I'm just stopping in to share some photos of our ice storm.
We started getting freezing rain late last week and all weekend. Our whole town and surrounding areas had power outages. Our neighbourhood lost hydro for a day but lots of areas in town are still without power after four days. The sun came out yesterday and I took some not great iphone photos.
My nephew and his family live across town and have been staying with us because their hydro is still out. Even worse is that Mike slipped on the concrete steps at their home and cracked some ribs. They are hooking up a generator today so their girls can have Christmas morning at home.
The stories we are hearing of neighbours staying with other families, offering showers and meals, and moving seniors to warming stations shows the kindness that exists. Living without the luxuries for a day or more makes one appreciate the conveniences we have that much more. With last minute shopping not so much a priority it was fun to take the time to show my young great nieces how to knit and stitch. It kept them occupied too.
We will be enjoying this Christmas Eve surrounded by family. Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas!