hope all of you who were effected also stayed safe!