While former Hurricane Matthew turned into a cyclone, it dragged water and dumped it onto many homes in eastern Canada. We had sunshine and nice temperatures. The storm wreaked havok in the Maritimes. It's horrible in Haiti, especially for the poor. Out east, in Canada, basements are flooded. I cannot imagine this much water. (50 mm = about 2" of rainfall.) There are 20,000 without power in Cape Breton.
9:00pm totals: The number of stations in the 3 digits is crazy. Now 102mm at #Halifax YHZ & up to 184mm in #CapeBreton!#NLwx #NSwx #NSstorm pic.twitter.com/eCAJ39APbl— Patrick Duplessis (@Pat_wx) October 11, 2016
Back here, at home, many of us were watching the US debate. Such a horrible man, Trump, who blatantly lies. "Do you know, it was just announced that murder, is the highest its been in our country in 45 years?" (Not true, just fearmongering for his base.)
He's marched through his Miss Teen pageant's dressing room, where the teenagers were getting dressed. Happily, civil rights lawyer, Gloria Allred, is taking up the case and demanding footage be released of his confessions, and he be charged. That is the good news.
I take heart in the people around me. There are so many good people in the world. Children are running and laughing in the Autumn leaves.
All the rumours that kids aren't going outdoors aren't all true! Jos (8) came to us and suggested we have a family walk! We found a woolly bear caterpillar (Pyhrrarctica Isabella). They overwinter as caterpillars.