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otnorot but just call me Bill

On Friday we had freezing rain,today (Sat.) another day of freezing rain.And now the worst freezing rain storm in decades will come tomorrow.That means that Birch trees and other soft wood trees will bend until the main trunk snaps or the top of the trees will be on the ground.This storm is covering all of Ontario and the north eastern U.S.  I will only go out tomorrow to spread snow melt on my icy walks.

Bill

 

Dovefromabove

Oooh!  Stay inside Bill - keep safe and warm!!!  

KEF

As Dove says, keep safe & warm.

star gaze lily

Brrrrrrrrr, think I'd stay inside. Take care.

Dovefromabove

Anyone walking about in that is going to be expecting it to be slippery - I'd stay indoors and do the pathways when the ice storm has abated a bit!

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gardenning granny

gives us less to complain about here in UK!

don't want to make you envious, but todays sunshine gave me the chance to clear a bit more rotting fruit from the flower beds - mind you it's not very warm!

Stephen W

Brrrrrrrrr, sounds very chilly there Bill, we have had a very nice day here in Kent (UK) nice and sunny, i would have taken a picture for you but it's a bit to late now as the sun is going down.

Hope it warms up for you soon!

otnorot but just call me Bill

How I wish I could post my pictures on here.It is absolutely wicked outside,the ice coating is 1/2 an inch thick on everything.My Birch in front of my house is bent to the ground.In the back yard the neighbors have 40 foot chinese elms (I hate them) and most of their branches have broken off,with one large branch in my yard.Like the weatherman said this is the worst storm in decades.I would say in at  least 8 decades.I am lucky though just 30 feet west the power grid is off for many blocks west.Its raining and when it hits the ground if freezes.So how many people have I convinced to come to Canada?

nutcutlet

I'll stay here Bill.

My mum emigrated to Canada as a child. She and her parents were back 2 years later. Perhaps they couldn't take it. 

 

otnorot but just call me Bill

Did I say the power grids off for many blocks,I should have said many Km/miles. hundreds of thousands have been without power since 10 pm last night,some wont get their power back on until Christmas morning.

Nutcutlet in those days it all depended where you went in Canada.

Bill

Forester2

It sounds horrible Bill.  I hope your power stays on though.  Batten down the hatches and keep warm.

 

nutcutlet

It was Toronto Bill, around 1923 

very lucky here. trip switch has tripped a couple of times but no other problems

Stephen W

I take it you have back-up generators Bill, keep warm there.

gardenning granny

hope you've got a decent log-burner

our weather man is threatening us with gales too, but hopefully not the ice and snow as my grandson is playing for open air carols on Christmas Eve

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On a more positive note you do have wonderful ice wine in Toronto. 

otnorot but just call me Bill

Forester2 Its 418 pm and my dear wife has cooked supper early just in case.

Nutcutlet at that time Toronto was controlled by Orangemen,I dont know your families religion but if you were Catholic you never got a job.That's all changed now.

300.000 without power.

otnorot but just call me Bill

No generators and no fireplace, just two finger I keep crossed.

Steephill our ice wine comes from Niagara about an hours drive from here,I'm glad you like it.

Bill

KEF

Bill your weather and problems have been on television news. Fingers crossed that you don't lose your power.

Don't want to make you too envious but I am in Perth Australia  staying with my daughter,son-in-law and grandchildren ,the weather is lovely but some how carols seem funny listening to them in the sunshine  and it's odd to see Christmas trees next to BBQ'S, but being with  my family at this time off year is great , and we are having turkey dinner on Christmas Day with all the trimmings .MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! Xx Annie