When we all woke up Sunday morning our trees were bent down to the ground like a Dr. Seuss story book picture.
That’s if they weren’t snapped in half. It was a hydro line man’s night mare.
Power outages across Southern Ontario were up around the 250,000 mark as we felt the wrath of what many called the worst ice storm we’ve seen in decades. I guess that depends on if you were one of the 250,000, and how long you down.
Ours went out around 5:30 in the morning, but not for long.
It’s funny how you wake up when the power goes out. Everything in the house stops humming.
At daylight it was intermittent at best.
By that time I’m think of alternatives for heat and what I’m going to do if the freezer starts thawing.
We take electricity for granted always thinking it will be there. When it’s not basic survival instinct kicks in.
How do we stay warm, cook food or keep it frozen. Winter helps with that one.
Unless you’re a kid growing up in today’s technological world.
The first words out of my daughter mouth this morning as she ran through our bedroom door was, “the Wi-Fi’s down!”
Oh my, how will we cope?!?
I’m Scott Thompson.