Well now its actually not been bad for the first day or two of December, just minus 2 or 3c with a few flurries. However quite a bit of freezing rain in with it just north of us (and a few other places in SW Ont) left many folks without power overnight due to downed hydro lines. Busy making sure batteries are charged and flashlights and lanterns are hand in case its our turn next. Such blackout are not uncommon during winter months, had a short one this morning before dawn when some driver not yet ready for ice n snow on roads spun out into a pole ....ouch!
A bit colder than us then. I still have not got our heating fixed up. Still using electric heaters. Problem is now I have "retired" Mr Daisy feels I am his chauffer and at the ready 24/7 Unless he stops asking for a ride into town and back at the drop of a hat I can not get anything done to complete work needed to get an LPG boiler in and running.
i don't think there has been one day since september where it haven't rained at least a little bit.
i was sure i posted on here t'other week about local flooding. either i did and the post evaporated or i dreamt i did it.
so short version. roads flooded. town park flooded. building site next to canal (where they are building more shops) flooded.
the park where i (now so very occasionly cos; work) volunteer with the wildlife trust, was under water, so a week later we were recovering the logs that had lined the footpath from half way across the woods where they floated, and the ponds are now actually full!
and now, the frost. oh so pretty but oh so annoying scraping the car in the morning.
The wind, an easterly, is decidedly chilly. There's some warmth in the sun if you can get out of the wind though. Are we in for a bit of a Siberian blast? I read the UK is in for some snow and all it brings. Brrrr... indeed.
I noticed a distinct lack of cows in the fields on today's walk. I wondered if the farmers bring them in if they think we're in for snow.
Just that the world is so crap lately that the posts are not so easy coming....
Yep, January is an odd month at the best of times, and this isn't the best of times. UK in the doldrums, Australia burning down, missiles in the middle east... to paraphrase Mr Dury, reasons to be cheerful 0 0 0
Still, whilst there is music and laughter then let's face it and dance!
Flurries and snow squalls ending this afternoon then a mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. Local blowing snow this morning. Local amount 2 to 4 cm. Wind northwest 40 km/h gusting to 60 diminishing to 20 gusting to 40 this afternoon. Temperature falling to minus 9 this afternoon. Wind chill near minus 19.
Think I will curl up in front of the fire with the dog.......
We have a vicious countywide storm at present. Storm Brendan. Have to trick doggie into venturing out of the back door with treats …… He wees and poos in double quick time and you need to stand well back as he races back in through the door at warp speed!
Have to trick doggie into venturing out of the back door with treats ……
Ahh yes, training with treats but who is training who LOL. Nikki is generally a quite well behaved dog, sitting quietly with a 'let me out look' when she has to 'go' followed up by a nudge with her nose if ignored, a single yip is issued to 'let me back in'. But put supper on the table without first giving her her evening bickkie and OMG, laps around the table, feet up on he who dares to sit down before reaching in the bickkin box, in and out of the kitchen if too slow getting food to table..... As I said above wonder who is training who BUT after some 40 years with a series of 5 'companions' I would find it very hard to do without.
Loverly sunny morning here and a balmy minus 18 C to start, think I will wait a little while before I go out to clear the snow that I should have done yesteday when it was closer to 0C but must get it done before forcast major winter storm arrives with 6" of white with strong winds and closed roads..... Ah yes the joys of Canadian winter ......is it spring yet?
Update, seems I have little to complain about our distant cousins in NFLD are getting a pounding that even they have not seen in decades.......
Post by thesentientpasty on Jan 19, 2020 13:09:02 GMT
And now, the good news. I was driving up the M74 yesterday and realised, with hope springing in my heart, that the sunset was a good twenty minutes later than it had been a month ago. It's early days, but we did it.
The days are getting longer. We've survived another solstice, and are coming out the other side!
And now, sat in the kitchen with the sun on my back, a tea in my hand, and the kitten destroying the rug, I know all is going to be ok. Roll on Spring!