Well folks- I arrived in my old home town, Ontario Canada, after 8 wks of
blissful solitude among the Energy Driving Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona and
my little stint in Sarasota and Marco Island with Sam and Wimal and family .
Sarasota Beach Baila- A Distant Dream to a Distant Drum …
It was on the 2nd April, Easter Monday that I arrived home and and hell
broke loose on the 4th — almost like an April Fools Day Come Late Joke !
Phone dead , hot water tank sprung a leak – the first in 20 yrs, brand new
gas furnace died , and in the horizon was the HUGE Blizzard roaring and
rolling towards me from the north and Giants Tomb- was a white , white !
I was on the phone to the Furnace guy- and Bang- the Power went off ! and
he says ” don’t worry Mary- hang in there- I will be over in 20 mins “—
and the temperature plummeted down, down , down !
So- there I am – no heat, no phone , wind howling around me, as if all
the wolves in Siberia were after me ! and all the while the visibility was
Zero – -I could barely see my car on the driveway, never mind Giants Tomb
Island that you see in this photo and on my post Northern Lights over Giants
Tomb- last year . .
Voila- the Auto Generator kicked in- and a few lights came on + fridge and
Cell phone- thank god- I knew how to use it as I am a total techy idiot !
Well- the Furnace Guy calls in 30 mins ” Mary– the only two access roads
to your home are blocked by fallen trees and one brought down the Power
Lines and the Fire Trucks are out there- diverting traffic . I will turn
back, go home, bring my chain saw and clear the trees to get to you . If
worse come to worse, I will bring you home to my place for the night ‘ !
Sure enough – he got to my place, found the problem with the furnace,
brought over some space heaters – that worked with the few electrical
outlets powered by the Auto Generator and said as soon as the part for the
furnace arrives in 48 hrs- he wil be back .
Service with a Smile- Above and Beyond The Call of Duty I must say !
So, I settled in for a long 48 hrs- slept that night in my street clothes
++ blankets, with one heater going in the bed room, and cell phone by my
O by the way- Cold Water- is a great refreshing thing in the middle of a
blizzard storm !!
Next day– Stay Strong – at least the ‘idiot box ‘ aka TV worked !
Listened to CD Flute music , talked a bit to family ( saving cell phone
charges ! ) .
It was Saturday- 7th – when Bell Canada Telephone and Furnance was up and
Now- What is Your Problem Lady ?/
The Problem- is THE WHITE STUFF you see on the front of the house and on
the back of the house — the darn thing- is there — almost blinding me —
I wear sun glasses inside the house when looking out into the lake – so I
wont get Snow Blindness !!
Ok- get out and go for a walk– did so y’day — snow drifts – Knee high !
BUT== There is Light at The End of The Tunnel —
Saw my little Robin Red Breast — the True Harbinger of Spring — that
never fails to cheer up the most dismal of all souls !!
I am OK now !!
Eagledeepthie – Waiting For Spring !!