Let me pour a glass of white wine before I start.
Okay. I was going to talk about best laid plans and all that. I had mentioned that Moonwatcher51 was coming to visit for a few days. And how we had been friends for 25 years etc etc. (If this was Grace and Frankie I would be Frankie and she would be probably too.)
So this is Monday at North of 43 and this past Saturday our province was hit with a huge storm. The kind that killed nine people. You already know Canada has a panorama of weather possibilities and very vibrant seasons. But this event was quite foreign to us.
Lots of damage, the least of which was loss of electricity. Now here is the southwest of Ontario our power went out but was restored pretty quickly. For me it was but a flicker but longer for rural areas.
Here, today, my schedules and planning skills went for nought on a much minor scale. First the coffee maker died – oh and it’s a holiday and stores not open. I spent way too many hours working on the blessed thing (not really my word of choice), and finally gave up and pulled out my kettle. Hot water filtered through paper towel and ground coffee it is. Tried the grounds in my French Press but it is too fine a grind.
Then the toilet plugged. (the loo in more polite terms). I did have a plunger that I bought at the dollar store sometime ago. Word of advice *NEVER BUY A PLUNGER AT THE DOLLAR STORE. That thing folded like tissue paper in the water. It plunged nothing.
I spent way too much time filling a bucket with hot water and pouring it into said porcelain throne to no avail. Finally called a friend, borrowed hers and voila – in seconds the problem is fixed.
Okay back to Moonwatcher51, that intrepid Road Warrior. Nothing stops that girl. Oh except no gas. She is ready to make the five hour trip from the Ottawa area here, except, NO POWER MEANS NO GAS FOR HER CAR.
She is trying to find how far she has to drive to find gas to drive here.(400-500 Km).
Stay tuned. The toilet works, her bed is freshly made up, and there is coffee after a fashion. And the wine supply may dwindle but there will be enough.
Just got a message! She has passed Kingston. About four hours away! Wow!
So from North of 43 enjoy your day. Must run out to corner store for cream!