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cathy


Power and Powder

Saturday, December 10, 2005

The storm raged through late last night. Our power went out by 11:30 and it was an evening of hell. The smoke detectors and burglar alarms ringing for no aparent reason. The cold, creeping in. The boys, awake too early. Our son, whose clock had gone blank, I want to get up but I don't know what time it is.... To this we awoke:
Hello Powerless Saturday.
Hello Powder.

Hello Snow Candy.
Hello Tired Eyes.

Hello Winter.

We were out of power until 5pm today. That included telephone, and water. It was a rough day. Being without power is like camping in your house. Very frustrating. Actually, I don't feel much like talking about it, because it's over. We didn't get our night out tonight because the roads are too bad for my dad to come out and babysit. There is another storm coming tomorrow, but this one will supposedly be rain. Goodbye snow? We are putting up the tree and baking cookies tomorrow. We need a little relaxation.

  1. Blogger vani said:

    sorry about the power went out, but beautiful pics! and again- looove the view. :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Vani;
    Trade-offs;
    Our power goes out more frequently than when we lived in the city; but ooooh the view.

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    Noooooo! No goodbye snow! I want you to have a white Christmas. Calgary has had a week of warmer temperatures, from near 0 to +8C.

    We're losing our snow. I'm losing my white Christmas, which was going to be the only Christmasy thing about my Christmas this year.

    I've heard we'e supposed to have a big dump of snow in the next week or so, so heres hoping...

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    and i was wondering where were you.
    power cut, i thought that only happened in greece during storms!
    the snow looks great though and i am eagerly waiting for cookie photos.
    xxx hugs xxx

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    OMG Cathy, no power for all those hours on a cold winter's day ! Hope you have gas, or wood heating. Hope you didn't get too cold.

    Your photos, as usual, are absolutely beautiful.

    Take care, stay warm.

    Meow

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Blackcrag;
    It is already melting; the temperature is way up today and the heavy rainfall warning has been issued. Sigh. There is nothing like a good snow to make one feel Christmassy. That and cookies; how about baking some cookies today?

    Chloe;
    Thanks for wondering! The power goes out here all the time; we get very strong winds from storms called Nor'Easters and the Nova Scotia Power Corp has a bad reputation. This storm gave us a really long outage; over 12 hours. Snow and ice caused the power lines to droop and snap.
    I am still rubbing the sleep from my eyes and my son is waiting to bake...hopefully photos will come.

    Meow;
    We have a propane fireplace, but of course, we don't have much propane left in our tank because it hadn't been delivered last week! It was not too cold and the sun shone yesterday, which heated the house. Today we are warm and doing many Christmassy things. Thanks for your concern and try to stay cool!:)

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    Snow is great, ice is treacherous.

    Those pics look cold. I'm curious to know, what is that body of water behind your house?

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Cathy, Winter Sucks!!!!!! And it has just begun for us in Canada..I hope you don't get any more of those nights again.

    This is reminding me to look for matches, candles, and flashlights..You always have to be prepared and I'm never.

    Ps..Hugs for your comment on my blog. Thankyou.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Erikku;
    It is the Atlantic Ocean! We face a cove (that's what you see in that photo) and the open ocean on another side.

    Heidi;
    Yes, preparedness is key; good idea. No thanks required, I meant every word. Hugs to you too.

  1. Blogger Romani Heart said:

    You live in such a beautiful place :)I grew up about ten minutes from the ocean.. now it's about 9 hours away. I sure do miss it.

  1. Blogger riskybiz said:

    Cathy I can feel for you.
    My cousins who live in Nove Scotia frequently have talked about the crappy power company.
    Winter does suck!
    For people who don't live in a cold climate, it's a inconvience more than anything.
    A white Christmas is nice, but 6 bloody months can be too much.
    But welcome back to the 21st century!

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Romani;
    I lived for 7 years over 20 hours drive away from the ocean. Never again. I am here for good.

    RiskyBiz;
    It's pouring rain now and most of the snow has disappeared. Yes, unfortunately the power corp is crappy. They have been good to us in the past, but this one ruined their reputation quickly. We are so fickle!

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    Very pretty pics! Too bad the rain is washing all the snow away though. We've had a warm-ish weekend, so ours is melting away.

    I'd like to order a nice, gently falling Christmassy sort of snow, without the driving wind (which we had)and power outages to get in the proper holiday spirit :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Stephanie;
    I'd like to place my order, too!

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