Can you believe this crazy weather? All that ice and the terrible road conditions??? Last night took the cake with the high winds and our power going out at 11:30 pm. I was watching TV with Papa and Nicholas and all of a sudden, pow, pitch black!!! Nicholas and I have seen power outages twice before so we weren’t afraid. We stayed quiet and calm as Mama and Papa jumped to finding flash lights and lighting candles. Our rooms looked so very different under the flickering glow of candle light and we headed right to bed. We have never heard the wind rage like it did. We were okay but Mama was nervous, says it reminded her of the Ground Hog Gale of 1976 when she was a girl still living at home with her parents and the winds gusted to 120 mph. The gale was being broadcast on the news around the world as far away as Australia! Mama’s aunt was visiting Australia and couldn’t believe it when she turned on the news and they were showing the devastation in Saint John, NB. Anyone living through it will not soon forget. Mama says there are a few things Saint Johners will never forget 1/ where they were the moment they heard JFK had been assassinated and 2/ the details of their day and night during the Ground Hog Gale! Sounds pretty bad, I’m so glad we didn’t see that storm!
I have not ventured too far from home this week but we did head over to the trails one day as well as Sobeys and I couldn’t believe the roads. Mama says we could skate in our yard (if I knew how to skate) and when we headed down the driveway we slid right out into the road!!! Nicholas said, “TG there were no cars coming!” I said, “Hang on Nicholas, we’re in for a rough ride”. Our street was well plowed and sanded and we promptly got our driveway sanded too.
Some of Mama showing and listing appointments cancelled due to the weather. Our clients are very considerate and they said they didn’t want to jeopardize Mama’s safety bringing her out with the road conditions as they were. She’ll be playing catch up this coming week. She really appreciated it and spent the week catching up on computer work and negotiating an offer for days via phone, text and email.
Besides loosing our power last night, we lost our internet connection at supper time. So happy to back up on line now!!! Boy when you have no lights, no water, no stove and no heat, just even for one day, it really brings home quickly just how comfortable our lives are and all the creature comforts we take for granted!
Hope we get some decent weather over the weekend as we can all use the break! Drive safely and be careful walking on that ice!