The week unfolds. We went in to town to vote on Monday. We did our civic duty.
The kids have been here since Monday, their power went out when ours did on Saturday. The derecho storm (CBC – " it's just a spectrum of wind that affects a long area") could not have been predicted. It just whipped across a wide swath of southern and eastern Ontario.
We are making do. We have power after a long night and day, although there are tricky spots here and there across the region. We were grateful. Even in places where hydro wires are buried, trees have damaged homes. They work on the largest projects first, to get the most people up as they can.
The problem for most people is not knowing when their power will come back. Some do not have access to the Internet, as well as power.
Josephine had some schools projects to work on, but took a break. They both helped me removed some dead tree branches. They pulled while I used the saw to cut the branch atop the ladder.
P.S. The kids are getting taller. Or I am getting shorter!
Caitlin was up early for a workout. Grampa was out early for a walk in the cold, before the bugs came out. I worked out in the basement. Josephine slept in! No school for her.
Grampa and Isabelle went shopping. We are just shopping one day and one dinner menu at a time. We don't know how long their power will be out, of course.
Caitlin worked on her laptop in the Muskoka Room. She could smell the lilacs, hear the water fountain, see the phoebes and robins flying to and from the nests under the deck. It's not so bad!
I read on Twitter, in reply to @OttawaHydro, someone was told by a rep that Bells Corners wouldn't be up until Saturday. As of last night, Ottawa Hydro said they still have 53,000 without power. Southern Ontario has 67,428 left to bring back online. We carry on!
|Ontario Power Outage Map – May 26, 6 a.m.|
To catch up on the Critter Tails: The House Wren has filled the bluebird nest box.
I signed myself up for Project Nestwatch for the phoebe and robins, but I don't know how I will see if there are eggs here, nor how many!