Sunset on the frozen river.
We had another unplanned power outage on Tuesday afternoon, the second one since Saturday night. We very rarely get power outages here so it was a bit annoying to have two so close together. Murray and I had planned on going to a pancake supper for Shrove Tuesday at a nearby church. There were actually suppers going on at two churches but both were cancelled due to the outage so we headed up the highway to a truckstop restaurant for supper. We drove along the river as the sun was setting and although the photos were taken through a very dirty and salt sprayed window I though it was kind of pretty. When we were finished our meal we learned our power was restored. I kept checking Facebook on my phone plus most of the customers at the restaurant were there because their power was also out and the news it was back on spread amongst us. Good timing. ;)
My trusty tool for cleaning snow off the deck.
This afternoon was gorgeous. Well, as gorgeous as a mid-winter day in February can be. It was sunny (second day in a row) with no wind and it warmed up to about -4C. My kind of winter day! I decided to do a bit of shovelling on the back deck. The pergola hasn't been cleaned off for a month and has about 2 and a half feet of snow on it. Heavy wind-packed snow. I thought I'd just make a path through the middle of the pergola and that was enough for one day.
Phew. That was hard work! I took about a foot off the top in some spots as well and even off the chairs.
I did some shovelling out front too. So much snow. Then I came inside and took a few photos.
My 'work station' in the sun. ;)
An angel sits on a vintage book of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. My battery operated candles have come in handy lately. Now if we just had a nice wood stove to keep us warm.
We have more snow coming tomorrow....about 10 -15cm. And, weather permitting, there is a scheduled power outage between 1 and 5:00 in the afternoon. Now, why couldn't they pick today to do this. A perfectly mild sunny winter day. And since it will be snowing I won't be driving anywhere warm to put in the time.....like the mall or a friend's house in town. I guess I'll just bundle up and read.
I hope you have a great day. Thanks for visiting.