Saturday, December 02, 2006

Drive-by blogging

Me and my big blog. No sooner do I tease the Pacific Northwest for their terrible weather than we get some. Yesterday was one of those days with temperatures hovering at freezing and rain. Those are ice storm conditions. We lost power at home at 7:00 p.m. Hydro Quebec restored our power at 2:30 p.m. today. The temperature indoors had dropped to 14 degrees C - livable, but uncomfortably close to the line.

We still don't have our cable Internet connection, so I'm in a Starbucks.

(Whoops - I just splashed some gingerbread coffee on my CD-ROM drive.)

I was going to park outside and wardrive - er, warpark, but there was no place to put the car near the shop. I had to park and come in.

While the ice melted before the night was over, the blast of ice and wind has taken down trees, and power, and cable all over NDG. Every five blocks, you'll find a tree or huge branch down. One old tree on Marcil just south of Monkland took out three parked cars.

I came to Starbucks to get that fajita recipe I posted on 101 during the summer. I don't have it written down at home, only online.

Gotta cook. Gotta run.


Blogger Wily said...

webs -

"Gingerbread coffee"? Oh PUL-Ease! I take back that offer to buy you a beer. Instead, we're going to the local grocery store and talking over a cup of FOLGERS like real men.

"Gingerbread coffee."

December 3, 2006 12:36 AM  

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