So. It snowed. And snowed. The trees bent over and fouled some power lines. Everywhere across the city.
Then the power went out. We thought it would come back on in minutes. Nine hours later it was dark and we
were starting to feel the temperatures in the house drop. I brought in a couple of big, battery powered LED
panels for the living room and dining room. Smaller panels for bathrooms and the kitchen.
We have a gas range so Ben was able to make his fantastic curry beef recipe (served over rice).
About an hour after dinner was served, eaten and cleared we were on the cusp of getting the Scrabble game
down from the closet when the power came back on. Belinda was disappointed that our enthusiasm for
board games immediately vanished but Ben and I were thrilled to be re-connected to the world through
the miracle of fiber optics.
a change for us. We have winter clothing but no flame throwers, automatic bonfire makers, no Krups hot
chocolate machines, etc. We don't even have engine block heaters! Can you imagine our primitive existence?
On a happier note, the pool is still heated at precisely 82° Fahrenheit, the coffee shops have dug themselves
out of the snow drifts and opened the doors, and it should be back in the 70's by Thursday.
The top link will show you how hard it was coming down. The bottom link: https://vimeo.com/499343411 is just a
bit of footage out in the neighborhood.
Hope all my friends up North don't have to deal with this often, the touch screens really slow down when the