Sunday, November 25, 2007

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Holiday Shopping

So, we bought a tree. We then discovered that it was not lighted as we had thought. Back that tree will go. We bought a replacement tree, and outdoor lights, and tree decorations, and a wreath for the door, and a ladder with which to put up the lights. A ladder, it turns out, that isn't tall enough to reach the tallest part of the house. Hmmmmm..... I'll think of something.

There we were, along with everyone else, going up and down the aisles. Hoping to get everything we needed before the weather turned. And turn it did. Though it was after dark before the precipitation began. Stringing up the lights was done in the relative mild be comparison. Who knows what tomorrow will bring.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/caon0383

Currently "they" say:

Current Weather

Updated:Sunday Nov 25 2007,21:00 EST- London Airport

Ice pellets

1

°C

Ice pellets

And forecast:
Sunday
Overnight
Monday
Morning
Monday
Afternoon
Monday
Evening

Cloudy with showers A few showers Rain Rain or snow
Temperature 2°C 2°C 5°C 4°C
Condition
Cloudy with showers
A few showers
Rain
Rain or snow
P.O.P. 40% 40% 90% 80%
Feels Like -2 -2 - 0
Wind SW 15km/h SW 15km/h SE 10km/h N 15km/h
Humidity 84% 99% 95% 91%
Rain less than 1mm close to 1mm 5-10mm 1-3mm
Snow - - - 1-3cm

From Sunday Overnight to Monday Evening we expect 1-3cm of snow and 10-15mm of rain.


The Squirrel

I noticed recently some tracks in the snow on the deck. At first I thought they belonged to a bunny. Upon further inspection i was afraid they belonged to a raccoon. It turns out they belong to a squirrel. One of the fat-bottom squirrels that are common in our neighbourhood. I saw him/her scamper out of the garage. You see, the rear garage door does not come all the way down to the ground. There is enough room for a small critter to get through. i knew this already. I once put a nearly full tub of ice cream in the garbage in the garage. The next day there was a shredded bag and no more ice cream. Lesson learned, foodstuffs go in the bin. Having said that i didn't think much of chubby squirrel coming out of the garage. Until i went to put the ladder away that is. The squirrel has chewed away part of a golf bag.

:-(

I'm not sure if he thought the head-covers were trapped relatives, or if he thought it looked like a good place to sleep or what exactly. Suffice it to say, the weather proofing capabilities of the golf bag cover are severely compromised. I have since barricaded the door and reinforced it with eavestrough guck and mothballs. That ought to work.

If it is slippery tomorrow we have new tires and brakes, so we should be okay. We also have one old tire to boot (pun intended) but that can wait for another day....





Tuesday, November 20, 2007

So,
On more than one ocassion There has nearly been
A flood in the kitchen
But....
Thrice now it has been averted
Once by a bucket
Once by a garbage can
Most recently by the dish dry rack

Had it been tilted the other way
A flood for sure there would have been
As it was though
The dry rack drain was higher than the level of the water.

Saved again!

Maybe i should stop putting potential vessels
under the Sink

Maybe

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Snow

It snowed. And then it melted. The backyard sure looked pretty though..........

Today we are having our fireplace/chimney inspected. Who knows, we may have a fire tonight. :)

Or maybe just the furnace on ;)

So what did i do before facebook and myspace and ogame adn whatnot? i think i blogged, quite regularly. I'm not sure what i did before blogging though....

I think i talked to people on the phone or in person or something ;)