Thursday, December 26, 2013

Bummed - my gift for you all was sabotaged by the ice storm

I finally got a hold of the songwriter and singer who had offered to help me with your Christmas gift after approaching me with an idea. She lives in an area of Scarborough that is affected by an on-going power outage as a result of Saturday's ice storm. Everything *was* going smoothly until then.

Here in Courtice we were out for most of Sunday and Monday. Power has been steady since. I think those of us who bore the brunt of this storm have quickly learned how grateful we should be for hydro when we have it.

Rebecca and I have agreed that we will work on the gift for next year. Some of you figured out what it was on Twitter. It's only another 364 days.

It will be here before you know it!


Peter said...

It’s the thought that counts, CJ. And you're right; the 364 days will fly by. Oops, that should be 363. See?

The ice storm caused many “Plan B” options to be exercised. We wound up rescuing our friend’s freezer load of meat and took in their Golden Retriever, as they headed out of town. We were lucky until 3:00 on Christmas Day. The turkey had been in the oven for 30 minutes when we lost power. No problem; we fired up the BBQ and kept going. Electricity was restored within two hours, and dinner was served on time.

I hope everyone got to enjoy Christmas in their own special way this year.

C.J. Smith said...

It sucked but at least it wasn't a war.