It was shortly after 1 am and, as I was lying awake in bed, something I was seeing finally soaked through my heat-numbed brain. Lights. Flashing lights, out my north facing window. The sky was lighting up, over and over, hardly a break in between! Constant flashes of lightning. My West facing window was open, … Continue reading After a wild and crazy night!
Yesterday, things cooled down enough it was actually worth opening up my window. There is still a problem with that. The three amigos and their stuffed companion! For some reason, the cats really, really like to attack the bugs through this window screen. I try to keep on top of it, but they've managed to … Continue reading A little bit of progress
Today was our day to go into the city to do our big shopping trip. We didn't finish. We currently have more weather warnings. This time for heat! I took the above screenshot shortly before 4:30pm. We might actually go a bit higher before it starts cooling down. 30C/86F is hot enough, but check out … Continue reading Heat Wave
Wouldn't you know it, since I was planning on heading out early, I ended up not being able to sleep at all last night. Which is why I was awake when the edges of the predicted storms passed us by. At about 5am, the winds picked up like crazy, there was some rain and quite … Continue reading A wild morning – but I have my new “toy”!
So... I did a bit of shoveling when I headed out to do my rounds this morning. There is no drifting in front of the house, so the depth of snow you're seeing is what fell. I figure it's about 6-7 inches. There is still a light snowfall as I write this. We've got winds … Continue reading Are you staying home?
... of a spring storm. https://youtu.be/QjfxKbOkh_A I'm not looking forward to clearing the driveway after this. It's supposed to continue snowing through most of the day. I was planning to go to the post office, as I'm expecting some packages, but I think I will wait until Monday! My daughter is working on Saturday, which … Continue reading Just a bit …
So are the juncos. The deer have suddenly stopped coming around, which leaves plenty of seeds for the returning juncos. I haven't seen these guys in ages! I'm certainly glad my mother's appointment had been rescheduled for yesterday and not, say, today. Yesterday was a very pleasant day and the roads were great. If it … Continue reading Winter is back!
Things are warming up again. We're actually above freezing right now. Unfortunately, that means that any hibernating flies that have survived the cold are starting to come out and sluggishly make their way to windows. Guess how I know that? Go on! Guess! Yeah. The cats have found them. I first discovered this when I … Continue reading Silly Kitties, and relentless winds
So, today isn't turning out as planned. It was supposed to warm up today. Technically, I suppose it did. When I headed out to do my rounds in the morning, it was only about -19C/-2F; much warmer than the past few days. The wind chill was -33C/-27F, according to the weather apps. That's a lie. … Continue reading Let’s try that again…
As I write this, I can look out my window and see beautiful, cloudless blue skies through the trees. The sun is bright, and I can barely see any movement in the branches to show a breeze. This is deceptive. That's right. -26C/-14F right now, with a wind chill of -34C/-29F, having warmed up from … Continue reading Deceptive