Saturday, 22 December 2012

A foot and a half of snow, oh yeah.

We just got the electricity back on, after two days in the dark. Not cold, because we heat, at this time of year, with two woodstoves, but very, very dark. We lost the power at about 10:00 am on the 21st, with about a foot of snow down. And it just kept snowing, wet and heavy and the trees bent further and further and the poor Hydro repair crews couldn't even get down the roads. Our repair time kept getting put back. Finally, this afternoon the crews arrived, just behind the plough, and unloaded a snow machine to follow the line through the bush to the break. And now we have light, and hot water and the internet (our node is at the top of a pine tree and it boggles my mind that it made it through, but it did).

Not great photos, but here is a bit of a sequence. I was using the barbeque on the back deck for a measure.

 About noon, the first day.
 Later that same evening
Across the field back of our house after about half the snow was down.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas into which no more snow will fall.

Enough, already!


  1. I'll bet you are feeling like a proud Canadian tonight. :)

  2. Send some to us. We have traditional Scottish Christmas weather, ie rain and high winds.

  3. We had high winds and it kept blowing the snow...elsewhere. We have just a frosting of it, about an inch and a half, but the grass is peeking through in areas. Now the street is all ice, as is the driveway. I live in fear of falling.

    Glad your power is back. Only so long that anyone cares to rough it!

  4. wow!!! I'm glad your power is back on. We are having a white Christmas too--but we've only got about 8 inches so I'm happy, no power outages either. It has been bitter cold thought. I hope you have a wonderful Holiday Season.

  5. So glad you had the stoves to keep you warm! 2 days without power is a long time indeed, especially at this dark time of year. What time did it get dark, by the way? We are quite a bit south of you, and things get pretty dark by around 4:30 on the shortest days.

    The snow looks beautiful in the photos, in spite of its troublemaking.

  6. That was some snowfall you had.
    Sorry that the power was off for two days. That was a long time to be without but at least you were warm.
    Hope you had a good Christmas and wish you a Happy New Year.
    Maggie x

    Nuts in May

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