Monday 31 July 2017

Summer is half done!


2017     163.4 mm 
2016     67.6 mm
2015     71 mm
2014     186 mm
2013     131.5 mm

July 24 –  So far: 97.663 mm

Meantime, in Kingston, 10 mm.
Warning: Dalton Av is shut down between Division St and Sir John A MacDonald Blvd due to flooding. Please find alternate route.

still power out, due to flooding...

Well, there is a storm front!
Lots of fields still have standing water from
June and July.(Photo: July 20/17)

July 21

July 17 –We're wet while B.C. burns

July 14 – farmers are having issues around Ottawa, trying to harvest hay.

July 12

Fires continue out west. ​The community, about two hours west of Williams Lake, isn't far from the 5,000-hectare Gustafsen fire. It's also near several out-of-control fires in the Hanceville area.

We began the day, again, with fog. More showers on the way. You can see how the moisture built up!

July 11 We had 4.6 mm

B.C. Wildfires – in contrast to wet Ontario

Ashcroft Reserve

Wildfire Status - Province of B.C.

Interactive map of active wildfires in B.C.

July 10

July 9 – 1.778 mm!

July 8 - We had 10 mm in the wee hours of the morning, resulting in a long line of power outages across Muskoka. Hail in southern Ontario

July 7

B.C. has forest fires: There were 178 wildfires larger than 0.01 hectares around B.C. on Friday, according to the B.C. Wildfire Service. The service said there were 138 confirmed wildfire starts in one day across the province, mostly in the central Interior.

July 6

July 1 – more rain: 12.7 mm for Canada Day celebrations!

It was a pond on Parliament Hill.

Grandsitting Day 1

Sunday, July 30th

The kids slept over, and we eased ourselves into the day on Sunday. For the first time, the two girls slept in the basement, while Momma & Papa slept in the guest room.

Isabelle made herself a yogurt parfait, then toast.
First up, Foam Girls. After everyone had showers, we were dressed.

Next, a trip to the Ribfest in Perth. As we turned around to manoeuvre into a parking spot, the kids noticed that we had a flat tire. JL took JB into Canadian Tire to get a repair job done, while the girls went and play on the bouncy stuff.
Lemonade, to quench our thirst. Bouncy castles, and fun.

The men came back. We ordered a platter and dug in! It was quite hot. There were coffees, and banana splits after!

Face painting! Then, the old cars.

Home for a quiet time, a movie, Pete's Dragon, some stories, sandwiches, veggies & dip for dinner, and bedtime!  A bit of a Facetime with Momma & Papa, first, they were out for dinner, about to take in Dunkirk at the Imax! A good time had by all.

Bedtime was another Nebuchadnezzar story!
The music was fun.
Ribfest 2017 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.