Now, that was a windstorm! Patrick and I woke up just after 3:30am and it was really howling outside! We were up for almost an hour watching the trees flapping and bending in 90 km/h winds – it was stunning and frightening all at the same time. The next morning, Patrick took the video camera around the neighbourhood to survey the damage – it was incredible! There was a huge tree behind our complex that toppled over, roots and all. In fact, there are tons of trees in the area that fell over, breaking power lines, fences, and anything else in their way. I wish I could figure out how to post video so you could see it.
The power must have gone out just before we woke up, and it didn’t come back on for 30 hours. By 10am, we were starting to get cold, so we headed to the mall – it should have been a 15-minute drive but it took over an hour because most of the traffic lights were out and most people were practicing the 4-way stop procedure. Breakfast was super yummy – yay for IHOP!!!
Then our friends, Tod & Kim, were super kind to let us stay with them. Thank goodness we didn’t have to worry about Nicholas being too hot or too cold through the night – we were able to have a calm, restful sleep. It was like having a weekend away without even leaving town!
Last night, we were warned to prepare for another storm, but it turned out to be nothing (in our neighbourhood, anyways). I guess Mother Nature decided that we’d suffered enough damage over the last few weeks, between the snow and wind storms. There is another storm expected this weekend, so Christmas might be very interesting.