I was able to head out and get both vehicles running for a while. It's a good thing I trust my brother so much, or I would never have left the engines running for any length of time, from the noises I was hearing. The van stalled right away, but did eventually start. Since I … Continue reading Having a rough time!
We weren't supposed to be getting even COLDER! This is what we were at, when I would normally be heading outside to feed the critters. -40C/F At least the "real feel" was a bit warmer, though when I did go outside, there was enough of a wind to prove that wrong! As I write this, … Continue reading Really?
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…
The cold snap that has been working its way across the prairies has hit us. It was -31C/-23F, with a wind chill of -39C/-38F this morning. At the time I write this, we have warmed up to -29C/-20F with a wind chill of -31C/-23F. The weather alert on my app is still saying wind chills … Continue reading Bitter cold, and sad news
It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, and after the blizzard that hit us, we have so much to be thankful for! Parts of the province are described as looking like they were hit by a tornado, and I just learned that my sister was without power for 2 days. Thankfully, they have a wood stove … Continue reading The Aftermath
We have had some very long days, recently. On the plus side, we missed driving from the city in the middle of a storm! The roads were clear while driving from the city, but in the time it took me to set my husband back up in his hospital room and start driving home, it … Continue reading Winter came back, and updates
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
One of the nice things about February being such a short month is, pay comes in a bit early. Which meant we got to do our monthly shop before we started running out of too many things! The trip to the city wasn't quite uneventful. Not far from our driveway, there are open fields on … Continue reading All Stocked up – and trying something new
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
I took a ridiculous number of photos today. It was gorgeous out there. Here are just a couple from my phone, this morning, as I went out to do the cats' food and water. First things first, though... I would have to dig out their feeding area! It was still quite warm - hovering around … Continue reading Digging Ourselves Out – before and after