The weather outside is frightful…

by chuckofish

An ice storm is due to hit my dual personality’s flyover town this weekend.

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I just hope they don’t lose their power. Even if it doesn’t last, ice can do damage that can take weeks to  fix.  Back in the “Great Ice Storm of ’98” hundreds of electrical pylons simply buckled under the weight of the ice, and it took more than three weeks to restore power to some areas.

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Ice is not all bad, though. Take, for example, what our northern neighbors in Ottawa have been doing on the frozen Rideau canal:

You can read more about it here. Apparently, dragon boat ice racing is a thing in northern and eastern Europe because, hey, otherwise people could only skate, play hockey, ice-climb, ice-fish, ice-boat (yes, it’s real),  go curling, or — for the really crazy people out there — down hill racing on ice skates. Seriously.

What next?

Personally, I’m not in favor of risking life and limb for a thrill or money. I’d rather stay inside with a good book and a cup of tea, and I fervently hope that my DP will be able to do just that until the weather improves.

Wherever you are, have a safe, non-slip weekend!