It's December! We went from fall to winter overnight on November 30 and it looks like winter is here to stay but you never know. Last year started this way and we had very little 'winter' after Christmas.
I woke yesterday morning to a bright light beside me and thought someone was shining a fluorescent light in the window. When I squeezed my eyes open I could see it was the phone lit up and when I looked at the digital clock it was dark. Aha!! The power went out. Okay. Up we get to see what was going on outside. What a shock to see about a foot of heavy wet snow everywhere. Our landscape was changed overnight and we had now power! Welcome to winter!
As we got around, and we realized we couldn't brush our teeth, wash up, flush the toilet or have a hot cup of tea, reality hit.
Murray decided to start the snowblower and clear the driveway as the snow was pretty well stopped. But first he put the modem on the battery backup for me. 😊 He knows I need to be in touch with the world. Haha. The neighbours were outside doing clean up and their 2 year old was enjoying playing in all the snow. After a while I went out and filled the bird feeders and then took lots of pictures. After that I did some shovelling but that snow was so heavy that I took it easy and only did the back deck steps and a path to the backdoor. I love the first snowfall when it coats everything it lands on. It was a nice day and the temperature was at the freezing mark with no wind. It was bearable. We got about 25 cm. of snow!
This was on November 29 - the calm day before the snowstorm.
When I filled the bird feeders we had dozens of Goldfinches at them and on the ground.
What did I do all day? Well I sat here in our living room with this pretty view (minus the lights on) and read and
kept in touch with the world spent time on social media - dressed in a tuque and puffy jacket with a blanket over my legs. I was grateful when Murray said he had to go in to work for a few hours mid-afternoon. The roads were plowed and bare and the mall was open. 😀 Perfect!
We got home around 7:00 and the power was still off but about 7:30 it came on again after over 12 hours being off. It didn't take long for the house to warm up. I wonder how my ice cream fared in the freezers?? lol BTW....there are still people without power for the second day in a row. I feel fortunate we have power today.
Guess what? We woke up this morning to another snowstorm and another 15 cm. of snow being blown around by gusty northeast winds. But, thankfully, we still have power...so far! Schools are closed for a second day in a row and even the mall is closed. The roads are terrible and it has started to rain now on top of all that wet snow. What a mess.
I was saddened to see the news about all the terrible wildfires near Gatlinburg Tennessee and also in the hills of North Carolina. What devastation! The Gatlinburg one reminds me of the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta in May. I pray for rain for these states (and in Colorado) that will quench the dry earth and for safety for those affected.
Thank you for visiting me and your kind comments on my post about our house renovations. We are thrilled with the new look and space.
Have a great day! Take care!