Please Santa, let us keep our power on this Christmas

The forecast is warning of freezing rain for the next 3 days! Possibly up to 40mm of accumulation! I’ve never heard of that much accumulation of ice in my life!

Mom and Julie made it here before the snow and rain and freezing rain system that moved through last night. Jeff just armed them both with their own flashlights for the week in case the power goes out.

It’ll be great fun to have no power or water with houseguests, eh? At least we’ll still have heat (wood stove). Jeff thinks the 20 lb turkey might be a little much for his BBQ’s rotisserie though 🙂

Their flight yesterday was delayed 30 minutes yesterday and my shopping stops went quickly, so I stopped for an impromptu haircut in Truro.  My hair is usually wild and curly/wavy. It is going gray and thinning and is usually ridiculous looking. I wish I could use the ol’ “I work from home” excuse, but I have never done much with my hair. Anyway, as usual, the hair stylist made me look even more ridiculous and straightened my hair after she cut it. Like straight-straight. She cut it really short on the back and left it longer on the sides. “You look like a whole new woman” she said. Uh huh. Jeff couldn’t wait for me to go get it wet so I could “fix” it.


Today it is back to curly and wild. Perfect.

We’ve been playing dominos today – the Mexican train game. After a bunch of arguing and shouting, I think we finally got the rules straightened out. Mom is winning by a long shot so far. We might have to recheck the rules.

Monty’s gums are healing up really well. We’ve been soaking his kibble so it is softer for his sore mouth, but he tonight he grabbed a wooden spoon Jeff had by the BBQ and chewed it up so I guess his mouth is feeling good! Missing his two bottom teeth isn’t too shocking to see. We’re still waiting for pathology results that probably won’t come until after Christmas, but I’m doing a good job of keeping that out of my mind.

Oh great it is -0.2°C and pouring rain. Bring it Mother Nature, bring it!


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

One Reply to “Please Santa, let us keep our power on this Christmas”

  1. Why do hairdressers do that ?! I like your hair wavy better too. It’s still mild here on the coast so no freezing rain. Just wet rain. Lots of wet rain.

    Google “ice storm 1998” and you’ll find the images a tad ALARMING. Glad you have a wood stove.

    Good luck with that turkey ! Sybil

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