Thursday we had a threat of rain, but, as usual, we were the rock in the river. The storm moved around us. I guess it could be too hot to work on Hydro poles, instead of too wet.
I feel better writing about our situation, rather than the other horrors going on around us in the world. The kids are with us still. Progress is being made in getting power to Ottawa. There is hope.
- Ontario still has 48,000 homes without power. They are whittling it down from 277,000.
- Ottawa still has 37,000 without power, down from 176,000.
We had 11 deaths as a result of the storm. All things considered, it could have been worse. The derecho was phenomenal. It is 1000 km from Sarnia to Quebec City.
It is a busy spot. You can see lots of action from here: Blonde Momma Butch ambles by.