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Posted: 20/11/2012 at 17:11

Hello all--still in fine form, I see. Just wanted to let you know I am lurking, trying to be inspired, but it's still 9am and the old brain isn't working well enough. That blow we were in for yesterday passed us by, but we are due another today. I am waiting for the mechanic to come and pick up my vehicle to give it a checkup---so will be a carless stay at home today.

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 18:42

Just came back from a supply run--it's not windy, , but dark and pelting down. The roads were slippery with mushed leaves, but few branches. Offered rides to two separate walkers, but they declined-intrepid souls. But they did have rain gear, so just as happy not to have wet upholstery.

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:38

Jean, the worst storms come as the seasons change--fall and spring. So the wind and rain is expected-and we need the rain to fill up the aquifers, to see us through the summer drought. Most people are on wells. My water supply is stored in a cistern and tanks--but they are full now! Power outages are expected-in days gone by, they occurred more frequently and for longer, so most people are prepared.Woodstoves, propane cookers and lights, even generators. I was out of power for 2 weeks once.

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:24

I quite like the Bananamobile. But it's very yellow!

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:21

Good thing you don't live on an island, then, Jean. It is really dismal here. Will have to clear off the driveway so I can stock up on supplies. Can't persuade my dogs to go out and pee--they just roll their eyes! But they never have an accident.

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:12

I am surprised the school boat ran this morning. Expect the kids will be home early.


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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 17:10

Jean--this is the forecast

The storm cycle will continue over Southern B.C. today. Satellite imagery shows another low pressure area is developing southwest of the Washington coast this morning. It is expected to cross Southern Georgia strait this afternoon causing south to southeast winds to increase rapidly to 70 gusting 90 km/h near midday. Winds will diminish early this evening but expect another bout of strong southeast winds across the entire South Coast on Tuesday, as yet another significant low barrels up towards Northern Vancouver Island.

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 16:26

Well, aren't you all festively entertaining this morning!!!

Yes, still here and still powered up--surprisingly, as there are outages all around. Supposed to have another go with the wind today though and dismal for the rest of the week. Not too much damage--a few branches down here--but we'll see what it's like when I go out later. First big storm of the season always brings down the weak wood.

Price we pay for living in Paradise.

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Posted: 19/11/2012 at 02:46

Riding out the storm--98kph gusts ; 70kph steady at the lighthouse. Should abate by midnight, but predicted worse for tomorrow. Still have power, but probably not for long.I will have to resort to low-tech amusements soon--crosswords by lamplight, and fortunately a really good book. We'll see what the morning brings--so glad I don't have to go anywhere!

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Posted: 18/11/2012 at 17:49

Sad news, Dean--but I'm sure your friend will appreciate your help.So sad when it strikes the young.

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