Dec. 23 – the storm
It's been terribly cold to the west, both British Columbia, and the prairies. They are worried about demands on energy supplies. B.C. isn't used to such cold temperatures. They are prepositioning snowplows around the cities. Operators are ready to go.
Schools are closed today, even teachers didn't have to go in. This is unusual. Our girls were disappointed, since they have talent shows, and parties, and fun. It's a shame, but better they are safe.
I woke at 4 a.m., and looked outside. The eavestrough was overflowing. Now, at 6, they seem to be flowing again. There was snow in them when this started.
The cats are sitting on the front deck.
We had a cm of snow last night, and so far, 15 mm rain. I turned up the heat to 20, just in case we lose power, and I have to heat with wood. It is easier to keep it at temperature once the house is warm. We got up early and started coffee.
We've a deep freeze tonight. It is 1 C. now. I may see you back on the other side of this! There are 25,453 without power in Ontario. Maybe not!