I was able to swing by the lake this morning. I'd been able to swing by yesterday, as well, and saw that the first few ice fishing sheds were being put up. Today, there were a few more. I stayed nice and warm in the car to take this photo - I wasn't about to … Continue reading On Ice
Before things started to stay below freezing, I was able to give the bird bath a thorough scrubbing and add a bit of water. Which froze overnight, so I added more in the morning. The cats just can't get enough of that. Here, the top layer has frozen, so there are bubbles moving underneath that … Continue reading Photo(s) of the Day: water cats
After dropping my daughter off at work this morning, I decided to head over to the beach and see how the lake was looking. I am absolutely amazed that there are still ice fishing sheds out there! I can't believe the ice is still strong enough to drive on! Most of the shacks are gone, … Continue reading Still on the ice!
Oh, while a wild and windy day today! I don't know if we got any of the predicted snow flurries last night, but there certainly was plenty of blowing snow on the highway this morning! I did my rounds after driving my daughter to work, and found a few things. The floor in the sun … Continue reading Roof status
I swung by the lake this morning, after dropping my daughter off at work. The fishing sheds are still there - from what I know, they were supposed to be off by three days ago! In the distance, I could see some people walking on the ice to a vehicle. There's been a lot of … Continue reading Ice and snow
I took this video a few days ago, while my daughter and I were out playing Pokemon Go (Clamperl is adorable!). We were parked by the lake, which was busier than usual. https://youtu.be/zqF4cURPChQ Yes, that is open water at the front! There is a storm drain where the open water reaches the shore. Just up … Continue reading On Ice
The formation of icicles outside our bathroom window was noted recently. Since that window looks into the sun room, not outdoors, this is something that should not be happening. My first thought was condensation, but after thinking about it for a bit, I realized that didn't make sense. So when I went out to do … Continue reading Well, that’s not good
While doing the rounds this morning, it was -25C (-13F), with a windchill of -32C! (-25F) out there! When I went into the sun room to give the cats their food and water, I found this. I thought, for a moment, that the light bulb might have burnt out, but nope. It got cold enough … Continue reading Baby, it’s cold outside!
Ah, what a day! When I headed into town to pick up prescriptions and allergy medications, it was snowing, but fairly lightly. It picked up a bit while I was out and about, but not too dramatically. Then I got a text from my husband. The power went out at home. Driving back through our … Continue reading Give it a shake
Last night, the girls alerted me to a leak that started in one of the rooms upstairs. Right near an outlet, too. So they shut down their computers and unplugged the power bar as soon as they could. The water was coming in between the window box and the moulding. It was leaking out the … Continue reading So. This Happened