We had a really bad ice storm over the weekend. It was brutal. It looks like snow on the ground but it’s really actually an accumulation of frozen ice pellets. We got freezing rain and then ice pellets which today is supposed to turn to heavy rain,causing flooding. It was so bad that advisories were issued and people were told to hunker down indoors and not drive anywhere and power was out, trees were down, wires were down, and we had hurricane-force winds along with it. So much for spring! What happened to April?
This is the front of our street, seen from the veranda. It doesn’t look like the middle of April, does it?Everything was closed due to the ice storm as well, all activities, even the churches were closed so I never had Mass yesterday; everyone just had a quiet day at home, confined to the house, no one going anywhere, but it was actually kind of nice, to take a day off from the world, from life, to just stay at home and not have to go anywhere or do anything. My cousin also said her country club was closed, and even in Toronto the streetcars were down as the tracks were all covered in ice and frozen. As for us, the storm tore off our eavestrough and it went flying over the fence and ended up at the side of the house on the other side, and it also tore off our screen door which fell onto a chair and broke it in half on the backyard porch and broke off more of our fence,too.
When the 11 YR old was being annoying and I told him to go to another room he also snarled at me, Go die! (imagine how he’d feel though if I actually did and he’d have to carry that with him for the rest of his life?) and the 16 YR old found out from Patti’s Facebook that her dog’s actually expecting 4 puppies, not 3, and they’re due next week, so Buddy’s going to be a father of 4, and it’s weird though how she’s never posed any “belly shots” of her dog prego and it makes me wonder if she really even is, or if she’s just maybe making the whole thing up…The girls also asked me if white priveledge is real and I told them that sadly, yes, it is, even though most white people will deny it, and I had a dream a dreamboat asked me to a gala as well that was formal and I felt like Cinderella at the ball and said, I never want this night to ever end… and it turned out to be the best day of my life.He was so kind and charming as well that he made me feel beautiful,for the first time ever, which I’ve never felt in my entire life.