365 Days of Hypochondria

And other personal happenings.

Ice Storm (Days 151 & 152)

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The ice storm that hit Ontario squandered my blogging yesterday. My house (in my hometown) has been without power, so internet access has been impossible. We’ve been trying to heat the house with our fireplaces but it’s still quite chilly and we have no running water. The power is supposed to go up at 10:00pm tonight but who knows if that will happen. Certain authorities are saying that some homes will be without hydro on Christmas.

I think the thing that bothers me the most about having no hydro is the increased spread of bacteria and germs. I was so happy to finally have a shower today- my aunt and uncle live a town over from us, and fortunately enough, they happen to have power. So here I am, showered and warm and blogging away. If I don’t post tomorrow, it’s because I’m back at home with no internet- c’est la vie.

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The trees have been hit pretty hard. Most of them are halfway drooped over and branches are falling nonstop.

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My family home runs off of a well so once the power went out, we had no water. My mom and I drove into town to see if any stores were open but the only establishment with a back up generator was Tim Hortons (go figure). Luckily, we were able to stock up on some water there. I was glad that we were able to find something because the other alternative -drinking snow that had been boiled on our gas stove- didn’t seem too appealing. But I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.

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